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This article provides a survey of approaches and conceptual means elaborated in recent decades in the studies of pluralistic tendencies in Indian culture. The concepts of inclusivism, perspectivism, antologizing and polyphony are discussed in a close relation with the specific context in which they were introduced, as well as with the implicit pres...
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Buddhism and Jainism are the twin in Tamil literary tradition broadcasting dharma in the Asian world; the “Light of Asia” of Sir Edwin Arnold. The Tamil masterpieces, Cilappatikāram and Maṇimēkalai are called the ‘Twin Epics’. The other Tamil epics Kuṇṭalakēci, Nīlakēci and Civakacintāmaṇi, including the Patiṉeṇkīḻkaṇakku (Eighteen Minor/Didactic W...
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This volume offers an overview of Hinduism as found in India and the diaspora. Exploring Hinduism in India in dynamic interaction, rather than in isolation, the volume discusses the relation of Hinduism with other religions of Indian origin and with religions which did not originate in India but have been a major feature of its religious landscape....
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In this paper I have tried to capture the tenet of Universal brotherhood with a special reference to Sikhism. I have then compared it with the similar concepts found in Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. My aim is to show that the tenet of Universal Brotherhood is a value which unites all humanity into one family of being God’s children, irrespectiv...
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The four main Indian religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism – have several shared concepts about self and suffering, which are salient to the world-view of the followers of these faiths. Understanding the concepts of mind, self and suffering in these faiths can help clinicians build better rapport and gain deeper understanding of the i...
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Introduction A 65-year-old male came to our OPD for routine eye checkup. He had no ocular complaints. His history was uneventful. On examination , his best-corrected visual aquity was 6/6 in both the eye. Ocular movements, pupillary reaction, intraocular pressure and Colour vision were normal. Examination of the fundus of the left eye was within no...
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The direct evidence that the images of human head and horse body, horse head and human body are Kinnarī and Kinnara of ancient Indian comes from records of Buddhism and Hinduism. The characteristics of Kinnara in the Jain include the few quantity of sculpture remains, appearance at the same time of two kind forms that are human head and horse body,...
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The Gospel of John is considered as one of the significant literary masterpieces that appeals to Indian spirituality and ideals in multifarious ways. The Gospel has unique features as a universalistic rhetoric that encompasses feelings and aspirations of Indians. The character of Jesus in the Gospel and His assimilative power to contemporary realit...
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Contemporary India in its Socio-Political Paradigm: A Study of Gita Mehta‟s Select Works: Mehta had written fiction and non-fiction juxtaposing tradition and modernity, fact and fiction, East and West, often exposing the reality in as much as she synthesizes the roots of Indian culture, tradition and peoples’ aspirations of contemporary India thr...
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In the context of research into the relationship between secularism and multiculturalism in contemporary India, this paper points to their specific interrelatedness and the distinctive Indian approach to secularism through the idea of a principled distance as a way to adjust to religious pluralism that has a close affinity with multiculturalism. Co...
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The entry explores the understanding of the word and concept of Maya from ancient Indian philos- ophies. Writings of various ancient scholars on this concept along with the manifestation of maya are mentioned hence
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Paul Masson-Oursel (1882-1956) was a French Indologist who held the position of director of studies in Indian religions from 1927 to 1953 at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris. However, alongside his well-received academic publications, Masson-Oursel also published many articles on India in nonacademic periodicals, some of which are clea...
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Vardhamana Mahavira (ca. 540-470 B.C.), called the Jina, was an Indian ascetic philosopher and the principal founder of Jainism-one of the major religions of the Indian subcontinent. The goal was to obtain spiritual release from this karmic bondage through an inward self-discipline (the yoga) designed to eliminate its libidinal and material causes....
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Our guest is Dr.Mohammad Ismath Ramzy Mohammad Ismail, Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He teaches courses in sociology of education and actively involved in Peace Education and religious dialogue, mainly Muslim-Buddhist. His inte...
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Abū Raihan Muhammad ibn Aḥmad al-Biruni (973–1048 A.D.) is one of the most important ‎Muslim scholars on the history of religion, in particular Indian religion. This article seeks to ‎introduce the general reader of his view on Buddhism based on his work entitled al-Athar al-‎Bāqiyah min al-Qarūn al-Khāliyah and Kitab al-Hind. Analytical study of t...
