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 Arranging a Love Marriage: Sītā's “Self‐Choice” and Rukmiṇī's Elopement

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 traces how divine marriages are arranged in classical, medieval and televised versions of the stories, and how such scenarios are echoed in popular movies. Sītā's Svayamvara is contrasted ... More


The Hardwar Pandas

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Pandas are local brahmins who serve as hereditary pilgrim guides. Each panda family has the rights to pilgrims from a particular Indian region, and pandas protect these rights ... More


Dharma and Bhakti

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter attempts to “map” dharma in relation to bhakti, proposing that such a map must begin with the divine plan or plans one has been hearing about. It becomes a project of mapping the ... More


Women's Dharma: Śāstric Norms and Epic Narratives

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the topics of strīdharma or womens's dharma and marriage law as the Mahābhārata portrays them through the three generations of dynastic instability that precede the generation ... More


Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow: Gender, Genre, and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon'

Shobna Nijhawan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199488391
eISBN:
9780199095834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199488391.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Investigating the emergence of Hindi publishing in colonial Lucknow, long a stronghold of Urdu and Persian literary culture, Shobna Nijhawan offers a detailed study of literary activities emerging ... More


The Hindi Literary Sphere (1920s–1940s) from the Micro-Perspective of Lucknow

Shobna Nijhawan

in Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow: Gender, Genre, and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199488391
eISBN:
9780199095834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199488391.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 1 investigates periodical publishing in the Hindi belt of the 1920s and sets a selected few influential periodicals of the time in relationship to publishing activities emerging out of ... More


From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Romila Thapar

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book is a brief but concise collection of lectures which discuss the nature of early Indian society during the mid-first millennium BC and relate it to the ancient Indian historical tradition in ... More


The Transition to State

Romila Thapar

in From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter is concerned with the transition of pastoral societies into states. It starts with a discussion of the migration from the Sarasvati to the middle Ganga valley. It goes on to describe the ... More


‘Irrigating the Lands, Irrigating the Minds’: Panacea for a Parched North India

Sanjay Sharma

in Famine, Philanthropy and the Colonial State: North India in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195653861
eISBN:
9780199081653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195653861.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

The concluding chapter of the book begins by discussing the long term consequences of the 1837-8 famine. While official accounts argued that north Indian society quickly bounced back from the ... More


Genealogies of the Folk Concept in Colonial Uttarakhand

Stefan Fiol

in Recasting Folk in the Himalayas: Indian Music, Media, and Social Mobility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041204
eISBN:
9780252099786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041204.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, indigenous and British colonial elites gathered local knowledge from low-status (Shilpkar) performers and inscribed this knowledge within the ... More


Does Space Matter in Electoral Democracy?: Analysing Mother Ganga’s ‘Call’ to the BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate

Bikramaditya Kumar Choudhary

in The Algebra of Warfare-Welfare: A Long View of India's 2014 Election

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199489626
eISBN:
9780199097548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489626.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Banaras witnessed accelerated political climate in 2014 as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate decided to represent this as his parliamentary constituency. Suddenly, the city marked with diversity ... More


Energy Dilemmas

Jairam Ramesh

in Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199457526
eISBN:
9780199085255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457526.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

India’s vulnerability to climate change, the need to limit emissions, and preserve the forests as carbon sinks makes it necessary to diversify and tap alternative sources of energy, such as solar, ... More


Two-Times-Three Dead Mother Texts: Dead Mothers and Nascent Goddesses

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's Mahābhārata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878337
eISBN:
9780190878368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878337.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Against the backdrop of three of Freud’s rare texts that address the topic of dead mothers, chapter 3 treats in counterpoint three dead mother texts from the Mahābhārata. All three feature Kuntī, but ... More


Exercising National Power (September–December 1996)

Sanjay Ruparelia

in Divided We Govern: Coalition Politics in Modern India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190264918
eISBN:
9780190492175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264918.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines various events in Centre-state relations that tested the pro-regional credentials of the United Front amidst growing tensions within its ranks. The coalition exploited national ... More


Horizons of Healthcare: Promises to Keep

L.M. Singhvi

Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Lokendra Malik (eds)

in India's Vibgyor Man: Selected Writings and Speeches of L.M. Singhvi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199484164
eISBN:
9780199097012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484164.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In Chapter 22, we have covered his views on healthcare system in the country. He has expressed his concerns on the healthcare infrastructure in the country. He states that the people should be ... More


Quaternary of the Bengal Coast

Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay

in The Archaeology of Coastal Bengal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199481682
eISBN:
9780199091027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481682.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The second chapter is about the Quaternary of the east coast in India in general and the Bengal coast in particular. This discussion on the Quaternary is crucial in the context of the evolution of ... More


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