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The Oxford India Hinduism reader

The Oxford India Hinduism reader

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Published by Oxford University Press in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hinduism -- Congresses,
  • Hinduism and state -- Congresses,
  • Hinduism and politics -- Congresses

  • About the Edition

    Contributed articles orginally presented at symposia in 1990 and 1997.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesHinduism reader
    Statementedited by Vasudha Dalmia and Heinrich von Stietencron.
    GenreCongresses
    SeriesOxford India paperbacks
    ContributionsDalmia, Vasudha, 1947-, Stietencron, Heinrich von.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1210 .O94 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 397 p. ;
    Number of Pages397
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24107063M
    ISBN 10019806246X
    ISBN 109780198062462
    LC Control Number2009465808
    OCLC/WorldCa430442164

    Of these, manuscripts are the hardest to access. After British rulers passed the antisodomy law, many educated Indian social reformers and nationalists began to express a new aversion to elements of their heritage, including polytheism, polygamy, and sex outside marriage, including same-sex relations. Due to the huge number of gods and goddesses, and their changing role through centuries of Indian spiritual life, this is a complex subject. It describes how Rama took back his wife from the evil demon king, and saved the world from destruction. Devi, Shakuntala. The priestly elite responded by creating a synthesis that accepted yogic practices and their goals, recognized the gods and image worship of popular devotional movements, and adopted greater concern for the daily life of the people.

    General Overviews Varying in scope, length, and approach and directed to differing readerships, these overviews include both scholarly and popular works. The most popular deities include Vishnu and his incarnations Rama and KrishnaShiva, the elephant-headed god Ganesha, and the Mother-Goddess or Devi, who appears as the terrible Kali or Durga but also as Sarasvati, the goddess of music and learning, and as Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. In recent years, the focus has shifted to the human experience of Partition. Indeed he takes great pains to mention that he is concerned with Hinduism as it was before the Western impact. See Article History Hinduism, major world religion originating on the Indian subcontinent and comprising several and varied systems of philosophybelief, and ritual. Finally, others, perhaps the majority, have simply accepted the term Hinduism or its analoguesespecially hindu dharma Hindu moral and religious lawin various Indic languages.

    Its many sacred texts in Sanskrit and vernacular languages served as a vehicle for spreading the religion to other parts of the world, though ritual and the visual and performing arts also played a significant role in its transmission. Tan, Tai Yong, and Gyanesh Kudaisya. Scattered all over the country in India and abroad, in different states of readability, there is no definitive catalogue listing all the manuscripts relevant to a study of the Gita. It's a great read for anyone who wants to understand the historical origins and development of Hinduism. New York: Cassell,


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The Oxford India Hinduism reader book

Ashby, Modern Trends in Hinduism ; A. Talbot, Ian, and Gurharpal Singh. While several scholars provide a focused examination of the experiential aspect of the Partition process, the authors of KhanTan and Kudaisyaand Talbot and Singh attempt to bring together a wide range of experiences and impacts under the rubric of their general overviews.

There was an increase in writings, such as the Laws of Manu see Manudealing with dharmaor duty, not only as applied to the sacrifice but to every aspect of life. The book uses archival records in conjunction with anecdotal evidence to examine the multiple meanings of independence and Partition.

There have also been tensions with the Sikh minority, some of whom have sought independence for the Punjab, leading to violence in the s see Sikhism. Since its beginning, Hinduism has been a religion based on philosophical debate and truth-seeking; nothing is outside the confines of discussion.

And in doing so he so brilliantly exposes the many lies which the Hindus have told themselves repeatedly in their attempt at defending their faith without never having the intellectual capacity for understanding it. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, But for anyone who wishes to understand as the british found it and as was practised by the Indians at that timethen one has to look no further that this work.

The entire hill, as well as every stone from it, is regarded as a sentient form of divinity that humans can approach for a variety of religious interactions and beneficial relationships.

Sen, — Minora collection of essays by various scholars, and Robinson are excellent introductions to the range of interpretations and related issues, while Nadkarni is a more recent synoptic account of the scholarship on the Gita.

The Veda comprises the liturgy and interpretation of the sacrifice and culminates in the Upanishadsmystical and speculative works that state the doctrine of Brahman, the absolute reality that is the self of all things, and its identity with the individual soul, or atman see Vedanta.

According to Radhakrishnan, the oldest of these constitute the earliest philosophical compositions of the world. Mar 09, AngshumanM93 rated it really liked it Nobody has been as much a bette noire to the 'bhodrolok' bengali as much as Nirad Babu has been.

I am also engaged in a project that investigates Western constructions of Hinduism with the aim of opening up the study of those regions of Hindu culture that have been previously denied.

Includes intermittent discussion of Hindu texts, sites, and practices. Thus we read those self-evidently spurious claims ; claims that shock and sometimes amuse even an amateur reader of history such as where he claims the Bhagvat Gita was derived from Christian contact simply because it was unique or where he babbles the mumbo-jumbo that the wisdom of the Upanishads was due to the neurological phenomenon in the primitive man's brain as he was just learning the faculty of language in the background of his proto-religious animistic life.

Edited by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwai, 3— In this book the authors probe into Vedic Mathematics and explore if it is really Vedic in origin or Mathematics in content. In many temples, Srirangam, for example, the chanting of the Divya Prabhandham forms a major part of the daily service.

This is a study of the mechanics of yoga from its subjective, objective and transcendental aspects. How to Subscribe Oxford Bibliographies Online is available by subscription and perpetual access to institutions.With the sacred river of India present in the water, Hinduism outside of India always has access to Ganges water.

The sacred texts used by the Siva high priests are lontars, Book II, for second-grade students, also begins with a chapter on faith. 23 In the first-grade reader, described later in this article, Weda is divided into Sruti.

The book on the structure of Inner India, it offers to students of Indian culture a taste of its quintessential essence and, to those who are eager to know what India is, a colourful outline of the picture of the heart of India. ( views) Kabir And The Kabir Panth by G.H Westcott - Hesperides Press, Thadani is a short, nonscholarly book looking at representation of lesbian desire in ancient and modern India, focused on some Hindu texts and art works.

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Hindu texts

About the Book: It is a truism that Hinduism is a 'way of life' rather than a religion; that it is free of dogma and infinitely accommodating. Biardeau brings to light the many constituents of this 'way of life', using evidence from archaeological monuments and literary texts.

She presents the underlying unity beneath the bewildering diversity of this living tradition whose history can be. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

“All matter, including you and I, has rhythmic movement within it and our quest should be to create a proper rhythmic harmony within ourselves you feel happy when you sit near an ocean because your vibrations try to synchronize with the frequency of the waves.”.