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Several scholars have criticized the efforts to explain Indian mantras as spells, but much is left to clarification. Why do submission-versus-coercion characterizations keep reoccurring, albeit disputed? Why does the difference between this-worldly and other-worldly goals also keep its important role in discussions about mantras? Furthermore, how a...
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Relationships between text and image in pre-modern South Asia1 have been both ignored and exploited throughout the history of western scholarship [...]
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While most ancient polytheistic religions died out under the impact of monotheism, Hinduism stands out as a lively exception. Why was the Indian variety of polytheism more resilient than the Greek and Roman variety? This paper—the first to subject classical Hinduism to modern economic analysis—argues that the theological structure and the organizat...
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Caṇḍikeśvara, Tamil Caṇṭipperumaṉ, was one of the Nayaṉmār who predates the time of the Tēvāram trio (seventh-eighth century CE). His hagiography is elaborately told in the Tiruttoṇṭar Purāṇam of Cēkkiḻār (twelfth century CE). He is represented in sculpture from the seventh or eighth century CE. An analogous iconographical figure is Lakulīśa, who a...
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Lucid dreaming (LD) began to be scientifically studied in the last century, but various religions have highlighted the importance of LD in their doctrines for a much longer period. Hindus’ manuscripts dating back over 2,000 years ago, for example, divide consciousness in waking, dreaming (including LD), and deep sleep. In the Buddhist tradition, Ti...
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India is a country of diversities in culture, customs, usages and practices with number of groups on the basis of castes, religion etc. Comparing to the most of the countries in the world, which claim to be progressive, India has a rich heritage. Indian heritage in spirituality, religion, culture, tradition and science is noteworthy. Non violence h...
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People outside and across the country hire the pandits for doing pooja. Rituals and customs are performed everywhere in the world and we require pandits. We need a system which can provide proper automation in this field as well. The objective of "E-Pandit" is to handle the entire activity related to poojas. In this paper we have proposed a web-bas...
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This article demonstrates how, in the 1760s, two British East India Company servants, John Zephaniah Holwell and Alexander Dow, constructed a particular interpretation of India's ancient religious past through creative misrepresentations of mysteriously sourced texts. This had broad ramifications for contemporary understandings of Indian religion,...
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Emerson has revolted against the evil of rules prescribed by the religion of his country. His could see that people have been fooled and put in the clutches by those religious rules and it has also failed to make people realize God. He has observed that Indian religion has been doing right things with right ideas giving all freedom people and helpi...
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People outside and across the country hire the pandits for doing pooja. Rituals and customs are performed everywhere in the world and we require pandits. We need a system which can provide proper automation in this field as well. The objective of "E-Pandit" is to handle the entire activity related to poojas. In this paper we have proposed a web-bas...
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The classical account of the Brahmin priestly class and its role in Indian religion has seen remarkable continuity during the past two centuries. Its core claims appear to remain unaffected, despite the major shifts that occurred in the theorizing of Indian culture and in the study of religion. In this article, we first examine the issue of the pow...
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In this chapter we opt for a very literal interpretation of materiality and religion by highlighting religious notions that merge the usually mundane material with the divine, with some discussion about how many Christians find such views problematic. There has been much written of late on the topic of panentheism, which is pertinent to religions o...
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This paper is an attempt to locate the Dharmamangal texts of the Mangalkavya genre, as a part of Indian historiography as well as to reinterpret the narrative in the context of social history of Bengal. The structure of Indian religion has been based on the distinction between Great and Little Traditions. The Dharmangalkavya belonged to the subgenr...
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The interest of the Hungarians towards Asia is deeply rooted in the historical fact that the ancestors of the Hungarian nation arrived in their present country from the East. Over the centuries, this historical fact has significantly determined the interest and openness of the Hungarian people towards the East. In spite of the fact that the Hungari...
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This article attempts to review representation of disability in Indian culture with reference to Indian Religion, Literature and Cinema and the role it can play towards effective disability awareness interventions. Culture as the basis of social representation has been exerting a domineering impact on molding peoples’ identities or self-representat...
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Kāñcīpuram is a celebrated city, muktikṣetra, one among the divya-nagaras in mahā-Bhārata. The city during the Pallava period consisted four segments for the great Indian religions, known as Śiva-Kāñci, Viṣṇu-Kāñci, Buddha-Kāñci and Jaina-Kāñci. Fourteen divyadeśas are present within the present city; Veḥkā, Attikiri, Aṭṭapuyakkaram, Taṇkā, Vēḻukka...
