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Conclusion

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

The book concludes with an address to the contemporary generations of Indians, both in India and in the diaspora. It argues that, so far, Indians have taken over the European descriptions of their ... More


We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom

Tisa Wenger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832622
eISBN:
9781469605869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894217_wenger
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

For Native Americans, religious freedom has been an elusive goal. From nineteenth-century bans on indigenous ceremonial practices to twenty-first-century legal battles over sacred lands, peyote use, ... More


Colonialism and Colonial Consciousness *

S.N. Balagangadhara

in Reconceptualizing India Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter argues that a colonial consciousness pervades both colonial and modern descriptions of India. Through an interdisciplinary survey of descriptions of India as a corrupt, immoral and ... More


The English East India Company: Reflections on Mughal Traditions of Governance

Kumkum Chatterjee

in The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on a range of English language accounts of India's and Bengal's past composed during the mid-to late eighteenth century. Most of these accounts were written during the decline of ... More


Tradition and Modernity

Ashis Nandy

in Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678987
eISBN:
9780199081356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Beginning with a discussion of Ashis Nandy's views about the central traditions in India today and how they have changed in the last fifty years, this section also presents Nandy's views on evil in ... More


Significance of Hindustani Classical Music

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Music in India has always formed an important part in everyday life of Indians. This interview looks at the changes that occurred in the way Indians listen to music and whether Indian classical ... More


A Dream of Emancipation

Thomas Grillot

in First Americans: U.S. Patriotism in Indian Country after World War I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300224337
eISBN:
9780300235326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224337.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the contradictions and frustrations surrounding veterans came to a head with the onset of the “Indian New Deal” initiated by Franklin D. Roosevelt's Indian commissioner, John ... More


Creation and the Trinity

Keith Ward

in Religion and Creation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263937
eISBN:
9780191682681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263937.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

Theologians broadly agree on the supreme perfections that are ascribable to God. Power, wisdom, knowledge, bliss, and compassion are ascribed to God in both Indian and Semitic traditions. ... More


Introduction

Dave Ramsaran and Linden F. Lewis

in Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818041
eISBN:
9781496818089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818041.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Indian communities of Guyana and Trinidad. The lived experience of the Indian community in Guyana and Trinidad in some ways represents a cultural ... More


The Beast with Two Backs: Aleister Crowley and Sex Magick in Late Victorian England

Hugh B. Urban

in Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247765
eISBN:
9780520932883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247765.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the unique melding of Western sexual magic and Indian Tantric traditions at the dawn of the twentieth century, focusing on the work of the Aleister Crowley. It discusses how ... More


Asian Classics as the Great Books of the East

Wm. Theodore de Bary

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the importance of reading the ‘Asian classics.’ The reading and understanding of a text should work, as much as possible, from the inside out rather than from the outside in. ... More


The Burden of Procedures

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

in Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387642
eISBN:
9780226387789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387789.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the second half of the nineteenth century, a legislative drive led to the creation of a number of specific laws. The state clearly saw itself as much more than a custodian of Indian notions of law ... More


Ambedkar and Environmental Thought

Mukul Sharma

in Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477562
eISBN:
9780199090969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477562.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Building on the previous chapter, which deals with a wide range of Dalit materials and writers, this chapter focuses primarily on Ambedkar’s views, and their relationship to Indian agrarian and ... More


Introduction: James Tod’s role in knowledge exchanges with the Rajputs

Florence D’Souza

in Knowledge, mediation and empire: James Tod's journeys among the Rajputs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090806
eISBN:
9781781708576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090806.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Attempting to analyse James Tod’s position as self-elected defender of the cause of the Rajputs, this book takes “shape-shifting” and “self-translation” in the encounter with human difference, to ... More


Gandhi and Non-violence

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter talks of Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of non-violence. It explains that though Gandhi was the greatest exponent of the doctrine of ahimsa or non-violence in modern times, he was not its ... More


Performing the Argument: Ramayana in Talamaddale

K. V. Akshara

in Performing the Ramayana Tradition: Enactments, Interpretations, and Arguments

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197552506
eISBN:
9780197552544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552506.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter elaborates on a predominantly oral performance tradition called Talamaddale which is linked to the popular traditional form of Yakshagana performed in the southern state of Karnataka, ... More


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