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The Nārāyaṇīya and the Early Reading Communities of the Mahābhārata

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses a unit of the twelfth book of the Mahābhārata, the Nārāyaṇīya, for its bearing on the textual and religious history of post-Vedic and classical India. Although no portion of ... More


The Young Politician

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/9780195647518.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the start of Gokhale’s political career. The year 1889 marked Gokhale’s entry into the politics of Poona, and was also the last year of the administration of Lord Reay, ... More


From Representation to Integration

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 provides an introduction to SCs as a group. It presents a historical overview of how quotas became an important policy tool for addressing social injustice in India, and notes primary ... More


Eclipsed

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/9780195647518.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes the famine of 1896–7 in India, followed by the spread of the bubonic plague, which added to the rigours of the famine. The impact of the shooting of Mr W.C. Rand and Lt O.E. ... More


The Clouds Lift

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/9780195647518.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the resurgence of Gokhale’s political career. It seems that for years, Gokhale had cherished the ambition of a parliamentary career at heart, but was reluctant to avow it. In ... More


Apprenticed to Ranade

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/9780195647518.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Western education directed the thoughts of Poona’s rising generation of Chitpavan Brahmans towards greater participation in the government of their own country through representative institutions. ... More


The Great Split

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/9780195647518.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes events in Poona during 1895–6, which seemed catastrophic not only due to the causes for which Gokhale stood, but for his own political future. He along with his friends had ... More


Battle Against Untouchability

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0016
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Gandhi’s fight against the practice of untouchability. The discussion starts with a section on the question of the separate electorates for the depressed classes, which Gandhi ... More


Reporting Foreign and Domestic News

Amelia Bonea

in The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India, c. 1830–1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467129
eISBN:
9780199087136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467129.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter examines the ‘environment’ of newspapers in colonial India with a focus on the content and the form of news. The aim is to understand what and how was reported, and how the form and ... More


Confessions and Aftermath

Michael D. Metelits

in The Arthur Crawford Scandal: Corruption, Governance, and Indian Victims

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199498611
eISBN:
9780190991319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498611.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

In Chapter 9, Indians speak out. First, we hear from the mamlatdars who overcame pre-trial intimidation and bravely promised to testify against Crawford. They did this less from loyalty to the ... More


Gandhi’s evolving strategy to abolish the caste system: Part II

Nishikant Kolge

in Gandhi Against Caste

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474295
eISBN:
9780199091089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474295.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter expounds the course of Gandhi’s evolving strategy against the caste system within its historical context. It presents a chronological account of Gandhi’s writings and life starting from ... More


The Punjab Science Institute

Ruchi Ram Sahni

in A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199474004
eISBN:
9780199089864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474004.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter is devoted to the story of the Punjab Science Institute and Scientific Workshop, which Ruchi Ram Sahni set up along with Professor J.C. Oman of the Government College, Lahore. The aim of ... More


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