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The Slaying of Meghanada: A Ramayana from Colonial Bengal

Michael Madhusudan Datta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195167993
eISBN:
9780199835805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195167996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton — but that is all bosh — nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I ... More


Kolkata: A Case of Lack of Coordination

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the municipal corporations in Kolkata, and focuses on the central city of Kolkata. In terms of population, Kolkata is easily the seventh biggest city in the world, and the ... More


East–West Metro in Kolkata

M. Ramachandran

in Metro Rail Projects In India: A Study In Project Planning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073987
eISBN:
9780199080847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the east-west metro rail system in Kolkata. It details the various phases of the project from proposal to implementation. Kolkata is the only city in the ... More


Strengthening Urban Services: The Way Forward

Kala Seetharam Sridhar and A. Venugopala Reddy

in State of Urban Services in India's Cities: Spending and Financing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198065388
eISBN:
9780199081264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065388.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the different findings the four case studies on Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, and Kolkata, discussed in previous chapters. The discussion begins with a summary of the findings ... More


Mapping the Movement, Situating the Study

Srila Roy

in Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081722
eISBN:
9780199082223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the reader to the Naxalite movement, its history and historiography, and outlines the ethnographic context on which the book draws. It maps the movement particularly in terms ... More


The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Deonnie Moodie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is about what temples do for Hindus in the modern era, particularly those who belong to India’s diverse and evolving middle classes. While many excoriate these sites as emblematic of all ... More


Experiments in Power: Urban Politics in Postliberalization Kolkata

Gavin Shatkin

in Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

India’s postliberalization urban politics is captured well by Solomon Benjamin’s concept of ‘occupancy urbanism’, a dynamic in which varied groups deploy their power of the vote and other forms of ... More


Domestic Days: Women, Work, and Politics in Contemporary Kolkata

Samita Sen and Nilanjana Sengupta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461165
eISBN:
9780199087006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461165.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Gender and Sexuality

‘Maids’ have become an inseparable part of the daily lives of ‘middle-class’ urban households in India. Despite the fact that increasing numbers of poor women are joining this profession, very little ... More


Lens on Reality

Pallabi Chakravorty

in This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199477760
eISBN:
9780199091102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477760.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter argues that the new communication technologies and globalization of media have fundamentally changed India’s visual culture and that Bollywood dance and dance reality TV provide a ... More


Mediated Subjectivities

Pallabi Chakravorty

in This is How We Dance Now!: Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199477760
eISBN:
9780199091102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477760.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The chapter focuses on the televisual and lived experiences of the dancers and choreographers to connect the production of spectacle on the screen to their everyday lives. It captures these ... More


Move to the Metropolis

Deepak Kumar

in The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self, and Society in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199461530
eISBN:
9780199086399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461530.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter views the shift from a mofussil town to the capital cities from a personal angle. It is during this shift that a researcher emerges. The local and the bigger national scene form the ... More


Introduction: The Temples of Modern India

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the temple and the contours of the most recent modernization projects imposed upon it through the voices of devotees, renovators, temple Brahmins, and beggars at Kālīghāṭ. ... More


Reviving and Reforming Calcutta’s Hindu Past

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In their English- and Bengali-language journal articles and books, middle-class Bengali Hindu authors at the turn of the twentieth century lifted Kālīghāṭ out of the realm of mythology and ... More


A Religious Institution Goes Public

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In the mid-twentieth century, Kālīghāṭ became a site that middle-class actors could not only write about but also act upon in an official capacity. Because Kālīghāṭ was never royally patronized, East ... More


Sacred Space Becomes Public Space

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

At the turn of the twenty-first century, middle-class men and women formed non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and filed public interest litigation suits (PILs) in order to expand temple space, ... More


Resisting Middle-Class Modernizing Projects

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Middle-class modernizers frame their projects at Kālīghāṭ as being in the best interests of the Hindu public in Kolkata. However, so many who frequently worship at the temple or who live and work on ... More


Conclusion: Bourgeoisifying Hinduisms and Hindu-izing Cities

Deonnie Moodie

in The Making of a Modern Temple and a Hindu City: Kalighat and Kolkata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190885267
eISBN:
9780190885298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885267.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Modernizers work to refine the behavior and decorum of Hindus and to cleanse the goddess Kālī for bourgeois global consumption. They work together with state bodies to make Hindu temples part of the ... More


Maithili Language and the Movement, Part–II

Mithilesh Kumar Jha

in Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India: Making of the Maithili Movement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199479344
eISBN:
9780199092116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479344.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the unfolding of the Maithili movement in post-independent India. One of the major characteristics of the movement in this period has been its gradual shift from a predominantly ... More


The Making of a Modern Religious Seeker: From Mukunda Lal Ghosh to Swami Yogananda, 1893–1920

David J. Neumann

in Finding God through Yoga: Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648637
eISBN:
9781469648651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648637.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter places Yogananda’s spiritual development in the context of Indian modernity, with rapid travel, exposure to diverse traditions, and awareness of the outside world—particularly the U.S. ... More


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