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

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In 2002, after an altercation between Muslim vendors and Hindu travelers at a railway station in the Indian state of Gujarat, fifty-nine Hindu pilgrims were burned to death. The ruling nationalist ... More


“Other” Texts, Our Contexts: Western Problems and Non-Western Solutions

Farah Godrej

in Cosmopolitan Political Thought: Method, Practice, Discipline

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782062
eISBN:
9780199919123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782062.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Chapter 4 turns to the question of “self-relocation,” which refers to the relocation of the site of experience and understanding within the Western academy, using the knowledges, methods and ... More


 The Voyage to India

Ara Paul Barsam

in Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329551
eISBN:
9780199870110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329551.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The tantalizing possibility that, while clothed in philosophical and theological garb, the original insight which Schweitzer appropriates is derived from Indian ethical thought, and specifically the ... More


Ahimsa, Gandhi, and the Angry Hindu

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/9780691151762.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with an error in a newspaper clipping, something that came over The Times of India at a most inopportune moment. The error attributed violence to Gandhi, while it placed him in a ... More


Holy Asceticism

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A key aspect of Jain religious practice involves a wide range of activities falling under the rubric of asceticism (tapas). The model ascetic in the Jain tradition is the 24th and final Jina of this ... More


Hindu Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The second chapter explores animal-friendly teachings and practices in Vedic, Hindu, and Jain religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings and through the lives of religious exemplars, ... More


Buddhist Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapter explores animal friendly teachings and practices in Buddhist religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings including sacred nature, ahimsa, karuna, metta, bodhicitta and ... More


Anasaktiyoga and the Nationalist Imagination: Gandhi’s Interpretation of the Gita

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Mahatma Ghandhi influenced the nationalist movement unlike any other leader. He drew much from the Gita for his nationalist project. Much of his thoughts can be found in the book Hind Swaraj and his ... More


Striking the Delicate Balance: Teaching Violence and Hinduism

Brian K. Pennington

in Teaching Religion and Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195372427
eISBN:
9780199949618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372427.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay presents a topical approach to the teaching of Hinduism and violence that highlights Vedic sacrifice, the development of non-violent ideals (ahiṃsā), the king’s obligation to rule by force ... More


The Making of the Mahatma

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

In his late 1920s and early 1930s, Mahatma Gandhi embarked on a religious quest in South Africa. This radically transformed his life. From the Hindu scripture, the Gita, he had imbibed two ideals: ... More


Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Tulsi Badrinath (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book brings together a series of short essays by Chaturvedi Badrinath on diverse topics related to Indian philosophy and thought. Drawing mainly from the Mahabharata, the Upanishads, and the ... More


Gandhi's Dharma

Koneru Ramakrishna Rao

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477548
eISBN:
9780199090921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477548.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

When asked about his message to the world, the Mahatma famously said, ‘My life is my message.’ In him there was no room for contradiction between thought and action. His life in its totality is a ... More


The Nonviolent Struggle for Indian Freedom, 1905-19

David Hardiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190920678
eISBN:
9780190943233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920678.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Much of the recent surge in writing about the practice of nonviolent forms of resistance has focused on movements that occurred after the end of the Second World War, many of which have been ... More


India’s Security Identity Develops, 1947–98

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 considers how India’s security practice developed under (predominantly) Indian National Congress (INC) regimes from independence to 1998. Focusing upon the influence of India’s earliest ... More


Fear as the Basis of Social Order*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Ahimsa, in leading to freedom from fear, is the foundation of all relationships, of life itself. Badrinath notes that this reality is confronted in the Mahabharata with another reality, that fear 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


Gandhi and Non-violence

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter talks of Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of non-violence. It explains that though Gandhi was the greatest exponent of the doctrine of ahimsa or non-violence in modern times, he was not its ... More


A Triangular Playing Field: The Social, Economic, and Ethical Context of Conserving India's Natural Heritage

Vivek Menon

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers India's success in protecting wildlife despite rampant poverty. Its success can be attributed to a triangular playing field in which social, economic, and ethical factors ... More


Prophecy: In the Path of Gandhi and Martin Luther King

Luis D. León

in Political Spirituality of Cesar Chavez: Crossing Religious Borders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283688
eISBN:
9780520959484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283688.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 argues that in European colonialism, religion produces race. That is, imperialists conflate religious identity with skin color and their imagined attendant gradations of humanity to produce ... More


The Sacrifice of the Gita

Ajay Skaria

in Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Gandhi argues, surprisingly, that the Bhagavad Gita (where the divine Krishna urging the warrior Arjuna to take up arms) preaches ahimsa. This chapter explores how Gandhi reads the Gita as the ... More


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