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 Maps and Myths in the Matsya Purana

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the vast mythological texts called Puranas, with a special focus on the Matsya Purana. The vast cosmological periods (yugas) and the maps of the universe contained in these ... More


Reflections on Death

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Changing concepts of death.


On Holy Ground: The Politics and Myth of Sacred Geography

Leah Renold

in A Hindu Education: Early Years of the Banaras Hindu University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674835
eISBN:
9780199081493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674835.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the importance of the University's location in Banaras or Varanasi, one of the holy cities in India. It explains the procedure involved in buying the land for the University (a ... More


No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Lawrence Cohen

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

From the opening sequence, in which mid-nineteenth-century Indian fishermen hear the possibility of redemption in an old woman's madness, this book captures the reader with its interplay of story and ... More


Orientations

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses Zagreb Tamasha, an article in India Today about Alzheimer's disease, neuropathology, cerebral softening in the tropics, senility, dementia, and the city of Varanasi. Tamasha in ... More


Knowledge, Practice, and the Bad Family

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses gerentological objects, aging in India, internationalist science, free radical exchange, and the old age home. It notes that the strength of the Indian contingent was ... More


Dog Ladies and the Beriya Baba

Lawrence Cohen

in No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines and compares the following: dogs and old women, old women and madwomen, madwomen and witches, dogs and old men, old men and babas, and babas and the state. The Elder's Day image ... More


Geoff Dyer

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of Geoff Dyer's novel, Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi. The contrast between vitality and killjoy is at the heart of Dyer's work. Unlike the traditional novelist who ... More


Nām Simran in the Sikh Religion

Kristina Myrvold

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay explores the many varieties of the meditative practice of nām simran, or “remembering the divine name,” as it is practiced in contemporary Sikh traditions. This practice includes silent ... More


The Bhāṭṭa School of Benares: Vārāṇasī, 1657

Christopher T. Fleming

in Ownership and Inheritance in Sanskrit Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198852377
eISBN:
9780191886836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852377.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the reception of Dāyabhāga-centred, Gauḍa jurisprudence and Navya-Nyāya theories of ownership in the Dharmaśāstra and Mīmāṃsā writings of the Bhaṭṭa family of Mahārāṣṭrian ... More


The Cosmopolitan Vision of Yaśovijaya Gaṇi

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the work of Yasóvijaya Gaṇi, who is considered one of Jainism's great intellectuals. It describes Yasóvijaya's intellectual biography, which consists of his apprenticeship in ... More


An Analysis of the New Reason’s Literary Artefacts

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reviews the main trends in the new genres of philosophical writing and new developments of old genres that emerged in Navadvīpa and Vārāṇāsī in 16th- and 17th-century India, shedding ... More


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