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Religion and Human Nature

Keith Ward

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

Continuing the author's series on comparative religion, this book deals with religious views of human nature and destiny. The beliefs of six major traditions are presented: the view of Advaita ... More


Vibrant Vegetarian Gujarat

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how despite the historical influences of vegetarian Vaishnava traditions, Jainism, the salience of Mahatma Gandhi in Gujarat, and its current index of the abject, meat eating is ... More


Bani Sri Jaidev Ji Ki

Pashaura Singh

in The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195662696
eISBN:
9780199080717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter focuses on the Sikh response to the Vaishnava bhakti tradition. It examines the two hymns of Jaidev, although he has not received any direct comment from the Sikh Gurus. He is ... More


Introduction: Moving between Worlds

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter focuses on a complicated traditional theology that is centered on the divinity of Vishnu, or Krishna. It first discusses the concept of faith, and then introduces Tamal ... More


Sources of Knowledge: Pramāṇa

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter identifies the main forces that influenced Prabhupada's thought and also shows how his parents, college education, discipleship, and upbringing influenced his work. It describes the ... More


Balaram and the Yamuna River:: Entitlement and Presumptions of Control

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter introduces the story of the deities Balaram and the Yamuna River, which offers an honest reckoning with human dependence on the earth for sustenance and human entitlements to the earth's ... More


The Land in Between:: Constructing Nature, Wilderness, and Agriculture

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter demonstrates parallels between the pastoral paradigm of Vaishnava devotion and the neglect of agriculture in Western environmental thought. It explores how pastoralism and idealized ... More


Recovering Bishnupriya’s Loss

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Shri Bishnupriya Patrika was one of the earliest Vaishnava periodicals in Bengal, published by the stridently anticolonial Amrita Bazar Patrika publishing house. The chapter analyses this key journal ... More


The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani

Pashaura Singh

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195662696
eISBN:
9780199080717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book analyses the key issues concerning the phenomenon of scriptural adaptation in a cross-cultural spirit. Specifically, it seeks to addresses three questions closely related to the process of ... More


Māyā in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Human Suffering and Divine Play

Gopal K. Gupta

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198856993
eISBN:
9780191890116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856993.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The idea of māyā pervades Indian philosophy: it is complex, multivalent, and foundational, with its oldest referents found in the Ṛg -veda. This book explores māyā’s rich conceptual history, and then ... More


Raj’s Jīban-carit and the Autobiographical Genre

Jeanne Openshaw

in Writing the Self: The Life and Philosophy of a Bengali Baul Guru

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062479
eISBN:
9780199080489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062479.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter returns briefly to Raj's autobiography in order to situate it in the context of the manuscript of which it forms a part, as well as in the context of ‘life-writing’ in India and ... More


A Freethinking Cultural Nationalist: A Life History of Rahul Sankrityayan

Alaka Atreya Chudal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466870
eISBN:
9780199087259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466870.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Vaishnava sadhu. Arya Samajist. Buddhist monk. Hindi nationalist. Communist. These are the identities Rahul Sankrityayan (1893–1963), born a sanātanī Brahmin, donned during the early 20th century. ... More


Chaitanya: A Life and Legacy

Amiya P. Sen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199493838
eISBN:
9780199097784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199493838.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Indian History

This is a short yet critical biography of a major religious figure from Hindu Bengal, Krishna Chaitanya (1486–1533), based on extant hagiographical sources from medieval Bengal as also recent ... More


Bhakti Universalist

Ferdinando Sardella

in Modern Hindu Personalism: The History, Life, and Thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199865918
eISBN:
9780199979998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses Bhaktisiddhānta's transnational attempt to propagate Caitanya Vaishnavism by sending disciples to London and Berlin in the 1930s. In this regard, it provides a fairly detailed ... More


A Religion in Decline in an Age of Progress

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the thesis of “Vaishnava decline” forwarded by colonial administrators, Christian missionaries, Orientalists, and the reformed section of nineteenth-century Hindu society in ... More


Untidy Realms

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The chapter maps the field of Vaishnava traditions in nineteenth-century Bengal to show the plural and myriad worlds that these traditions operated in—worlds that the emerging middle-class and ... More


A Swadeshi Chaitanya

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Bengali Vaishnava traditions were most foundationally re-evaluated by the bhadralok in the process of writing literary histories of Bengali language. These histories, which began to emerge around ... More


A Saint-poet in the Making of a Mahatma: Narasinha Mehta and Gandhi

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

in Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199976416
eISBN:
9780199396467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976416.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The sixth chapter examines Narasinha's songs and hagiography as a vital source of moral inspiration for Gandhi and their constructive use by him in public life. Looking closely at Gandhi's writings ... More


Marketing Sudhā (1927–41): Objectives, Scope, and Appeal

Shobna Nijhawan

in Hindi Publishing in Colonial Lucknow: Gender, Genre, and Visuality in the Creation of a Literary 'Canon'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199488391
eISBN:
9780199095834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199488391.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 2 provides an introduction and discussion of Sudhā’s peritext as well as of Gaṅgā Pustak Mālā and Sudhā’s contributors, objectives, customer care, and marketing strategies. It begins with a ... More


Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Raymond Brady Williams and Yogi Trivedi (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Swaminarayan Hinduism is a rapidly expanding transnational Hindu movement with followers and institutions throughout India and abroad, especially in the United States, Britain, East Africa, and ... More


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