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Prispevek najprej predstavi večtisočletno tradicijo indijskega asketizma in monasticizma ter oriše njihove glavne verske predpostavke in prakse. Pri tem se osredotoči na položaj žensk v starih asketskih tradicijah Indije, predvsem v budizmu, hinduizmu in džainizmu, kar predstavlja področje, ki je bilo doslej deležno malo pozornosti sodobnih razisko...
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of 1 8 The materials here are historical rather than descriptive of the present. Everyone is dead except myself, including Bob Scriver (b. 1914) and John Hellson. Saturday, June 22, 2019 OUR FIRST MEDICINE PIPE BUNDLE OPENING (a re-post) OUR FIRST MEDICINE PIPE OPENING (An article written by Mary Scriver in 1969 after she and Bob returned from this...
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India is a traditional country. If we see the history of Indian tradition, we find that trees were treated as God and Goddess in ancient Indian tradition. Ancient Harappa civilization gives us many evidences of tree prayer. We find the evidence of Aranyani who was a goddess of forests in ancient Hindu religion. Many hymns of Rigveda were dedicated...
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This paper focuses on the branch of Santmat (thus far, unstudied by scholars of Indian religions), prevalent in the rural areas of Bihar, India. Santmat—literally meaning “the Path of Sants” or “Point of View of the Sants”—of Bihar represents a unique synthesis of the elements of the Vedic traditions, rural Hindu practices, and esoteric experiences...
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This article investigates medieval Muslim literature on the study of non-Islamic religions through the writings of al-Biruni and al-Shahrastani in their dealing with Hind (India) and the nomenclature of world religions. I focus on their perceptions of monotheism and polytheism. My findings show that they used different approaches, categories, and c...
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Leadership is one of the most researched field largely from Western perspective lacking cultural perspective. Various paradigms such as rationalistic, spiritual and holistic have been adopted but there exists a gap regarding humanistic paradigm. The paper presents convergence of Western and Eastern perspectives adopting humanistic paradigm with spi...
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Since the human history had start, people began to taboo (prohibit incest), cultivate (sex for a pleasure only) and channelled (prostitution) their own reproductive function, which was inherited by them from the nature. Although all cultures forbade those sexual acts that did not contribute to the birth of children, sacralisation of such acts helpe...
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In the present paper, we examine the current state of the study of Indian religions in Latin America. An important investigation on the study of Sanskrit outside India conveys the image that the situation of the study of Indian religions in Latin America is perceived internationally as an activity carried out by isolated scholars. Relevant analyses...
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Buddhism and Jainism are the twin in Tamil literary tradition broadcasting dharma in the Asian world; the “Light of Asia” of Sir Edwin Arnold. The Tamil masterpieces, Cilappatikāram and Maṇimēkalai are called the ‘Twin Epics’ (Rajarajan 2016). The other great Tamil epics Kuṇṭalakēci, Nilakēci and Civakacintāmaṇi, including the Patiṉeṇkīḻkaṇakku (Ei...
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Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), the ideal speaker for Hinduism is known globally for his spiritual wisdom of Hindu religion. Among the modern Indian religion reformers, Vivekananda argued for equality of men and women. Swami Vivekananda is the first monk to uphold and do work for freedom and equality of women and realized the importance of women for...
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LIVING IN ENTROPY DRIVEN WORLD OF INDIA Part 3: Socio-Physicochemical Interpretation of Terrorism & Expansionism DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29621.68327 Dr. Mirza Arshad Ali Beg Former Director General, PCSIR, Karachi arshadalibeg@gmail.com Abstract Twenty five years after the first US Gulf War against Iraq, and Fifteen years after the 9/11 destructio...
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This unique collection applies globalization concepts to the discipline of archaeology, using a wide range of global case studies from a group of international specialists. The volume spans from as early as 10,000 cal. bp to the modern era, analysing the relationship between material culture, cultural change, and the complex connectivities between...
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The Asian elephants have contributed to Indian religions in a great way especially with their representations in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain art. The contribution to a foreign religion, Christianity is evident but scarce in comparison with the religions which originated in the Indian sub- continent .This is merely because the theology of Christianity...
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Religion is one of the recognised factors which play important roles in changing human lives. It influences various aspects of man’s life spectrum. Generally, each and every religion promotes man’s well-being and brings guidance to improve man’s lives psychologically, sociologically, spiritually and economically. From the economic point of view, ev...
