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The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Nagappa Gowda

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Bhagavadgita has lent itself to several readings to defend or contest various views on life, morality, and metaphysics. It has played an important role in the formation of nationalist discourse ... More


Talking Politics: Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Bhikhu Parekh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071549
eISBN:
9780199081349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071549.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

One of the most distinguished political philosophers of our time, British-Indian academic and peer Lord Bhikhu Parekh’s work continues to deeply influence our understanding of identity, politics, and ... More


Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Farah Godrej

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This book takes cosmopolitanism as its central problematic, asking the question of what it might mean for the very practices of political theorizing to be cosmopolitan? It suggest that methodological ... More


Canons, Traditions and Cosmopolitanism: Choosing the “Units” of Analysis

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Can we turn to new and different intellectual resources without reproducing the categories and modes of inquiry pertaining to a Westcentric understanding of political theory? In order to avoid ... More


Interpreting the Other: The Hermeneutics of Comparative Political Thought

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Given the unique challenges posed by the interpretation of ideas from other civilizations, the existence of Western interpretive techniques is often insufficient in allowing us to understand well ... More


“Other” Texts, Our Contexts: Western Problems and Non-Western Solutions

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 turns to the question of “self-relocation,” which refers to the relocation of the site of experience and understanding within the Western academy, using the knowledges, methods and ... More


 The Eternal Dharma

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The last chapter of the book looks at the religious and political developments in India after the arrival of the British colonialists. The chapter focuses primarily on the Hindu response to ... More


Spirituality in Modern Society

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how in the nineteenth century the category of spirituality received a global modern meaning. It became part of an alternative modernity in different places around the globe. ... More


Ahimsa, Gandhi, and the Angry Hindu

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with an error in a newspaper clipping, something that came over The Times of India at a most inopportune moment. The error attributed violence to Gandhi, while it placed him in a ... More


Gandhi and his Critics

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi had been enmeshed in controversies ever since he plunged into the racial politics of Natal until he was assassinated fifty-four years later. He had to contend with the suspicious eyes ... More


The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

A.G. Noorani (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book presents important documents recording the reactions of Muslims in the aftermath of the Independence and Partition of India, and in the subsequent fifty years. Besides key political ... More


A Hindu Education: Early Years of the Banaras Hindu University

Leah Renold

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674835
eISBN:
9780199081493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674835.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book provides a comprehensive account of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India's first residential university and the result of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya's efforts to establish a Hindu ... More


Constitutional Morality

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Constitutional morality is important for constitutional laws to be effective. Without constitutional morality, the operation of a constitution tends to become arbitrary, erratic, and capricious. This ... More


Introduction: Gandhi’s use of Platonic, Christian, and Stoic values: reinterpretation, experimentation, and mere convergence

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Gandhi was a philosopher, and understanding his philosophy helps to reveal the comparative consistency of the positions he took. He had much in common with the ancient Stoics, even though he ... More


Beyond the Secular West

Akeel Bilgrami (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of ... More


The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Nicholas Owen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book examines the complex and often troubled relationship between anti-imperialist campaigners in Britain and India, from the formation of the Indian National Congress in 1885 to the winning of ... More


South Africa: Reform Religion

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When the first Indian workers were introduced to the Natal coast of South Africa in 1860, inexperienced entrepreneurs were just learning how to grow sugarcane, and many workers were assigned to civic ... More


The Gandhi Film

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Gandhi, a film by Richard Attenborough, ran for weeks in theatres packed to capacity all over the world. Its extraordinary popularity may be attributed to the fact that it was ... More


Heaven and Its Inhabitants

Jerry L. Walls

in Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195113020
eISBN:
9780199834815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195113020.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The basic question addressed here is that of who will be in heaven; this is discussed mainly with respect to the issue of whether the adherents of other (world) religions will be saved. The three ... More


Dilemmas of the Metropolitan Anti‐Imperialist, 1906–1910

Nicholas Owen

in The British Left and India: Metropolitan Anti-Imperialism, 1885-1947

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233014
eISBN:
9780191716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233014.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the efforts of metropolitan anti-imperialists to influence the work of the Liberal Government between 1906 and 1910. It begins by explaining the failure of the British Committee ... More


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