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Into the Fold: Protestant Christian Communities in South India

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165074
eISBN:
9780199835171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165071.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the gendered effects of religious conversion in the areas of domestic, marital, and sartorial practices. It provides a history of Protestant Christianity in south India, ... More


The Maṇimēkalai's Buddhist Community Envisioned

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The community of Buddhists imagined within the narrative world of the Maṇimēkalai itself is considered – a community whose locus is not the geographical region of Tamil‐speaking southern India in the ... More


The Maṇimēkalai's Community of Readers and Listeners

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The nature of the Maṇimēkalai's textual or reading community is considered through an examination of the narrative as a literary work produced in the context of a diverse and multilingual South ... More


Hook-Swinging in South India: Negotiating The Subaltern Space Within a Colonial Society

Ulrike Schröder

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter deals with the Indian ritual of Hook-swinging as an example for the negotiation of ritual space in the colonial society of South India during the 19th century and after. “Ritual” is ... More


The Vīracōḻiyam: Language, Literary Theory, and Religious Community

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapters and the next turn to the eleventh‐century Vīracōliyam and its commentary, both of which construct a technology or theoretical vision of a multilingual literary culture that is claimed ... More


Listening to the Violin in South Indian Classical Music

Amanda Weidman

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The violin is now an essential part of most Karnatak (south Indian classical) music concerts. This chapter combines a discussion of archival materials and historical recordings documenting the ... More


Introduction

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The modern religious landscape of Tamil‐speaking South India is dominated by the Hindu tradition, but as this introduction to the book explains, non‐Hindu religious communities played a significant ... More


Miracle Healing and Exorcism in South Indian Pentecostalism

Michael Bergunder

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that missionary success of the South Indian pentecostal movement in church planting is largely attributable to claims of miracle healing and exorcism, practices that exhibit ... More


Reading Maṇimēkalai as Buddhist Literature

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 (and Chs. 2‐3) addresses the earlier of the two extant Tamil (South Indian) Buddhist texts, the Maṇimēkalai, by building on the work of Richman, and reading the text as a consummately ... More


Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality in South India

Mattison Mines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084780
eISBN:
9780520914599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084780.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Individuality is often viewed as an exclusively Western value. In non-Western societies, collective identities seem to eclipse those of individuals. These generalities, however, have overlooked the ... More


Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Anne E. Monius

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The intimate connection between religion and literature has become a commonplace assumption in the study of Christianity and Western culture, but in the study of South Asian religions, relatively ... More


Community Tanks vs Private Wells: Coping Strategies and Sustainability Issues in South India

R. Balasubramanian

in Promise, Trust and Evolution: Managing the Commons of South Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213832
eISBN:
9780191707438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213832.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter analyses the main causes of degradation of common pool tank irrigation systems and the interrelationships among poverty, private coping mechanisms, and collective action towards tank ... More


Imagining Community through Commentary

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The commentary on the Vīracōliyam discussed here (which really constitutes a text in its own right) brings together fragments of a considerable corpus of Buddhist narrative and devotional poetry in ... More


Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra

Cynthia Talbot

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136616
eISBN:
9780199834716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136616.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The desire to have their charitable deeds documented in permanent form led thousands of Hindu temple donors in the Andhra Pradesh region of South India to get the details of their gifts inscribed on ... More


Architectonic Composition in South Indian Classical Music: The “Navaragamalika Varnam”

Robert Morris

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides an analysis of a multi-section South Indian classical composition, covering: Indian Classical Music and Carnatic Music; Performance Contexts for Carnatic Music; Raga, Tala, and ... More


Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Stuart Blackburn

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book travels inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic, describing the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in ... More


Conclusion

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

An outline is given of what has been learned of historical Buddhist communities in South India from the examination in the book of the two extant Buddhist texts in Tamil that are complete – the ... More


Śrīnātha: The Poet who Made Gods and Kings

Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199863020
eISBN:
9780199932900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863020.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book offers a cultural biography of a south Indian poet—Srinatha, who lived in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries in the area of today’s Andhra Pradesh and who composed in Telugu, one of the ... More


Varõams and Vocalizations: The Special Status of Some Musical Beginnings

Richard K. Wolf

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Certain kinds of beginnings foreshadow, suggest, portend, or otherwise have implications for the future. Drawing on south Indian classical (Karnatak), folk (Tamil temmānku, tālāññu, oyilattam), and ... More


How It All Began

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes how the author's study of Rampura, a multi-caste village in Mysore, began in 1945–46 when he was a doctoral student in social anthropology at Oxford. According to ... More


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