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International Relations Theory and South Asia by E. Sridharan (Editor)
Publication Date: 2011
This volume, by a diverse group of South Asian scholars, goes beyond conflict management and looks forward to building a larger regional entity. Drawing on international relations theory and social science, it tries to find long-term answers to conflict resolution.
A Companion to the Anthropology of India by Isabelle Clark-Decès (Editor)
Publication Date: 2011
A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India's globalization in the twenty-first century. Provides readers with an important new introduction to the anthropology of India Explores the larger global issues that have transformed India since the end of colonization, including demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and religious issues Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics such as population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law Represents an authoritative guide for professional social and cultural anthropologists, and South Asian specialists, and an accessible reference work for students engaged in the analysis of India's modern transformation
Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia by Kiyokazu Okita
Publication Date: 2014
Focusing on the idea of genealogical affiliation, Kiyokazu Okita explores the interactions between the royal power and the priestly authority in eighteenth-century north India. He examines how the religious policies of Jaisingh II (1688-1743) of Jaipur influenced the self-representation of Gaudīya Vaiṣṇavism, as articulated by Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa (ca. 1700-1793). Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas centred around God Kṛṣṇa was inaugurated by Caitanya (1486-1533) and quickly became one of the most influential Hindu devotional movements in early modern South Asia. In the increasingly volatile late Mughal period, Jaisingh II tried to establish the legitimacy of hiskingship by resorting to a moral discourse. As part of this discourse, he demanded that religious traditions in his kingdom conform to what he conceived of as Brahmanically normative. In this context the Gauḍīya school was forced to deal with their lack of clear genealogical affiliation and their worship of Goddess Radha and Kṛṣṇa who, according to the Gauḍīya, were not married. Based on a study of Baladeva's commentary, Kiyokazu Okita analyses how the Gauḍīya responded to the king's demand.