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Pilgrims and Visitors

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Pilgrims are Hardwar’s religious consumers, whose money sustains the city economically and whose reverence and piety help to sustain it religiously. Pilgrims come to Hardwar for many different ... More


Saṁsāra

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In classical Hinduism, the concept of samsāra was cosmological. A person lived in a universe with no beginning or end, assuming innumerable forms of life until he attained moksa. The concept of ... More


The Distance from Delhi: 1970–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Kannada cinema in the 1970s, covering both popular and art films. It explores the first Kannada art film —Samskara (1970), based on a 1965 novel by U. R. Ananthamurthy, about a ... More


Language and the Literary Sphere

Francesca Orsini

in The Hindi Public Sphere 1920–1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062202
eISBN:
9780199081431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062202.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

From the second half of the nineteenth century to 1920, the linguistic economy of north India underwent a dramatic transformation, which was accompanied by significant changes in literary writing in ... More


Official Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Majoritarian Citizen Making: The Formation of the Postcolonial Policy Frame

Narendra Subramanian

in Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788786
eISBN:
9780804790901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788786.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the formation of the Indian state's approach to personal law in the first postcolonial decade. Policy makers maintained distinct personal laws, changed Hindu law alone although ... More


Becoming a Householder

David M. Knipe

in Vedic Voices: Intimate Narratives of Living Andhra Traditions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199397686
eISBN:
9780199397716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397686.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After his years of reciting back to his guru the standard set of Taittiriya Vedic texts, then passing examinations, and being certified as a Veda pandit, a young man is at last able to live with the ... More


Ritual

Axel Michaels

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0033
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter first examines a number of Sanskrit terms equivalent to the word ritual. It then discusses and defines ritual based on four formal components that are also important for understanding ... More


Rites of Passage: saṃskāra

Axel Michaels

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the classical Hindu life-cycle rites, the term saṃskāra and its history, and the main sources (Gṛhyasūtras and Dharma texts). It presents a history of the traditional saṃskāras ... More


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