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Sree Narayana Iconography: Its Transformation and Impact on Society and Politics

Sujit Sivanand

in India and Civilizational Futures: Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199499069
eISBN:
9780190990428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499069.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Indian History

This study of visual imagery characterizing Narayana Guru (1855–1928) lays open engaging insights into the use of imagery in the spiritual and political domains. Often imagery is used by opposing ... More


The Transformative Power of the One World Vision of Sri Narayana Guru

George Thadathil

in India and Civilizational Futures: Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199499069
eISBN:
9780190990428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499069.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the life and achievements of Sri Narayana Guru, a transformative figure in the social, political, and intellectual landscape of modern Kerala whose impact has been felt across ... More


‘Unarv’: The Poetic Factor in Metaphysics and Politics

M. C. Dinakaran and Anish Damodaran

in India and the Unthinkable: Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466863
eISBN:
9780199087563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466863.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What role could something as fragile as poetry play in the wholesale transformation of a society? In this paper, Dinakaran and Damodaran argue that not only could such a role be envisaged for poetry, ... More


India and Civilizational Futures: Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics II

Vinay Lal (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199499069
eISBN:
9780190990428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499069.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Indian History

India and Civilizational Futures is the second volume to emerge from the deliberations of the Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics, a group comprised largely of Indian scholars, writers, ... More


The Ezhava Community Awakens

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

An 1896 petition to the maharaja was signed by 13,176 Ezhavas, condemning their exclusion from government jobs. Efforts to overcome disabilities acquired at birth from the caste system were being ... More


Can Śivaṉ Be “Re‐Formed”?: The Changing Festival Patterns in the Village of Murukapuḻa

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Murukapula is a modestly sized village in the south of Kerala which looks out onto the backwaters leading to the sea and has a huge Roman Catholic church for its large population of fishermen. The ... More


The Politics and Metaphysics of Intellectual Practices: Ashis Nandy and U. R. Ananathamurthy in Conversation

Vinay Lal (ed.)

in India and the Unthinkable: Backwaters Collective on Metaphysics and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199466863
eISBN:
9780199087563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466863.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ashis Nandy and the late U. R. Ananthamurthy were brought together in conversation at the Varkala meeting of the Backwaters Collective in 2012. Ananthamurthy spoke about caste politics in Kerala and ... More


Metaphysical and Lived Time of the Social

Gopal Guru and Sundar Sarukkai

in Experience, Caste, and the Everyday Social

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199496051
eISBN:
9780199097906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496051.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In this chapter we add another layer to the various qualities of the social, a quality which, in our view, is the most important element of the social—the ethical. Or more aptly, the experience of ... More


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