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

William S. Sax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139150
eISBN:
9780199871650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139151.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Explores the way personhood is constructed in public ritual performance. The performances are pandav lilas, ritual dramatizations of India's great epic, Mahabharata. They take place in the former ... More


Hindu God, Christian God: How Reason Helps Break Down the Boundaries Between Religions

Francis X. Clooney

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138542
eISBN:
9780199834099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Hindu God, Christian God, an exercise in comparative theology, proposes that theology today is an interreligious discipline and illustrates this with reference to Christianity and ... More


Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal

Rachel Fell McDermott

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134346
eISBN:
9780199868056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134346.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kālī and Umā. The poems — many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation — were ... More


Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Torkel Brekke

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199252367
eISBN:
9780191602047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925236X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents three case studies on the construction and politics of religious identity in the Indian regions during the 19th century. It explores the leadership of three religions: the Hindus ... More


Conclusion

Torkel Brekke

in Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199252367
eISBN:
9780191602047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925236X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains in India were in the midst of redefining what it meant to belong to their communities by the end of the 19th century. This occurred within the confines set by the English ... 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


Animals and World Religions

Lisa Kemmerer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book focuses on core religious teachings that explain how human beings ought to behave in relation to other animals, with the intent that this information be considered in light of contemporary ... 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


Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Mark Singleton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Yoga Body charts the rise of postural yoga (āsana) in popular imagination and practice from the middle of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War. This period saw ... 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


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

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

From Chennai (Madras), India to London and Washington D.C., contemporary urban middle-class Hindus invest earnings, often derived from the global economy, into the construction or renovation of ... More


The Enduring Power of Praise-Abuse: Bhat Admen in Modern Times

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the Bhats’ tactical narration of their religious history, and specifically the manner in which they present themselves as alternately Hindu or Muslim in order to gain ... More


 The Cat in the Courtyard: The Performance of Sanskrit and the Religious Experience of Women

Laurie L. Patton

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/9780195177060.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter demonstrates how contemporary female Sanskritists in Maharashtra reconfigure Sanskrit, the “father language” of Brahminical Hinduism, as a “grandmother language” and how women engage in ... More


Religion and Creation

Keith Ward

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This book is the second part of a major project of comparative theology begun with Religion and Revelation, which was published in 1994, which looks at major concepts of faith in all four of the main ... More


 Designing a Course on Religion and Cinema in India

Gayatri Chatterjee

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

One of the first significant works of its kind, this chapter presents a detailed introduction to religion and film in India. With a focus on Hinduism, the chapter is a rich survey both of the history ... More


 Creationism and Intelligent Design: The Evolution of an Idea

Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

in Evolution and Religious Creation Myths: How Scientists Respond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315387
eISBN:
9780199785674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates that Intelligent Design can be called a form of neocreatonism that, just like old-style creationism, confuses the word “theory” with the words “postulate” and “fact”. It ... 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 Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a ... More


Yoga as Physical Culture I: Strength and Vigor

Mark Singleton

in Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395358
eISBN:
9780199777303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395358.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Hinduism

Chapter 6 considers early twentieth‐century developments of experiments in the synthesis of yoga and physical culture. Āsana remains largely absent from the practical, anglophone yoga primer in the ... More


A Hindu Temple Comes to Town

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In 1985, a proposal to build the Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple stirred lively public debate among Christians in a blue-collar suburb of Chicago. The evangelical magazine Christianity Today covered ... More


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