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Parasurama myth: facets of socio-cultural identity

Parasurama myth: facets of socio-cultural identity

V.R. Arun Jaganathan

ISBN: 9788183153638, 8183153631

This book is an attempt to analyze and evaluate various elements of these identities of this legendary character Parasurama, giving emphasis on the social and cultural impacts made by his myth in the Indian society.

Religious tolerance: a history

Religious tolerance: a history

Sharma, Arvind

ISBN: 9789353024765, 9353024765

This book examines Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism and Shinto-whose followers together cover over two-thirds of the globe-to identify instances of tolerance in the history of each of these to help the discussion proceed on the basis of historical facts.;

The sun never sets: South Asian migrants in an age of U.S. power

The sun never sets: South Asian migrants in an age of U.S. power

Bald, Vivek et al (ed.)

ISBN: 9788125052364, 8125052364

The contributions in this book focus on the political economy and long history of South Asian migrations of the US.

Text and tradition in early modern north India, ed. by Tyler Williams et al

Text and tradition in early modern north India, ed. by Tyler Williams et al


ISBN: 9780199478866, 0199478864

The chapters in this book--covering the linguistic terrain of Sanskrit, Persian, Bengali, Brajbhasha, Avadhi, Urdu, Marwari and Gujarati--contribute to our understanding of how these languages coexisted, at times sharing a discursive or cultural space, at other times competing for those spaces and prestige.

Theyyam: the other gods, by Bhawani Cheerath-Rajagopalan et  al.

Theyyam: the other gods, by Bhawani Cheerath-Rajagopalan et al.


ISBN: 9788190693615, 8190693611

Theyyam is a cumulative experience telescoping the history of a people, punctuated by Dravidian practices impacted by the Aryanisation and classicism of religion.;The warp and weft of Kerala's society is tethered to ritualistic worship and an agrarian community's organic bonding with nature. Nowhere else is it as pronounced as it is in Theyyam. At a time when symbols of modernity edge out folkl...

Towards a people's cinema: independent documentary and its audience in India, ed. by Kasturi Basu and Dwaipayan Banerjee

Towards a people's cinema: independent documentary and its audience in India, ed. by Kasturi Basu and Dwaipayan Banerjee


ISBN: 9789383968299, 938396829X

The book hopes to open up more scope for a dialectical exchange between practitioners, audiences, subjects and activists of independent documentary cinema, probing the later as a medium with the radical potential of challenging and disrupting the status quo.

Transnational Pakistani connections: marrying `back home', series editor Crispin Bates

Transnational Pakistani connections: marrying `back home', series editor Crispin Bates

Charsley, Katharine

ISBN: 9780415660662, 0415660661

Based on research in Britain and Pakistan, this book provides a rounded portroyal incorporations the emotional motivations for, and content of, these transnational unions.

Tribal culture and heritage: a case for conservation

Tribal culture and heritage: a case for conservation


ISBN: 9788173055997, 8173055998

The present volume attempts to bring out the understanding of this heritage and its conservation. The book focuses on the various seminal issues like intrinsic value of tribal lifestyles, sustainability/marketability of tribal art and culture, documentation of traditional wisdom and skills, awareness and tribal sensitivity etc.

Two saints: speculations around and about Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharshi

Two saints: speculations around and about Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharshi

Shourie, Arun

ISBN: 9789352645046, 9352645049

The book is about two great saints and the several experiences they had. Can these experiences may occur as points in the brain are stimulated with an electrode during surgery? What if they can be recreated in a laboratory non-invasively? With the diligence and painstaking research that mark all his work, Arun Shourie probes these questions in the light of the recent breath-taking advances in n...

Two saints: speculations around and about Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharshi

Two saints: speculations around and about Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Ramana Maharshi

Shourie, Arun

ISBN: 9789352779239, 9352779231

The book is about two great saints and the several experiences they had.;Can these experiences may occur as points in the brain are stimulated with;an electrode during surgery? What if they can be recreated in a laboratory;non-invasively? With the diligence and painstaking research that mark all;his work, Arun Shourie probes these questions in the light of the recent;breath-taking advances in n...

What is cultural studies?: a reader

What is cultural studies?: a reader

Storey, John (ed.)

ISBN: 9788131605486, 8131605485

This book is an ideal foundation for students new to cultural studies. The essays are collected in chronological order to allow the reader to map the development of the field. Together the essays provide a fascinating perspective on the past, present and possible future of cultural studies.

Where gods reside: sacred places of Kolkata, text by Jael Silliman, photographs by Mala Mukerjee

Where gods reside: sacred places of Kolkata, text by Jael Silliman, photographs by Mala Mukerjee


ISBN: 9789386906335, 9386906333

In this book, Kolkata's unique spiritual heritage is presented through splendid photographs of its diverse places of worship that are symbols of Kolkata's composite culture.

(Hi)stories of desire: sexualities and culture in modern India

(Hi)stories of desire: sexualities and culture in modern India


ISBN: 9781108494410, 1108494412

This volume addresses the modern paradox where sexuality is assigned a central significance in human life and yet its study tends to remain unconnected from the political, religious, social, and economic contexts that produce human subjectivity.

Sociology through literature: a study of Kaaroor's stories

Sociology through literature: a study of Kaaroor's stories

Pillai, S. Devadas

ISBN: 9780367444891, 0367444895

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