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

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Genre: Religion
Author: Ramdas Lamb
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2012-02-01
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780791488560

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“Rapt in Secret Studies”: Emerging Shakespeares is a collection of new essays in Shakespeare Studies from a generation of scholars presently emerging out of Australia and New Zealand. These 18 essays respond in a myriad of ways to the challenge of Prospero’s phrase from The Tempest, in which he tells his daughter Miranda that in his life before the island he had been “rapt in secret studies”-to an early modern audience, these words were likely to mean much more than a predilection for the black arts, as modern audiences tend to hear in them. Each of the key words used by Prospero evoked a range of meanings in early modern times, to which the emerging scholars represented in this collection responded by imagining new pathways in Shakespeare Studies, a field of study that has in recent times risked being marginalised even within the traditional liberal arts. The “secret studies” of which Prospero speaks are, in fact, more liberal than dark, and so the response by new scholars to a challenge issued by one of Shakespeare’s characters more than four centuries ago has a renewed sense of relevance in the academy today. The essays are divided into three sections, each of which is oriented toward meanings that are specifically associated with one of the key terms in Prospero’s phrase. The “rapt” section has essays concerned with excess in its various forms-jealousy, obsession, sex, violence, and even death-as well as with travel and its impact on ways of knowing about the world. In the “secret” section, the nature of things about which the early modern could scarcely speak are taken into consideration, with essays on prevailing early modern myths, infidelities, stillborn children, contagion, and the instruments of secrecy such as gossip and spies. Finally, in the “study” section, essays cover issues related both to early modern textual practice-the use of historical source materials in Shakespeare’s writing, questions of multiple authorship, and the issue of early modern style and kinds of drama-and to more modern scholarly practice, such as the role of Shakespeare in the New Bibliography and the New Historicism.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Darryl Chalk
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release: 2010-07-12
File: 395 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781443823524

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When a form of Christianity from one corner of the world encounters the religion and culture of another, new and distinctive forms of the faith result. In this volume Chad Bauman considers one such cultural context -- colonial Chhattisgarh in north central India. In his study Bauman focuses on the interaction of three groups: Hindus from the low-caste Satnami community, Satnami converts to Christianity, and the American missionaries who worked with them. Informed by archival snooping and ethnographic fieldwork, the book reveals the emergence of a unique Satnami-Christian identity. As Bauman shows, preexisting structures of thought, belief, behavior, and more altered this emerging identity in significant ways, thereby creating a distinct regional Christianity.

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Genre: History
Author: Chad M. Bauman
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2008-10-07
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802862761

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Jainism is arguably the most non-violent and austere religion in the world. While lay Jains attempt to never harm humans or animals, the strict non-violence followed by the highly revered monks and nuns also proscribes harm to any living being, even a microscopic organism. And while laywomen (and a few laymen) undergo long and difficult fasts, the longest being for one month, renouncers' austerities also include pulling their hair out by the roots two to five times a year, walking bare-foot throughout India most of the year, and, in the case of some monks, not wearing any clothing at all. Jainism: A Guide for the Perplexed is a clear and thorough account of this fascinating tradition, explaining many basic Jain values, beliefs and practices in the same way they are taught to Jains themselves, through the medium of sacred narratives. Drawing from Jainism's copious and influential narrative tradition, the author explores the inner-logic of how renouncers' and laypeople's values and practices depend on an intricate Jain worldview.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Sherry Fohr
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2015-01-29
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781474227551

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Author: Robert Nares
Publisher:
Release: 1859
File: Pages
ISBN-13: ONB:+Z157413103

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Genre: English language
Author: Robert Nares
Publisher:
Release: 1822
File: 583 Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:555084724

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Illustrate a long-lasting connection between Scottish and Canadian literary traditions and illuminates the way Scottish ideas and values still wield surprising power in Canadian politics, education, theology, economics and social mores.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Elizabeth Waterston
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 2003-12-01
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802086853

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A revolutionary look at how what we pay attention to determines how we experience life Acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher's Rapt makes the radical argument that much of the quality of your life depends not on fame or fortune, beauty or brains, fate or coincidence, but on what you choose to pay attention to. Rapt introduces a diverse cast of characters, from researchers to artists to ranchers, to illustrate the art of living the interested life. As their stories show, by focusing on the most positive and productive elements of any situation, you can shape your inner experience and expand your world. By learning to focus, you can improve your concentration, broaden your inner horizons, and most important, feel what it means to be fully alive.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Winifred Gallagher
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2009-04-16
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101032596

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Genre: English language
Author: Abram Smythe Palmer
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Release: 1882
File: 664 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015025887897

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Genre: Disinheritance
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher:
Release: 1863
File: 278 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HN2U6E

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