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This article deals with the political context of Christianity in India and presents the situation for Christians in Indian society. It also reflects on the tradition of the socio-critical approach in Indian theology and its variations. It finally presents and reflects on the possibilities of applications of the social teaching of the Church in Indi...
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PURUSHOTTAMA BILIMORIA and ALEKSANDRA WENTA (eds): Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems. x, 287 pp. New Delhi: Routledge, 2015. ISBN 978 1 138 85935 7. doi:10.1017/S0041977X1600077X Emotions have a history in South Asia, if hardly anything like an adequate historiography. The editors of this book agree: “much more work . . . needs to be done to impr...
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Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), the ideal speaker for Hinduism is known globally for his spiritual wisdom of Hindu religion. Among the modern Indian religion reformers, Vivekananda argued for equality of men and women. Swami Vivekananda is the first monk to uphold and do work for freedom and equality of women and realized the importance of women for...
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Surya Pahar is in the Indian state of Assam. During its antiquity, it was the holy pilgrimage sites and the confluence of three to four religions of ancient India. The present archeological discoveries support this observation. During the Vedic period, it was also the confluence of three different language speakers of India, converging, sharing, an...
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The existence of god or gods is one of the crucial subjects in the field of religious studies. This paper is centered on the origin of the concept of gods in the Indian religions and how it has developed during its history through a variety of myths. Though Jainism and Buddhism are clearly different from Hinduism, they are also Indian religions. Th...
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The title of the present paper might arouse some curiosity among the minds of the readers. The very first question that arises in this respect is whether India produced any logic in the real sense of the term as has been used in the West. This paper is centered only on the three systems of Indian philosophy namely Nyāya, Buddhism and Jainism. We ha...
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Ancient Indian religions have contained innumerable resources to guide us in the practice of Deep Ecology. Of them, the guidance of Hinduism and Buddhism, are taken into account along the pages of this dissertation.
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Kandyan Kingdom and Social Communication; Reflection of the South Indian culture and political system by the incident of the caught of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe at Bomure – Gallahawatta ,Medamahanuwara. Citation: Jinadasa, M.P.K. (2015). Kandyan Kingdom and Social Communication; Reflection of the South Indian culture and political system by the...
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Kandyan Kingdom and Social Communication; Reflection of the South Indian culture and political system by the incident of the caught of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe at Bomure – Gallahawatta ,Medamahanuwara. Citation: Jinadasa, M.P.K. (2015). Kandyan Kingdom and Social Communication; Reflection of the South Indian culture and political system by the...
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The study of Christianity outside Europe has typically been treated as a movement from West to East, with the peoples of Asia as recipients rather than agents. The Bible and Asia by the biblical scholar R. S. Sugirtharajah is therefore a welcome corrective. In countering Western dominance of biblical hermeneutics, he tracks the various ways in whic...
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The unfortunate event of the historical intersection of European colonialism and Christian mission has become problematic for Christian identity in India. While the stark reality of Indian religious plurality has to be adequately addressed, the existing theological responses to religious plurality – Exclusivism, Inclusivism and Pluralism - are foun...
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Scholars have written on the religions of India for the past 150+ years. The legendary names of this vast subcontinent are Bharatavarṣa and Jambudvīpa. The authorities on Indian religions cite medieval historians such as al-Bīrūnī coming down to Romila Thapar (e.g. her ideology of “Syndicated Hinduism”). The majority of the religion that the people...
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The history of the humanities suggests that no scholarly discipline or theory can function without the models and categories it generates and relies on. Since they are necessarily conditioned by the cultural and ideological context in which they are developed, however, they readily become distorting stereotypes. During its academic history, the aca...
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Time has always perplexed humanity in one or the other way. What is eternal and what is temporal? Where from we began and what will be our end? These are the questioned which almost all the religions and philosophies of the world have tried to grapple with. Science is still wrestling with this giant-concept and has got stuck within the conceptions...
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Many Indian religions preach the oneness of all living creatures and even the nonliving entities of nature, and recognize intrinsic value in them. Though the old brahmanical form of Hinduism relied heavily on large-scale animal sacrifice and other complex rites, the Upanishadic teachings upheld the importance of self-realization and recognition of...
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Indian religions and cultures are diverse and have always influenced the way people live in this part of the world. Religion has been a very dominant influence in marriage, choice of marital partner and cohabitation. The present paper looks at various religions in India and their influence on sexual attitudes and the institution of marriage. Sikhis...
