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Make Me a Man!
Make Me a Man! (March 2005)
Masculinity, Hinduism, and Nationalism in India
Sikata Banerjee - Author

Looks at the ideals of masculine Hinduism—and the corresponding feminine ideals—that have built the Indian nation, and explores their consequences.

Make Me a Man! argues that ideas about manhood play a key role in building and sustaining the modern nation. It examines a particular expression of nation and manliness: masculine Hinduism. This ideal, which emerged from India's experience of British imperi...(Read More)
 
 
Female Infanticide in India
Female Infanticide in India (January 2005)
A Feminist Cultural History
Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar - Author
Renu Dube - Author
Reena Dube - Author

Examines female infanticide in colonial and postcolonial India.

Female Infanticide in India is a theoretical and discursive intervention in the field of postcolonial feminist theory. It focuses on the devaluation of women through an examination of the practice of female infanticide in colonial India and the reemergence of this practice in the form of femicide (selective killing of female fetuses) in postcolonia...(Read More)
 
 
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century (October 2003)
S. Cromwell Crawford - Author

Explores contemporary controversies in bioethics from a Hindu perspective.

S. Cromwell Crawford breaks new ground in this provocative study of Hindu bioethics in a Western setting. He provides a new moral and philosophical perspective on fascinating and controversial bioethical issues that are routinely in the news: cloning, genetic engineering, the human genome project, reproductive technologies, the end of life, and...(Read More)
 
 
Indian Critiques of Gandhi
Indian Critiques of Gandhi (October 2003)
Harold Coward - Editor

Through examinations of Gandhi's critics, both individuals and groups, this book shows the complexity of Indian society and opinion at the time of the Indian Independence Movement.

Although Gandhi has been the subject of hundreds of books and an Oscar-winning film, there has been no sustained study of his engagement with major figures in the Indian Independence Movement who were often his critics from 1920–1948. Th...(Read More)
 
 
Brahma in the West
Brahma in the West (August 2003)
William Blake and the Oriental Renaissance
David Weir - Author

Argues that the myths and ideals of William Blake's poetry were heavily influenced by the Oriental Renaissance—the British discovery of Hindu literature.

Examining William Blake's poetry in relation to the mythographic tradition of the eighteenth century and emphasizing the British discovery of Hindu literature, David Weir argues that Blake's mythic system springs from the same rich historical context that produc...(Read More)
 
 
Design and Rhetoric in a Sanskrit Court Epic
Design and Rhetoric in a Sanskrit Court Epic (March 2003)
The Kiratarjuniya of Bharavi
Indira Viswanathan Peterson - Author

Explores the earliest literary treatment of Arjuna's combat with the great god Siva, providing an introduction to the Sanskrit court epic.

Indira Viswanathan Peterson provides an introduction to the Sanskrit court epic (mahakavya), an important genre in classical Indian poetry, and the first study of a celebrated sixth-century poem, the Kiratarjuniya (Arjuna and the Hunter) of Bharavi. Sanskrit court...(Read More)
 
 
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives (November 2002)
An Introduction to Women's Brata Rituals in Bengali Folk Religion
June McDaniel - Author

An exploration of Hindu women’s folk religion focusing on goddess worship and women’s rituals.

Exploring the folk religion of India and the role of girls and women within it, author June McDaniel focuses on the brata (vrata) ritual in which moral lessons are taught and goddesses are revealed. Bratas are performed to gain such goals as a healthy family, a good husband, and a happy life. They are also...(Read More)
 
 
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins (September 2002)
Theorizing Authority through Myths of Identity
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

Explores the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe.

In Aryans, Brahmins, Jews, Dorothy M. Figueira provides a fascinating account of the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century. The myth concerns a race that inhabits a utopian past and gives rise first to Brahmin Indian culture and then to European culture...(Read More)
 
 
Rapt in the Name
Rapt in the Name (August 2002)
The Ramnamis, Ramnam, and Untouchable Religion in Central India
Ramdas Lamb - Author

An introduction to the Ram bhakti tradition and a fascinating account of its practice among a group of Central Indian Untouchables.

In Rapt in the Name, Ramdas Lamb provides an intriguing account of the Ram bhakti tradition in India. Less well-known in the West than the tradition of devotion to Krishna, the Ram tradition is an important component of Hinduism. Ram is the most-worshipped form of the divine in North ...(Read More)
 
 
The Song of the Goddess
The Song of the Goddess (August 2002)
The Devi Gita: Spiritual Counsel of the Great Goddess
C. Mackenzie Brown - Translation and introduction by

A reader-friendly translation of the medieval Indian text, which presents a powerful, compassionate goddess as ruler of the universe.

The Devi Gita, literally the Song of the Goddess, is an Eastern spiritual classic that appeared around the fifteenth century. C. Mackenzie Brown provides a reader-friendly English translation of this sacred text taken from his well-regarded previous book The Devi Gita: The Song of the...(Read More)
 
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