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Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Margaret H. Case

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book offers a close-up view of the religious world of one of the most influential families in Vrinbadan, India's premier place of pilgrimage for worshipers of Krishna. This priestly family has ... More


 At Play with Krishna in the Tamil Land: The Gopaālaviṃśati

Steven P. Hopkins

in An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A full translation of Venkatesha's Sanskrit stotra in praise of Vishnu Devanayaka as Krishna, the Gopalavimshati, with detailed thematic afterword and notes. The afterword situates Venkatesha's ... More


 Lovesick Gopi or Woman's Best Friend?: The Mythic Sakhi and Ritual Friendships among Women in Benares

Tracy Pintchman

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/9780195177060.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores a tradition undertaken by women living in Benares, Uttar Pradesh (North India), in which the gopis — the famous cowherdesses of Krishna mythology — becomes the model for ... More


Epilogue

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book started with the appearance of the black bee, which was accepted by the Mahārāj jī and his devotees as a manifestation of Krishna. The question to see divinity and the question of whether ... More


 A Garland of Nine Jewels: The Navamaṅimālai

Steven P. Hopkins

in An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A full translation of Venkatesha's Tamil prabandham, the Navamanimalai, with detailed thematic afterword and notes. Devotional themes include the poem's roots in classical Cankam Tamil poetics of ... More


 Kanishka and Krishna

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the city of Mathura, which lies on the Yamuna, during the period between the Mauryan and Gupta empires. Dominated by the Kushana ruler Kanishka, this period saw the rise of ... More


Family Development and Change in the Hare Krishna Movement

E. Burke Rochford, Jr.

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines family development and change within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), more popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement. It focuses on the demise of ... More


What are the New Religious Movements Doing in a Secular Society?

Bryan R. Wilson and Eileen Barker

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses one of the major social changes that have taken place in late twentieth-century Britain — secularisation — the process whereby religion loses its social significance. In the ... More


Introduction: Moving between Worlds

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter focuses on a complicated traditional theology that is centered on the divinity of Vishnu, or Krishna. It first discusses the concept of faith, and then introduces Tamal ... More


Participation in Politics

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the judges’ participation in politics. Participation in politics prior to high court or SCI appointment was more common than most realize. Only two judges have been active in ... More


Seeing Krishna Aṣṭayāma Līlā Continued

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides an account of the aṣṭayāma līlā from the fourth day up to the eighth day. The sixth day of the Caitanya līlā is filled with songs of Caitanya's beauty, of the need to worship ... More


Introduction

D. L. d'Avray

in Medieval Marriage: Symbolism and Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198208211
eISBN:
9780191716690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208211.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter attempts to situate medieval marriage in world History by briefly surveying the ‘sacred marriage’ (hieros gamos) theme in Comparative Religion: the Ancient Near East (Song ... More


Tracings The Inner World in Culture and History

Sudhir Kakar

in The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077152
eISBN:
9780199081103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077152.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Fears and anxieties as well as specific psycho-social strengths are rooted in the earliest ‘pre-verbal’ experiences and connections of life. It is this residual dark soil of infantile experience that ... More


Bhagat Singh: A Politics of Death and Hope

Simona Sawhney

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0054
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins by noting some structural similarities between contemporary ‘terrorists’ in Lahore and the celebrated Punjabi ‘extremist’ Bhagat Singh (1907-1931) and his comrades. It proposes, ... More


Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

B. R. Nanda

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This biography of Gopal Krishna Gokhale—one of the pre-eminent leaders of India during its struggle for independence—reassesses the Indian political scene during the last decades of the nineteenth ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as Avatāra and Divine Mother

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The opening of a film on Ānandamayī Mā made by several of her devotees proposes that Mā possesses a role similar to that of Lord Krishna—a Lord of All Beings embodied here on earth to promote ... More


The Cloistered Passion of Radha and Krishna

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the paradigmatic love story of Radha and Krishna, widely considered in Hindu cultural imagination as a parable of the human longing for and union with God. The liaison of ... More


The Coming of the Black Bee Seeing Krishna

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first appearance of the black bee (bhramara) in Jaisingh Gherā, was during the final hours of preparation for an aṣṭayāma līlā, an enactment on stage of a day in the eternal life of Krishna. The ... More


Seeing Krishna Aṣṭayāma Līlā

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The descriptions that follow were drawn from all three productions of the aṣṭayāma līlā: the Caitanya līlā in Vrindaban in 1989, the Krishna līlā in Vrindaban in 1992 (when the black bee appeared), ... More


On the Congress Platform

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes Gokhale’s participation in the Indian National Congress. His maiden speech on the Congress platform was delivered on 27 December 1889. He spoke in support of an amendment moved ... More


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