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Sikhism originated with the religious sage Guru Nanak, who was born in Punjab in 1469 and died in 1539. Guru Nanak founded what is often known in India as a panth, that is, a path to religious realization, a new religious movement. Nanak was followed by nine Sikh gurus, the last of whom was Guru Gobind Singh, the founder of the Khalsa, or the commu...
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Este articulo se centra en la carta nautica de 1413 del mallorquin Mecia de Viladestes para descubrir, a traves del analisis de sus textos e imagenes, las distintas religiones que coexistian en el mundo en el siglo XV, y como eran entendidas en Occidente. En este mapa, en el que hay cabida para el cristianismo, el islam y las religiones indias, par...
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Popular religion is the religion of the people as against the clergy’s scholarly religion. In Latin America, Indian religions and the Catholic religion have often mingled in syncretic practices. Popular piety manifests itself in the organised form of worship of pilgrimages. Some Catholics have engaged in a social and political movement of popular d...
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Wikipedia contributors, "H. Jay Dinshah," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=H._Jay_Dinshah&oldid=497155353 (accessed July 22, 2012).
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The aim of this research is to explore how pre-Christian beliefs, cults and popular traditions may have indirectly survived in early modern and medieval European witch-beliefs. It will be attempted to show how witch-beliefs and medieval/early modern popular imagination may have reflected (through the filter of Christian demonology and by unwittingl...
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One of the abiding problems in the study of American Indians is that it is plagued by stereotyping and romanticism. In the history of ideas in Europe and the United States, negative as well as positive stereotyping has been called "primitivism." Much of my own work has been an attempt to get beyond primitivism in order to get to know real human bei...
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In 1974 I stumbled into a bharata natyam class taught by Balasaraswati (1918–1984, also known as Bala) with assistance from her daughter Lakshmi (1943–2001) at the Berkeley Center for World Music. I pounded my feet against the stone floor each morning and did bols (drum syllables) in the afternoon—and I lasted only a week. I quickly realized that I...
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Karma has become a household word in the modern world, where it is associated with the belief in rebirth determined by one' deeds in earlier lives. This belief was and is widespread in the Indian subcontinent as is the word karma itself. In lucid and accessible prose, this book presents karma in its historical, cultural, and religious context. Init...
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This paper attempts to explore the scientific background of Francois Bernier and his mindset behind his travel accounts. Bernier enjoyed unrivalled opportunities of observation in India. He was acquainted with the leading philosophers of his days, was fully conversant with methods of historical and philosophical discourse and was capable of looking...
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The volume *Ancient to Modern: Religion, Power, and Community in India* is a compendium of essays in honor of David N. Lorenzen, whose work on Indian religions in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods has exerted a considerable amount of influence in the field of Indian religious history for the last three decades. The editors of the volume, Is...
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The volume *Ancient to Modern: Religion, Power, and Community in India* is a compendium of essays in honor of David N. Lorenzen, whose work on Indian religions in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods has exerted a considerable amount of influence in the field of Indian religious history for the last three decades. The editors of the volume, Is...
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In historical sketches of India-Australia or Australia-India relations, the important dimension of the cultural and religious connections from the shared colonial period and Gandhi's nationalist voice echoing in all corners of the Empire, through to the diasporic migration, settlement and temple culture, is largely overlooked. This essay intends to...
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Resumo Analisaremos os literati confucionistas e taoístas (intelectuais chineses) e os mestres brahmanas (intelectuais indianos), apresentados por Max Weber, no intuito de apreendermos as imagens de mundo religiosas nos "jardins intelectuais e encantados" da China e da Índia. Para tanto, temos como base as duas primeiras monografias que fazem parte...
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Célestin Bouglé’s Essai sur le régime des castes (1900-1908) and Max Weber’s Hinduismus und Buddhismus (1916-1917) are partly founded on the same sources and, in some cases, formulate similar hypotheses, but they diverge in the treatment of different issues which play a central role fort he definition of a « sociology of religion(s) ». The two text...
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This paper presents contemporary Andean religion in its historical context, thereby exploring how and why modern religious beliefs and practices use both, Andean and Christian concepts. The first step is to present colonial ecclesiastic policy, its perception by the indigenous population and the reaction of some Andean persons to it. This is follow...
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Ramesh Krishnamurthy was born in Madras, India, and has degrees in French and German from Cambridge University, and Sanskrit and Indian Religions from London University. He worked for the COBUILD project at Birmingham University from 1984–2003, where he compiled and edited dictionaries, grammars, and other publications, and contributed to the devel...
