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Thinking about Wifehood

M. Whitney Kelting

in Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter contextualizes the book by introducing the materials examined, the key terms, the relevant background in Jainism, and the frames of analysis. Research materials span medieval and ... More


Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

Monica Mookherjee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632794
eISBN:
9780748652556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book attempts to reconfigure feminism in a way that responds to cultural diversity. The book contends that a discourse of rights can be formulated and that this task is crucial to negotiating a ... More


Hieronymus' Ethnography: Indian Widows and Nabataean Nomads

A. B. Bosworth

in The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The principal source which is examined for the period after the death of Alexander the Great is Hieronymus of Cardia. He is reputed for his supposedly dispassionate narrative of events, his factual ... More


Jains and Satīmātā Discourse

M. Whitney Kelting

in Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In chapter 5, the focus is on the narrative and rituals associated with the sati Rajul, who is rejected on her wedding day when her fiancé Nemi (the twenty‐second Jina) renounces. Rajul decides to ... More


Constructing Colonial Dharma in Calcutta

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines a one year run of the Bengali paper Samācār Candrikā to sketch the contours of an elite Bengali Hindu response to missionaries and Orientalists. Among the very earliest Hindu ... More


Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

J. L. Cassaniti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Remembering the Present examines the contemporary meanings, practices, and purposes of mindfulness in the countries of Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (Burma), which together make up a large part of ... More


‘Domestic publicity’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, which is thematically rather than chronologically based, introduces the third part of the book and depicts Wilberforce in his domestic setting. One of the chief reasons for his hatred ... More


Gurus and Goddesses, Deities and Devotees

Vasudha Narayanan

in The Graceful Guru: Hindu Female Gurus in India and the United States

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195145380
eISBN:
9780199849963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the lives and messages of two popular female gurus, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and Karunamayi Ma, who is also known as Sri Sri Sri Vijayes Wari Devi. They are both portrayed as ... More


The Politics of Marriage in Medieval India: Gender and Alliance in Rajasthan

Sabita Singh

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491452
eISBN:
9780199098293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491452.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This book challenges monolithic cultural constructs and valorization of indigenous society. Marriage being a social act reveals a lot about society and its attitudes. A wide timeframe has been taken ... More


Contesting Patriarchy: The Early Years

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter focuses on the role of discourse and communicative action in the advancement of gender rights over several centuries, the second chapter concentrates on social, political, and legal ... More


Gertrude Bell and the Antiquities Law of Iraq

Magnus T. Bernhardsson

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

As Director of Antiquities in the nascent Iraq, Gertrude Bell was instrumental in laying the groundwork for all archaeological work in the country, including formulating antiquities legislation. ... More


Beyond the Liberal Dilemma – Rights as Trumps, as Recognition and as Capability

Monica Mookherjee

in Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims: Reconfiguring Gender and Diversity in Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632794
eISBN:
9780748652556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632794.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter highlights the issues central to configuring women's rights as multicultural claims. It explains the need to respond to sati in terms of universal rights by focusing on Michael Walzer's ... More


Burdens of Empire

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

Britain’s mission of improving India targeted sati and the zenana, as well as Hindu religious practices, but there was an expectation that the behavior of all Anglo-Indians, including women, ought to ... More


Pilgrims in Petticoats: The Evangelicals

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

Evangelicalism allowed women to share in Britain’s ‘civilizing’ mission and also opened another genre of writing for women, the ‘conversion’ story or novel in which Mary Sherwood excelled. Besides ... More


Introduction: Entering a Landscape of Mindfulness

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the landscape of mindfulness practices in the regions of South and Southeast Asia, where people overwhelmingly follow the kind of Theravāda Buddhism from which the modern ... More


Sri Lanka: Moral Focus and a Stalking Cat

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves the investigation into mindfulness to Sri Lanka, where the tradition of Theravāda Buddhism emerged over two thousand years ago. After a visit to the ancient site of Anuradhapura, ... More


Looking in the Mirror of the East

Ashis Nandy

in Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678987
eISBN:
9780199081356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678987.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This section begins with a discussion of Ashis Nandy's work on Indian fascism. Nandy also talks about the two forms of violence in India—mass violence and individualistic violence, and whether ... More


Remindfulness

James H. Austin

in Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035088
eISBN:
9780262336475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews the multiple aspects of human memory. It introduces a new term, remindfulness, as a reminder that the old Pali term, sati, also had implications of memory retrieval, not only ... More


Communal Undertones Within Recent Judicial Decisions

Flavia Agnes

in Law and Gender Inequality: The Politics of Women's Rights in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655247
eISBN:
9780199081189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655247.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the implications of recent judicial decisions on women’s rights in India. It explains that the judicial fervour of the nineties to reform Muslim personal law was not supported ... More


Sati, Widowhood, and Remarriage

Sabita Singh

in The Politics of Marriage in Medieval India: Gender and Alliance in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491452
eISBN:
9780199098293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491452.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

No work on marriage in Rajasthan would be complete without reference to the practice of Sati and widowhood as Rajasthan still has the dubious distinction of having cases of Sati or bride burning. It ... More


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