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Well-Mannered Medicine

Dagmar Wujastyk.

August 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 240 pages.

When is it right for a doctor to lie to a patient? What is more important: a patient's health, or his dignity? When should a patient refuse to follow the doctor's orders? What is acceptable...

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Disorienting Dharma

Emily T. Hudson.

December 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 256 pages.

This book explores the relationship between ethics, aesthetics, and religion in classical Indian literature and literary theory by focusing on one of the most celebrated and enigmatic texts...

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The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York

Corinne G. Dempsey.

December 2005; published online February 2006.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 0 pages.

This book is a portrayal of a flourishing Hindu temple in the town of Rush, New York, dedicated to the great south Indian goddess Rājarājeśwarī. Guided by an exuberant Sri Lankan guru known...

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Casting Kings

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass.

August 2006; published online September 2006.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 240 pages.

Based on three years of anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, this book explores the manner that semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand and also subvert...

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Was Hinduism Invented?

Brian K. Pennington.

April 2005; published online July 2005.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 256 pages.

Is “Hinduism” a legitimate term for the widely varying religious practices of India that are commonly called by that name? The appearance of “religion” as a category comprising a set of...

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The Slaying of Meghanada

Michael Madhusudan Datta.

April 2004; published online October 2005.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 0 pages.

“The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton — but that is all bosh — nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection...

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The Ramayana Revisited

Edited by Mandakranta Bose.

October 2004; published online April 2005.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 396 pages.

While the “standard” version of the Rāmāyana is a 14th-century Sanskrit text by Valmiki, the diversity and adaptability of this narrative are extraordinary. Many regions and languages have...

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American Oriental Society

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

Founded in 1842 to encourage basic research in the languages and literatures of the whole of Asia from a humanistic perspective, its scope is now considerably wider. The society's journal (null...

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ammā(n)

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

In the Dravidian languages of South India, a cognate of ambā, widely used as an affix to the names of goddesses (particularly village and clan goddesses), and to the names of women in...

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āmnāya

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A word referring to a particular ‘stream’, ‘current’, or transmission of teachings and practices, which flows from teacher to pupil through the generations. The term is used by both Śaiva...

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