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Ramesh Krishnamurthy was born in Madras, India, and has degrees in French and German from Cambridge University, and in Sanskrit and Indian religions from London University. He worked for the COBUILD project at Birmingham University from 1984 to 2003, where he compiled and edited dictionaries, grammars, and other publications and contributed to the...
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Krishna-consciousness, as a religious movement being brought from India to the West, follows not only the Indian religion but tries to adopt and put into practice a version of the Indian life-style regarded as sacral. This effort and its realisation draw the movement into the focus of cultural anthropology. To anthropology, that examines cultural d...
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Opposing factions in the Orientalist-Anglicist controversy in the 19th century shared a common understanding of Indian religion and society. Europeans from diverse ideological and religious backgrounds identified the brahmins as priests and brahmanism as a 'religion of the priests'. This common understanding derived its consistency from a Christian...
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Life itself is a market. Giving and taking, bargaining and speculating, is part of the game. Life has its … profits and losses appreciation and balance sheets. But the giving of Bhakti [devotion] in exchange for Mukti [liberation] is the most powerful business of all.—Sathya Sai Baba (Gokak, V.K. 1975. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, an Interpretatio...
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The process by which Hinduism came to be constituted as an object of European study is often taken to be the most egregious example of the invention of a religion through the reification of disparate traditions of belief and practice an the projection of theological preconceptions or imperial ambitions. In this work Will Sweetman offers both a theo...
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In the last decade or so our understanding of the origin and development of Indian astronomy and its relevance for Indian religion and culture have undergone a major shift. This shift has been caused by two factors. The first is archaeological discoveries that reveal to us that the Sarasvati river, the great river of the Rgvedic times, dried up bef...
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Is there really a single ancient religion designated by the catch-all term 'Hinduism' or is the term merely a fairly recent social construction of Western origin? This paper examines the role played by Orientalist scholars in the construction of Western notions of Indian religion by an examination of the origins of the concept of 'Hinduism'. It is...
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antideva 1 The links between fear and religion have been a valid subject of investigation for scholars in modern anthropology and psychology and writers in search of the psychological origins of religion have had a special interest in this subject. 2 In the Christian world such links have been highlighted by the prominent philosopher Kierkegaard. F...
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To foreign observers as well as to many Indonesians themselves, Indonesian Islam has always appeared to be very different from Islam at most other places, especially from the way it is practised in the Arabian peninsula. From Raffles to Van Leur, it has been claimed by colonial civil servants and missionaries that, especially in Java, Islam was not...
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In order to understand the ideas on the self and on meditation in early Buddhism and in some other contemporary Indian religions, one has to take into consideration the doctrine of karma as it existed at that time. This doctrine is older than Buddhism, and constitutes the background for other religious movements of ancient India besides Buddhism. T...
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LOS SACERDOTES EN EL SACRIFICIO VÉDICO Y ROMANO El presente trabajo tiene por objetivo realizar una pequeña contribu-ción al estudio comparado de las religiones india y romana, concreta-mente en el campo del vocabulario sacrificial referido a los tipos de sa-cerdotes. Como veremos más adelante, la comparación etimológica per-mite entrever que, en u...
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Review artikel vedr. disputatsen "The Invention of Prophecy: continuity and Meaning in Hopi Indian Religion", forsvaret af Armin W. Geertz i september 1992.
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1. Indian religions are open to several interpretations. Some interpretations give scope to communal and conservative forces to flourish. 2. Gandhiji reinterpreted Indian religions to fight communalism and conservatism. The force of his methods and martyrdom suppressed communalism for two decades. 3. Post-Gandhian secularism has skirled round Gandh...
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In 1988, the United States Supreme Court refused to protect American Indian and tribal religious interests in the Six Rivers National Forest in northern California in Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association. The author addresses this case at length and demonstrates how the Court avoided using its usual strict scrutiny test to exami...
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Although at midcentury the distinguished anthropologist A. Irving Hallowell suggested a new field, "ethnometaphysics, " at the interface of philosophy and anthropology, there was no stampede to explore it. Philosophers for the most part remain Western cultural narcissists and chauvinists, while anthropologists labor to become scientifically "respec...
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The name Cuttat does not seem to appear often in current dialogue literature in spite of the key role which he played in getting Hindu-Christian dialogue in India on the way. Dr. J.A. Cuttat, son of a wealthy Swiss banker, had been professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne before being called to serve as Ambassador of Switzerland to India. His appoin...