Jai Bhim!

Dispatches from a Peaceful Revolution

Author: Terry Pilchick

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9780938077152

Category: Buddhism

Page: 240

View: 533


Migration and Mission in India

Author: Jose Joseph,L. Stanislaus

Publisher: ISPCK

ISBN: 9788184580082

Category: Church and social problems

Page: 267

View: 5099


Papers presented at the Colloquium on Migration and Mission in India, held at Pune during October 31-November 2, 2006

A Fly in the Curry

Independent Documentary Film in India

Author: K. P. Jayasankar,Anjali Monteiro

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351505685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

View: 9040


An engaging read that explores independent documentary film in India as a site of resistance. This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere.

Buddhism in the Modern World

Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition

Author: Steven Heine,Charles S. Prebish

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195349092

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 2668


The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on traditional religious structures. At the same time, Buddhism has been able to maintain its doctrinal purity to a remarkable degree. This volume explores how traditional Buddhist communities have responded to the challenges of modernity, such as science and technology, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by leading scholars, each examining a particular traditional Buddhist school in its cultural context. The essays consider how the encounter with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, practical, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist thought throughout Asia. Taken together, these essays reveal the diversity and vitality of contemporary Buddhism and offer a wide-ranging look at the way Buddhism interacts with the modern world.

Muslims, Dalits, and the fabrications of history

Author: Shail Mayaram

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788178241159

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 331


This 12Th Volume Of Subaltern Studies Comprises Essays Broadly Linked By An Interest In The History Of Muslims And Dalits In South Asia, Or With The Manner In Which Dominant Histories In The Subcontinent Have Been `Fabricated`.

Buddhist elite

a study of their roles, status and mobility

Author: R. N. Salve

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 1252


Study covers all the Neo-Buddhist elite residing in the region of Marathwada, India.

The Outcaste

Author: Śaraṇakumāra Limbāḷe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 121

View: 4277


Autobiography of 20th century Marathi author.

Understanding Ambedkar

Author: Gian Singh Bal

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 143

View: 8214


Contributed articles on the socio-political views of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, 1892-1956, Indian statesman.

Maharana Raj Singh and His Times

Author: Sri Ram Sharma

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120823983


Page: 154

View: 7368


Maharana Raj Singh became the ruler of Mewar at a very critical juncture in its history. As soon as the ascended the throne, Shah Jahan sent the largest Mughal force that had ever ventured into Mewar. Then followed the last sack of Chitor. Raj Singh however soon had his revenge. When Aurangzed rebelled against his father he sought Raj Singh`s support and offered ot restore what Raj Singh had lost earlier. The Maharana spun out the negotiations till Aurangzeb had finally defeated his father.

"Our fury is burning"

local practice and global connections in the Dalit movement

Author: Eva-Maria Hardtmann

Publisher: Stockholm Universitet


Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 8294


"This is a Ph.D. dissertation. This book is an anthropological study of the contemporary Dalit movement. With its base in India, it has grown steadily since the beginning of the 1990s. The activists, who protest against caste discrimination, interact today"