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The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Devi Sridhar

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

We live in an increasingly prosperous world, yet the estimated number of undernourished people has risen, and will continue to rise with the doubling of food prices. A large majority of those ... More


Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Diego Gambetta

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book attempts to shed light on suicide missions and provide answers to the questions we all ask. Are these the actions of aggressive religious zealots and unbridled, irrational radicals or is ... More


Tamil Tigers, 1987–2002

Stephen Hopgood

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been fighting a war for the national liberation of Tamils living in the north and east of Sri Lanka since the early 1970s. This chapter addresses a ... More


Multination Federalism and Minority Rights in Sri Lanka

Rohan Edrisinha

in Multiculturalism in Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199277629
eISBN:
9780191603303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277621.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

One of the biggest challenges facing Sri Lanka is managing relations between its two largest ethnic groups: the (predominantly Buddhist) Sinhalese majority, and the (predominantly Hindu) Ceylon Tamil ... More


The View from the Community

Devi Sridhar

in The Battle Against Hunger: Choice, Circumstance, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549962
eISBN:
9780191720499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549962.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter presents findings on the impact of the Bank framework of women as ‘agents of change’ on the Bank's projects and the communities at which they are aimed, using TINP. It is a critical ... More


Addressing Undernutrition in India: Do ‘Rational’ Approaches Work?

Devi Sridhar

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

The estimated number of undernourished people around the world has increased to nearly 923 million and is projected to rise with increasing food prices. A large majority of those affected live in ... More


Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Narayan Lakshman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Why has there not been more progress with reducing poverty in India? Patrons of the Poor offers a rich and contemporary account of politics and policymaking in India, as it seeks to provide an answer ... More


RELIGION AND TERRORISM: The Need for a Multidimensional Model

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Religion and Terrorism: The Need for a Multidimensional Model.” Chapter 1 stresses that religiously motivated terrorism is very complex, and no single perspective or discipline can completely ... More


 A Necklace of Three Jewels for the Lord of Gods: The Mummaṇikkōvai

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/9780195326390.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A full translation of Venkatesha's Tamil prabandham, the Mummanikkovai, with detailed thematic afterword and notes. The afterword situates Venkatesha's Tamil poem in the history of classical Tamil ... 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


Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality in South India

Mattison Mines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084780
eISBN:
9780520914599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084780.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Individuality is often viewed as an exclusively Western value. In non-Western societies, collective identities seem to eclipse those of individuals. These generalities, however, have overlooked the ... More


Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Stuart Blackburn

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book travels inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic, describing the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in ... More


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

Richard S Weiss

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335231
eISBN:
9780199868803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335231.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book illuminates the present success of traditional doctors by examining the ways that siddha medical practitioners in Tamil south India have won the trust and patronage of patients. While ... More


Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Anne E. Monius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The intimate connection between religion and literature has become a commonplace assumption in the study of Christianity and Western culture, but in the study of South Asian religions, relatively ... More


Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Steven Paul Hopkins

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is the first full‐length study of the devotional poetry and poetics of the fourteenth‐century poet–philosopher Vedåntadeóika, one of the most outstanding and influential figures in the Hindu ... More


Introduction

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/9780195335231.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter begins by asking: How have contemporary traditional siddha medical practitioners in south India continued to win patronage for their practices? The answer lies not only in the physical ... More


The Miraculous Origins 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/9780195335231.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of narratives that Tamils tell about the siddhar yogis, the ascribed founders of siddha medicine. It highlights the rhetorical force of narratives of the ... More


The Invasion of Utopia: The Corruption of Siddha Medicine by Ayurveda

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/9780195335231.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is an exploration of the utopian elements of accounts of the history of siddha medicine. Siddha practitioners and authors of Tamil revivalism often locate the origins of siddha medicine on a ... 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


Is Co-operation Habit-Forming?

Paul Seabright

in The Environment and Emerging Development Issues: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240708
eISBN:
9780191718106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240708.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Common sense would suggest people who have cooperated in the past would find it easier to cooperate in the future. This chapter examines a number of issues related to cooperation and trust with ... More


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