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Introduction

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins with discussions of the importance of archaeological evidence in studying ancient India, and the development of archaeological research in the subcontinent — establishment of the ... More


Framing the Pilgrimage: Contours of the Haj from the Indian Subcontinent

Saurabh Mishra

in Pilgrimage, Politics, and Pestilence: The Haj from the Indian Subcontinent, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070603
eISBN:
9780199080007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070603.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sketches an overall picture of the pilgrimage from the Indian subcontinent and outlines the broad trends and changes that occurred within the period under study. It compares the colonial ... More


India and the Limits of Digital Diffusion

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

India is the latest major adopter of computers. In the past twenty years it has become a hotbed of the international outsourcing and software development businesses. It is the most dramatic example ... More


A nation on the move: the Indian diaspora

Sagarika Dutt

in India in a Globalized World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069000
eISBN:
9781781701409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069000.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates how migration from the Indian subcontinent has led to the formation of an Indian diaspora. It explains that the Indian diaspora is the third largest diaspora in the world ... More


Caste and Conservation

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Indian subcontinent experienced a major resource crunch between the fourth to tenth centuries of the Christian era. Caste society had developed an elaborate system of the diversified use of living ... More


Paleobiogeography and South Asian Small Mammals: Neogene Latitudinal Faunal Variation

Lawrence J. Flynn and Wilma Wessels

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter analyzes the fossil record of South Asia's Neogene small land mammals in the context of its paleobiogeography. Within the Indian Subcontinent, high faunal similarity can be observed ... More


Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapters in this volume resulted from an international conference held at the University of Texas at Austin on April 3–6, 2003. The conference explored the period between roughly the 4th century ... More


Geographical Setting

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Indian subcontinent emerged as a separate geographical unit. This subcontinent is divided into India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan. It is largely situated in the tropical zone. The ... More


The Siwaliks and Neogene Evolutionary Biology in South Asia

Lawrence J. Flynn, Everett H. Lindsay, David Pilbeam, S. Mahmood Raza, Michèle E. Morgan, John C. Barry, Catherine E. Badgley, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, I. U. Cheema, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, and Neil D. Opdyke

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter characterizes the Siwaliks and Neogene evolutionary biology in South Asia, paying special attention to the distribution of fossiliferous terrestrial deposits of late Cenozoic age across ... More


Historical Background

Andreas Rieck

in The Shias of Pakistan: An Assertive and Beleaguered Minority

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190240967
eISBN:
9780190492113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240967.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following waves of Sunni Muslim conquest in the Indian subcontinent, Shi’ism has spread there mainly due to the influence of Sufism and Persian culture. Since the eighteenth century regular Shia ... More


Margins at the Center: Tracing Kālī through Time, Space, and Culture

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Kālī's embodiment of the fundamental, bipolar opposites that ground human existence is a familiar theme in the study of the fierce Goddess. This grounding in the deepest aspects of the human ... More


South and South East Asia

Preeti Chopra

in Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198713326
eISBN:
9780191781766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713326.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter considers several iconic buildings and domestic spaces that were central to British imperial rule in South and South East Asia. Imperial buildings were never simply copies of buildings ... More


South Asia’s Influence on the Revival of Islam in Central Asia

Bayram Balci

in Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Several centuries old, the relationships between contemporary Central Asia and South Asia—mainly the Indian subcontinent—have been consolidated through the Moghul dynasty, founded by Central Asian ... More


Origins, History, Expansion

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the origins and expansion of Tantra, a socioreligious phenomenon that has permanently marked not only the religions but also the history, the very life, of South Asian and ... More


Tantra in India

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides an overview of Tantra in contemporary India. Tantra appeared in brahmanical circles and developed over the course of centuries within Hinduism. It became part of the Hindu ... More


Filling Hearts with Joy: Handcrafted ‘Indian Textiles’ Exports to Central Eastern Africa in the Nineteenth Century

Sarah Fee

in Transregional Trade and Traders: Situating Gujarat in the Indian Ocean from Early Times to 1900

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199490684
eISBN:
9780199096145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490684.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

It is generally recognized that cotton textiles made in the Indian subcontinent dominated global markets until outcompeted by Britain’s industrially manufactures in the early 1800s. However, scholars ... More


Karma in and after Greater Magadha

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Karma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835705
eISBN:
9780824870256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835705.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines karma in and after Greater Magadha, the region east of the Vedic homeland, that is, east of the confluence of the Ganges and the Jumna, in the eastern Ganges plain. Magadha was ... More


Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Bayram Balci

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

With the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, a major turning point in all former Soviet Republics, Central Asian and Caucasian countries began to reflect on their history and identities. As a ... More


Conclusion

Jan-Peter Hartung

in A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199361779
eISBN:
9780199388264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361779.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses what brought Islamism to the forefront of public awareness around the globe. Mawdudi receives almost no mention in this discourse, and where he does receive some, he appears ... More


The Outside

Robert S. Leiken

in Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the violent jihad in Europe stemming from Outside influences such as the propaganda of Islamist states like Iran and Saudi Arabia, as well as jihadis such as the Groupe ... More


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