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The Hindu Trinity (Trimūrti)

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the Hindu trinity. As early as Gupta times, a holy trinity of Hinduism, the Trimūrti or triple form, was evolved. This consisted of Brahmā the creator, Vishnu the preserver, ... More


The Padmābatī nāṭak (1860) and the Judgement of Paris

Alexander Riddiford

in Madly after the Muses: Bengali Poet Michael Madhusudan Datta and his Reception of the Graeco-Roman Classics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199699735
eISBN:
9780191745447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699735.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers Madhusudan’s second Bengali play, Padmābatī nāṭak, especially Act One where the Greek story of the golden apple is, in Madhusudan’s own words, ‘Indianized’. The way in which ... More


Householders and Housewives in Early Kāvya Literature

Csaba Dezső

in Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190696153
eISBN:
9780190696184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696153.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Early Buddhist kāvya contrasts the hassled life of a householder with the peaceful life of a forest hermit: the former is devoid of tranquility and therefore militates against striving for liberation ... More


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