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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


Hanuman: Shakti, Bhakti, and Brahmacharya

Joseph S. Alter

in The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076976
eISBN:
9780520912175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076976.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Every akhara has at least one shrine dedicated to Lord Hanuman, and his worship is an important part of every wrestler's daily regimen. This chapter shows how Hanuman serves as a model for the ... More


Contexts and intertexts

John Thieme

in R. K. Narayan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059261
eISBN:
9781781701249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059261.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

R. K. Narayan's invented South Indian town of Malgudi, which is the setting for virtually all his fiction, has been seen by many of his readers as a site that represents quintessential Indianness. In ... More


The Diary of Manu Gandhi: 1943–1944

in The Diary of Manu Gandhi: 1943–1944

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496167
eISBN:
9780199098088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496167.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The first volume (1943–44) chronicles the spiritual and educational pursuits of an adolescent woman who takes up writing as a mode of self-examination. The author shares a moving portrait of Kasturba ... More


In the Gandhian Mould

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Jamnalal’s stay near the Sabarmati Ashram with his family. This visit coincided with Gandhi’s confinement in the Ashram in 1926. It examines Jamnalal’s obsession with the ... More


Pope-Lila

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter interprets Hindu reformer Dayananda Saraswati’s magnum opus, The Light of Truth (1883), via a curious term that plays a pivotal role in the book’s polemical history of Hinduism. The term ... More


Understanding R. D. Karve: , Modernity, and the Appropriation of Global Sexual Science in Western India, 1927–1953

Shrikant Botre and Douglas E. Haynes

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how global concepts of sexual science were appropriated in western India during the period 1927–1953 by focusing on the case of R. D. Karve, a sexual scientist and birth-control ... More


Time for Sex: The Education of Desire and the Conduct of Childhood in Global/Hindu Sexology

Ishita Pande

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines attempts to standardize, internalize, and globalize sexual temporality—captured in the conceptualization of the body as clock—in the sexological advice offered to men and women ... More


Educational Ideals of Paul Geheeb and Rabindranath Tagore

Martin Kämpchen

in Indo-German Exchanges in Education: Rabindranath Tagore Meets Paul and Edith Geheeb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190126278
eISBN:
9780190991616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126278.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The focus of this chapter is on a comparison of the two educational systems—one, Odenwaldschule–Ecole d’Humanité, and second, Rabindranath Tagore’s school in Santiniketan. For both, the most ... More


Relationship of the Ecole d’Humanité with India

Martin Kämpchen

in Indo-German Exchanges in Education: Rabindranath Tagore Meets Paul and Edith Geheeb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190126278
eISBN:
9780190991616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126278.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

There were several links between India and the Ecole. The most important of these have been discussed in this chapter. Aurobindo Bose was among the early students of Rabindranath Tagore’s ... More


Ahimsa and the Possibility of the Inner Voice

Tridip Suhrud

in Learning Non-Violence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199458431
eISBN:
9780199086504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458431.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Non-violence was necessary in Gandhi’s self-practice, and is neither a technique nor an instrumentality but an ontological imperative, which could be seen in the context of Gandhi’s need and ability ... More


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