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God of Justice

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a brief description of the oppression endured by the lowest castes, the Harijans, in Garhwal. It then introduces Bhairav, the deity to whom the Harijans turn when they are ... More


Families and Their Ghosts

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A truism of ethnology is that death rituals and related practices are oriented more toward the living than the dead; that they seek to re-organize social relationships that have been damaged by the ... More


The Sutol Pāṇḍav Līlā

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Contains a lively narrative account of one of the first pandav lilas attended by the author. The reader obtains a vivid picture of what a pandav lila performance looks and sounds like, as well as a ... More


The Dance of the Cowherd: Pāṇḍav Līlā as a Regional Tradition

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Explores the Pandav Lila as a regional tradition. After a brief overview of the history and culture of Garhwal, the author discusses the ways in which pandav lila presents the self‐image of the ... More


A Divine King in the Western Himalayas

William S. Sax

in Dancing the Self: Personhood and Performance in the Pandav Lila of Garhwal

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Focuses on a valley in Western Garhwal that is ”ruled” by the divine king Karna, a figure from the Mahabharata. Nearby are other similar ”divine kingdoms,” ruled by Duryodhana and the demon Mahasu. ... More


Making Music Regional in a Delhi Studio

Stefan Fiol

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

In much of South Asia, “regional” music albums in vernacular languages are released on audiocassette and video compact discs in larger numbers than albums of Hindi film music or international pop. ... More


The Saptāha—Yajña

McComas Taylor

in Seven Days of Nectar: Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhagavatapurana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190611910
eISBN:
9780190611934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611910.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The saptāha is often referred to as a jñāna-yajña, a sacrifice in the form of knowledge. This chapter attempts to convey the look and feel of these “knowledge sacrifices,” contrasting the different ... More


The Sponsor—Yajamāna

McComas Taylor

in Seven Days of Nectar: Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhagavatapurana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190611910
eISBN:
9780190611934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611910.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The sponsor of the saptāha is known as the yajman. This is the Hindi form of yajamāna, which is itself the Sanskrit term for the sponsor of the Vedis sacrifice. Contemporary saptāha performances may ... More


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