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Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Veena Das

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Hindu caste and ritual are two features of the Hindu society that are discussed in Structure and Cognition. The book presents a thorough analysis of two Sanskrit texts, the Dharmaranya Purana and the ... More


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

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. The ruling nationalist ... More


Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India

James W. Laine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195141269
eISBN:
9780199849543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Shivaji was a noble and virtuous hero from 17th-century western India. His legend is well known and has been retold, in several different versions, as it serves as an important part of Hindu ... More


 A Long and Winding Tail: Hanuman in History and Historiography

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

While surveying textual sources, iconography, and other historical evidence for the development of Hanuman's popular cult, this chapter also interrogates the explanatory narratives that have been ... More


Monkey in the Middle: Hanuman and His Kin in Transcultural Discourse

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on a theme implicit in much of the book: the relationship of Hanuman's simian form to the mediatory religious role he assumes and to the “messages” he so effectively delivers. It ... More


Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Anshu Malhotra and Farina Mir (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This interdisciplinary volume seeks to consider the notion of ‘Punjabiyat’, a loosely defined term often used to describe a sentiment of belonging or attachment to Punjab and/or the foundations of a ... More


Francis X. Clooney Continues the Dialogue

Francis X. Clooney

in Catholicism and Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827879
eISBN:
9780199919451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827879.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter presents a response to comments in the previous chapter. While this chapter recognizes what the previous chapter had to say about the growing number of Americans influenced by Hinduism, ... More


Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion

Corinne G. Dempsey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199860333
eISBN:
9780199919598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860333.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth celebrates the merits of carefully contextualized comparison as an illuminating approach to the study of religion. Drawing from ethnographical work in ... More


Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Axel Michaels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The book deals with festivals and rituals at the Nepalese Paśupatnātha Temple located in Deopatan, the City of (all) Gods, and the Paśupatikṣetra, the “Field of Paśupati.” Paśupati, a form of Śiva, ... More


The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus in India and the United States

Karen Pechilis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195145380
eISBN:
9780199849963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A distinctive aspect of Hindu devotion is the veneration of a human guru, who is not only an exemplar and a teacher, but is often worshipped as an embodiment of the divine. In the past these gurus ... More


Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Tracy Pintchman (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores the relationship between ritual practices and the lives and activities of Hindu women beyond the ritual sphere. It presumes that Hindu women are deeply engaged and invested in the ... More


Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Margaret H. Case

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers a close-up view of the religious world of one of the most influential families in Vrinbadan, India's premier place of pilgrimage for worshipers of Krishna. This priestly family has ... More


Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Philip Lutgendorf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to one of the most beloved and widely worshiped of Hindu deities: the “monkey-god” Hanuman. It details the historical expansion of Hanuman's religious ... More


Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Loriliai Biernacki

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The role of women and ideas of gender are fundamental components of all religious traditions. Tantric traditions in particular offer a unique perspective on women's participation in religious ... More


 Performing Arts, Re‐forming Rituals:: Women and Social Change in South India

Vasudha Narayanan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the expression of Hindu women's religiosity through music and dance. It is argued that in contemporary Hinduism the performing arts, which are essentially forms of religious ... More


Introduction

James W. Laine

in Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195141269
eISBN:
9780199849543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141269.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The legend of Shivaji contains several narratives on his victories, raids, and escapes that always showcase his nobility and virtue. These stories are well known in Maharashtra, and they seem to ... More


 Wandering from “Hills to Valleys” with the Goddess: Protection and Freedom in the Matamma Tradition of Andhra

Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that South Indian Hindu women expand the boundaries of domesticity through a ritual alliance between women and the goddess Gangamma. In many Indian contexts, marriage ... More


 Threshold Designs, Forehead Dots, and Menstruation Rituals:: Exploring Time and Space in Tamil Kolams

Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that women's religious practices cross boundaries and traverse thresholds, and emphasizes continuity and overlap between private and public domains. The focus is on the ... More


 Domesticity and Difference/Women and Men: Religious Life in Medieval Tamilnadu

Leslie C. Orr

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores whether a domestic religious orientation, engaged with the personal and the particular, can be observed in the context of precolonial South India. It focuses on the period ... More


 The Play of the Mother:: Possession and Power in Hindu Women's Goddess Rituals

Kathleen M. Erndl

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores questions of Hindu women's power in connection with goddess possession rituals in the Kangra Valley area of Himachal Pradesh, North India. In Kangra, it is not uncommon for ... More


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