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Controlling the Water: Matching Technology and Institutions in Irrigation Management in India and Nepal

Dik Roth and Linden Vincent (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082927
eISBN:
9780199082247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Irrigation management for agriculture and rural development has a long history in South Asia, yet today it asserts a critical paradox: new scarcities are emerging, but irrigated agriculture still ... More


Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the “couplet-treasuries” of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. Since ... More


Introduction

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the possible origins of the verses translated in this book: the three surviving Apabhramśa-language collections of rhyming couplets, ... More


Saraha's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Saraha is presented.


Kāṇha's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Kānha is presented.


Tilopa's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Tilopa is presented.


Myanmar (Burma)

Tilman Frasch

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook: Volume I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249589
eISBN:
9780191600029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924958X.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes all relevant information on national elections and referendums held in Nepal since 1959. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Nepal's political history, outlines the evolution of ... More


South Asia After the Cold War: Adjusting to New Realities

P. R. Kumaraswamy

in The Third World Beyond the Cold War: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295518
eISBN:
9780191599217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295510.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Looks at the different levels of change in the countries of South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) since the end of the cold war, and attempts to determine how, and to ... More


Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Axel Michaels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The book deals with festivals and rituals at the Nepalese Paśupatnātha Temple located in Deopatan, the City of (all) Gods, and the Paśupatikṣetra, the “Field of Paśupati.” Paśupati, a form of Śiva, ... More


Class Love and the Unfinished Transformation of Social Hierarchy in Nepali Communist Songs

Anna Stirr

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nepal's twentieth-century tradition of leftist music, known as pragatisil git or progressive song, developed musically during the 1960s and 1970s along with state-sponsored nationalist genres meant ... More


Child slavery now: A contemporary reader

Gary Craig (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426109
eISBN:
9781447301714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426109.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Most slave trades were abolished during the nineteenth century, yet there remain millions of people in slavery today, amongst them approximately 210 million children in slavery, trafficked, debt ... More


The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Charles Ramble

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a study of religion in a Tibetanised community of highland Nepal. The village of Te, in Mustang District, is nominally Buddhist: until recent times it had a tradition of Sakyapa ... More


Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Todd T. Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the English translation of Sugata Saurabha, a poetic rendering of the Buddha's life, published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, by Chittadhar Hrdaya, one of the greatest ... More


 The People of Mustang and Their History

Charles Ramble

in The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The community of Te, the focus of this book, is located within the modern‐day Nepalese district of Mustang. The aim of this chapter is to situate Mustang within the historical and political context ... More


Is Cooperation Costly with Diverse Economic Agents?

Bhim Adhikari

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Under the Nepal forestry programme, open-access forests have been transferred to forest user groups under a community-based property rights regime. This chapter examines the relationship between ... More


Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

Ben Campbell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198078524
eISBN:
9780199082278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Himalayas have iconic status in the global biosphere, but how well understood are the relationships between Himalayan people and their environment? How can anthropological approaches to the ... More


Handmade in Nepal

David Henderson

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter alternates between a study of drumming lessons in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and a consideration of studies of bodily knowledge, or what is sometimes called procedural knowledge, by ... More


Handsome Nanda

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Original details and interwoven plot textures extend the story of Nanda, begun in the last chapter. Siddhārtha spent his youth with Nanda; Nanda leaves home to greet his much‐beloved cousin. Once ... More


Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Rucha Ghate, Narpat Jodha, and Pranab Mukhopadhyay (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

From land management to water rights, this book looks at the current status of Common Property Resources, or CPRs, in South Asia. Developed countries have managed to establish well-defined property ... More


Who Pays for Conservation: Evidence from Forestry in Nepal

Arun Khatri‐Chhetri

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The contribution of forest products to household income differs according to the household's socio-economic characteristics and institutional differences in the management of community forestry. The ... More


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