Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

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ISBN: 9781317151609
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Number of pages: 228
Author: Pankaj Jain
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities in PDF and EPUB In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an environmentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities. With a foreword by Roger S Gottlieb.


Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

Filename: dharma-and-ecology-of-hindu-communities.pdf
ISBN: 9781409481430
Release Date: 2011-05-28
Number of pages: 228
Author: Dr Pankaj Jain
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities in PDF and EPUB In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an environmentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities. With a foreword by Roger S Gottlieb.


Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

Filename: dharma-and-ecology-of-hindu-communities.pdf
ISBN: 1409405915
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 213
Author: Pankaj Jain
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities in PDF and EPUB In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this, India's natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. Presenting the texts of Bishnois, their environmental history, and their contemporary activism; investigating the Swadhyaya movement from an ecological perspective; and exploring the Bhil communities and their Sacred Groves, this book applies a non-Western hermeneutical model to interpret the religious traditions of Indic communities.


Dot Com Mantra

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ISBN: 9781409488729
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Number of pages: 206
Author: Dr Payal Arora
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Dot Com Mantra in PDF and EPUB Billions of dollars are being spent nationally and globally on providing computing access to digitally disadvantaged groups and cultures with an expectation that computers and the Internet can lead to higher socio-economic mobility. This ethnographic study of social computing in the Central Himalayas, India, investigates alternative social practices with new technologies and media amongst a population that is for the most part undocumented. In doing so, this book offers fresh and critical perspectives in areas of contemporary debate: informal learning with computers, cyberleisure, gender access and empowerment, digital intermediaries, and glocalization of information and media.


British Untouchables

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ISBN: 9780754689683
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 142
Author: Paul Ghuman
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online British Untouchables in PDF and EPUB British Untouchables provides a major study on the issues facing the education of Dalit children and young people growing up in Britain. The book is based on extensive field work and uses a qualitative research methodology, including in-depth interviews with parents, teachers and children, and detailed observations in homes and schools. It offers a detailed view of areas such as socialisation of children, schooling and education, examination success, parental perceptions of education, bilingualism, acculturation patterns, cultural conflicts and cast and social identities, caste prejudice and racial discrimination.


Buddhism and Ecology

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ISBN: 0945454147
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 467
Author: Mary Evelyn Tucker
Publisher: Harvard Univ Ctr for the

Download and read online Buddhism and Ecology in PDF and EPUB Given the challenges of the environmental crisis, Buddhism's teaching of the interrelatedness of all life forms may be critical to the recovery of human reciprocity with nature. In this new work, twenty religionists and environmentalists examine Buddhism's understanding of the intricate web of life. In noting the cultural diversity of Buddhism, they highlight aspects of the tradition which may help formulate an effective environmental ethics, citing examples from both Asia and the United States of socially engaged Buddhist projects to protect the environment. The authors explore theoretical and methodological issues and analyze the prospects and problems of using Buddhism as an environmental resource in both theory and practice. This groundbreaking volume inaugurates a larger series examining the religions of the world and their ecological implications which will shape a new field of study involving religious issues, contemporary environmental ethics, and public policy concerns.


Edge of Empire

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ISBN: 075466838X
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 253
Author: Christian Tripodi
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Edge of Empire in PDF and EPUB Created in the late eighteenth century by the East India Company to manage relations with the princely rulers of the Indian States, political officers developed into a mechanism by which Britain could manage remote territories through relations with local power brokers. In this study, the role of the political officer on the Western Frontier of India between 1877-1947 is examined in detail. Providing an account of the personalities and mechanisms of colonial influence/tribal control in what remains one of the most unstable regions in the world today, the book charts the successes and failures, dangers and attractions, as well as the political legacy, of a system of power by proxy.


An Introduction to Hinduism

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ISBN: 0521438780
Release Date: 1996-07-13
Number of pages: 341
Author: Gavin D. Flood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online An Introduction to Hinduism in PDF and EPUB This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship.


Hinduism and ecology

Filename: hinduism-and-ecology.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015049545174
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 600
Author: Christopher Chapple
Publisher: Harvard Univ Ctr for the

Download and read online Hinduism and ecology in PDF and EPUB This fourth volume in the series exploring religions and the environment investigates the role of the multifaceted Hindu tradition in the development of greater ecological awareness in India. The twenty-two contributors ask how traditional concepts of nature in the classical texts might inspire or impede an eco-friendly attitude among modern Hindus, and they describe some grassroots approaches to environmental protection. They look to Gandhian principles of minimal consumption, self-reliance, simplicity, and sustainability. And they explore forests and sacred groves in text and tradition and review the political and religious controversies surrounding India's sacred river systems.


Purifying the Earthly Body of God

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ISBN: 0791439232
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 366
Author: Lance E. Nelson
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Purifying the Earthly Body of God in PDF and EPUB An interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between religion and environment in Hinduism.


Alcohol

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ISBN: 9781135095352
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Number of pages: 200
Author: Janet Chrzan
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Alcohol in PDF and EPUB Alcohol: Social Drinking in Cultural Context critically examines alcohol use across cultures and through time. This short text is a framework for students to self-consciously examine their beliefs about and use of alcohol, and a companion text for teaching the primary concepts of anthropology to first-or second year college students.


A Survey of Hinduism

Filename: a-survey-of-hinduism.pdf
ISBN: 0791470822
Release Date: 2007-07-05
Number of pages: 700
Author: Klaus K. Klostermaier
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online A Survey of Hinduism in PDF and EPUB The third edition of this well-regarded introduction to Hinduism adds new material on the religion’s origins, on its relations with rival traditions, and on Hindu science.


Religion Heritage and the Sustainable City

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ISBN: 0415844665
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Yamini Narayanan
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Religion Heritage and the Sustainable City in PDF and EPUB "Religion has an important role to play in defining sustainable urban development policies in cities. This book explores the historical and ongoing influence of religion on urban planning, design, space utilisation, and the creation and impact on urban identities and communities. Specifically, the book explores how religious heritage, religious beliefs and religiously influenced planning practices have influenced different facets of development in Indian cities"--


Rise of a Folk God

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ISBN: 9780199777648
Release Date: 2011-06-15
Number of pages: 376
Author: Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Rise of a Folk God in PDF and EPUB Vitthal, also called Vithoba, is the most popular Hindu god in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and the best-known god of that region outside India. His temple at Pandharpur is the goal of an annual pilgrimage that is one of the largest and most elaborate in the world. This book is the foremost study of the history of Vitthal, his worship, and his worshippers.


Dharma Rain

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ISBN: 9781570624759
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 491
Author: Stephanie Kaza
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Dharma Rain in PDF and EPUB Contemporary Buddhist insights on environmentalism are assembled here, with contributions from Basho, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Snyder, Chogyam Trungpa, Gretel Ehrlich, Peter Mattiessen, Philip Glass, and others. Original.