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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


Introduction: New Houses for the Gods in an Urban World

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tourists rarely consider Chennai a “temple city”, yet this major commercial center is experiencing a temple building boom. As active in building the economy as in constructing temple, new donors and ... More


Aryan Origins and Modern Nationalist Discourse

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter discusses some of the more modern ideological underpinnings of the Indo-Aryan origin debate in India as different forces compete over the construction of national identity. Other ... More


Reform, Revival and the Call for Hindu Rashtra

Nikita Sud

in Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explores Gujarat’s nineteenth-century path to Hindu communalism and the shaping of the Hindu nationalist project in the twentieth century. It begins with initiatives for social reform ... More


Colonial Legacies: Some Concluding Thoughts

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter makes the case for the retention of certain received categories and approaches in the study of Hindu traditions in response to the recent critiques of several western scholars who ... 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


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


Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in a Changing World

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/9780195386141.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The concluding chapter examines how Hindu pilgrimage—and ideas about pilgrimage—have been affected by social change. One such change is the promotion of tourism, which has brought significant ... More


Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Nikita Sud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In this path-breaking account, Nikita Sud critically re-examines the post-independence history and politics of Gujarat, one of India’s leading federal units. Today, Gujarat is known for its ... More


Introduction

Nikita Sud

in Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

As India’s contemporary growth story occupies the international spotlight, this book sets out to investigate the political, social and developmental complexities of this process. For empirical depth, ... More


 The Politics of Religion and the Morality of Globalization

Abdullahi A. An‐Na'im

in Religion in Global Civil Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195188356
eISBN:
9780199785247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188356.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay questions whether economic globalization and global civil society work against each other or in concert. Examining Islamic fundamentalism, Hindu nationalism, and Liberation Theology, it ... More


The Blame Game: Recriminations from the Indian Left

Pathik Pathak

in The Future of Multicultural Britain: Confronting the Progressive Dilemma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635443
eISBN:
9780748652877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635443.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines how India's Left assigned the blame for the rise of Hindu nationalism to its rival factions. In particular, it scrutinizes the common accusation that anti-secularism is ... More


Conclusion

Nikita Sud

in Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book has covered critical themes in the life of twentieth-century Gujarat. It has settled on liberalization and Hindu nationalism as significant motifs in the trajectory of the region today. The ... More


Saffron Semantics: The Struggle to Define Hindu Nationalism

Pathik Pathak

in The Future of Multicultural Britain: Confronting the Progressive Dilemma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635443
eISBN:
9780748652877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635443.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter relocates to India, the complementary rise of Hindutva, and neo-liberalism since the early 1990s. It reflects on the Left's struggles to categorise the threat posed by the Sangh Parivar, ... More


Early Indian Responses

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

As was the case in the West, there were all sorts of reactions to, and appropriations of, the discovery of a shared Aryan pedigree from the Indian subcontinent in popular, political, and religious ... More


Hinduism and the Politics of Rights in India

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

in Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195343397
eISBN:
9780199894123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343397.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What were the deep historical forces that moved Hinduism to become amenable to human rights-oriented discourses, apart from the fact that there were normative resources within the tradition that ... More


Knowing Your Place: Religious Identities and Differences

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

in Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses Hindu nationalism and its outreach to Indians living outside of India, particularly the United States. It describes how the movement has impacted the daily lives of Indian ... More


‘The Hindu Bomb’: Nuclear Nationalism in The Last Jet-Engine Laugh

in Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317088
eISBN:
9781846319792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317088.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how South Asian writers have understood the possession of nuclear weapons — particularly the testing of India's nuclear arsenal in 1998 — as being central to the Hindu ... More


The Hyperbolic Vegetarian: Notes on a Fragile Subject in Gujarat

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter explicates how the affect of disgust relates to violence by focusing on a case study of an upwardly mobile member of what is generally conceived of as a “lower” social category, a ... More


Between Hindu Nationalism and Coalition Politics: Jana Sangh, BJP, and the ‘Moderation Thesis’ Regarding the ‘Radical Parties’

Christophe Jaffrelot

in Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Focusing on the ‘right-wing’ radical political formations in India, the essay examines how far their participation in electoral process has produced a process of moderation. As per the proposed ... More


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