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 The Anatomy of Devotion:: The Life and Poetry of Karaikkal Ammaiyar

Elaine Craddock

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/9780195177060.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on Karaikkal Ammaiyar, also know as Punitavati, one of the Tamil nayanmar, or Shaivite saints. Before Punitavati became Karaikkal Ammaiyar, she was married to a merchant, but her ... More


 The Panels on the Ardhamandapa or Porch

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The first panel evokes a set of stories about Daksha and his relations with Rudra Shiva, and the self‐immolation of Sati. The next panel continues the story of Daksha's daughter Aditi's son Vamana, ... More


Reviving the Utopian Character of Siddha Medicine

Richard S. Weiss

in Recipes for Immortality: Healing, Religion, and Community in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the utopian character that siddha practitioners ascribe to siddha medicine. The features attributed to siddha medicine—egalitarianism, rationality, science, accordance with ... More


Trimūrti

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A doctrine of trinity known as trimūrti (‘The Three Forms’) in Sanskrit provides for the coexistence, as part of a single visionary conception, of the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. This ... 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


Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From eco-feminism and biodiversity to the Chipko Movement, swadeshi and village governance, corruption and poverty in India, and the future of Indian farmers among others, in this book Vandana Shiva ... More


 Postmodernism, Hindu Nationalism, and “Vedic Science”

Meera Nanda

in Scientific Values and Civic Virtues

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195172256
eISBN:
9780199835546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195172256.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Indian intellectuals influenced by postmoderism such as Ashis Nandy and Vandana Shiva, put local folk beliefs on a par with science. Hindu nationalists, especially members of the Vishwa Hindu ... More


The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer The Epistemic Charity of the Social Constructivist Critics of Science and Why the Third World Should Refuse the Offer Meera Nanda

Meera Nanda

in A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths About Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195117257
eISBN:
9780199785995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195117255.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Recent claims that all science is parochial and that ethnosciences are more appropriate for developing countries have been eagerly taken up intellectuals in these countries to repudiate the heritage ... More


Week One

Jonathan Boyarin

in Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins the journal of the author's summer of 2008 on the Lower East Side, concentrating on synagogue observances related to the initial period of mourning for a parent. The Community ... More


Excitons and Cooper Pairs: Two Composite Bosons in Many-Body Physics

Monique Combescot and Shiue-Yuan Shiau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753735
eISBN:
9780191815287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753735.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book bridges the gap between two major fields in condensed matter physics: semiconductors and superconductors. Through an original perspective that their key particles, excitons and Cooper ... More


Benares

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the author recounts her visit to Benares, where she spent time resting and sight-seeing. She was escorted by Professor Mujeeb and stayed at the house of Dr Bhagavan Das. It was her ... More


Faith and Transcendence in Hindu Traditions

Madhuri M. Yadlapati

in Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037948
eISBN:
9780252095207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037948.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores several notes of ambiguity or self-correction in Hindu faith: the relationship between mystical certitude and discursive doubt in the Upanishads; bhakti (devotional faith) and ... More


Cultivating the Wild

Vandana Shiva

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter investigates wildness as the generative force of the universe. Vandana Shiva draws parallels between the Hindi word “Shakti” and wildness, with Shakti referring to energy as the ... More


Battle of the Blogosphere: Monsanto versus the World

Patrick D. Murphy

in The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041037
eISBN:
9780252099588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041037.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto has attempted to re-brand itself from a chemical company to a food company through the elaboration of a ... More


From Dehradun to Western Ontario

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva reflects on her childhood, her parents, and her education. Her interest in nature began in the mountains of the Himalayas where she was born. Her spirituality is ... More


New Perspectives on Gandhi

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about Mahatma Gandhi, globalization, and non-violence. A follower of Gandhian activism, Vandana believes that she is philosophically attached to Gandhi’s ... More


The Division

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about what is left of Mahatma Gandhi’s India and her book India Divided. She argues that India underwent a transformation following the emergence of the new ... More


Thinking Eco-feminism

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about her book Ecofeminism, which offers a critique of patriarchal violence, capitalism, and colonialism. She comments on the reductive nature of scientific ... More


Saving the Ecosystem

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about her book Staying Alive, which tackles three levels of exclusions of knowledge in terms of reductionist science—ontological, epistemological, and ... More


Ending with Eco-imperialism

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about how the Indian cow, a sacred animal, has been desacralized and killed due to eco-imperialism. She argues that the agricultural knowledge being taught in ... More


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