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Woman Becomes Goddess In Bollywood: Justice, Violence, And The Feminine In Popular Hindi Film, Kathleen M. Erndl 2013 Florida State University

Woman Becomes Goddess In Bollywood: Justice, Violence, And The Feminine In Popular Hindi Film, Kathleen M. Erndl

Journal of Religion & Film

What happens “when a woman becomes Chandika?” This essay contributes to an on-going discussion of the theme of “avenging women” in popular Indian cinema, with particular focus on the transformation of a woman into a fierce Goddess who avenges oppression and re-establishes justice. Analysis of the story line and selected song sequences from the Hindi language film Anjaam (“Outcome,” 1994) in light of themes from the Hindu Sanskrit text, the Devi-Mahatmya (“Greatness of the Goddess,” 5thc. C.E.) shows how traditional religious images and values are adapted and transformed in a modern context.


Ua68/1/3 Arts & Letters, Vol. 4, No. 2, WKU Potter College of Arts & Letters 2013 Western Kentucky University

Ua68/1/3 Arts & Letters, Vol. 4, No. 2, Wku Potter College Of Arts & Letters

WKU Archives Records

Magazine created by WKU Potter College of Arts & Letters regarding faculty and student research, events and programs.


Iv Neera Desai Memorial Lecture By Prof. Nabneeta Dev Sen On 23-9-2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel 2013 Shrimati Nathibai Damodar Thakersey Women's University

Iv Neera Desai Memorial Lecture By Prof. Nabneeta Dev Sen On 23-9-2013, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

Dear friends, We invite you for the 4th Neera Desai Memorial Lecture by Prof. Nabneeta Deb Sen on "Ladies Sing the Blues: Women Retelling the Rama Stories" on 23-9-2013, 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. at Mini Auditorium, SNDT Women's University, Juhu Campus, Santacruz(W), Mumbai-400049 Welcome Address: Prof. Veena Poonacha Remembering Neeraben: Ms. Sonal Shukla, Director, VACHA Presidential Address: Prof. Vasudha Kamath, Hon. Vice Chancellor Prof. Veena Poonacha Prof. Vibhuti Patel Director, Head, Research Centre for Women's Studies Dept. of Economics SNDT Women's University, Mumbai


Syntactic Analysis Of Arabic Adverb’S Between Arabic And English: X Bar Theory, Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad 2013 Faculty of Languages & Linguistics, University of Malaya

Syntactic Analysis Of Arabic Adverb’S Between Arabic And English: X Bar Theory, Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad

Mohammed H. M. Al Aqad

This study was undertaken to highlight some linguistic devices of structural and syntactic analysis of

multi-position Arabic adverbs, the study offered a syntactic baseline between Arabic and English, the researcher selected six

sentences of Arabic and English adverbs, 3 in Arabic and 3 in English, in order to serve the task of analysis and scrutinize

some indiscernible adverbs loci of Arabic comparing with one key position in English. The main purpose of this study was to

investigate whether the locus of adverbial sentence in Arabic is matchable to locus of English sentence or otherwise. The

subject of this study was ...


Fearless: Sneha Shrestha, Sneha Shrestha 2013 Gettysburg College

Fearless: Sneha Shrestha, Sneha Shrestha

SURGE

Sneha Shrestha ’10, a native to Kathmandu, Nepal, recently received an Advancing Leaders Fellowship from World Learning for her fearless project. With it, she aims to provide a creative outlet for art and culture among young people in Nepal through the Kathmandu Children’s Art Museum (KCAM). This project will support a creative learning space for children as well as an opportunity for them to express themselves and investigate their own culture through art. [excerpt]


Consensus Democracy And State Performance: Evaluating The Impact Of Coalition Government On Indian States, Vandit D. Shah 2013 University of Pennsylvania

Consensus Democracy And State Performance: Evaluating The Impact Of Coalition Government On Indian States, Vandit D. Shah

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

The question of whether a majoritarian setup is optimal in terms of broad representation takes up on paramount importance in the context of power-sharing in deeply divided places, whereby unqualified exclusion of segment(s) of the population from government can have potentially disastrous consequences. Governance in deeply-divided places presents a rather intriguing question --- who governs the people, how are they elected, what mandates do they have? What form of government works best - a single-party majoritarian system that by popular belief leads to more effective governance or a consensus-based government that allows for better protection of minority interests? More broadly then ...


Does Menstruation Hinder Women's Empowerment? Working Toward Social Change In South India, Sarah Walton 2013 Syracuse University

Does Menstruation Hinder Women's Empowerment? Working Toward Social Change In South India, Sarah Walton

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

With so many challenges facing education today, it is difficult to think about any more potential problems kids around the world have to deal with. However, as I came to realize during a semester abroad in South India – one problem might be messier than all the rest. And, it only affects girls. Menstruation often limits a girl’s ability to go to school for a variety of reasons. This paper documents some of those challenges girls face in regard to cultural taboos and social stigmatization, a lack of knowledge or historical misunderstanding, as well as the fact that for many ...


Girls’ Education, Child Marriage, & Gender Justice: A Study Of Balika Shivir Educational Camp, Rajasthan, India, Nira Pandya 2013 Syracuse University

Girls’ Education, Child Marriage, & Gender Justice: A Study Of Balika Shivir Educational Camp, Rajasthan, India, Nira Pandya

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Girls’ education has long been considered a significant indicator of a girl’s age at marriage in India. Based on this idea, policymakers in India have designed or supported various expensive programs to eliminate child marriage in the country. Using a feminist lens, this paper explores one such intervention, Balika Shivir, an adolescent girls’ residential camp, located in the village of Lunkaransar, Rajasthan, in Western India. I focus specifically on my interviews with girls in this camp, highlighting their reflections on a number of issues dealing with education, culture, and agency in connection with their experiences at Balika Shivir. The ...


The Uncertainty Of National And Cultural Identity In Salman Rushdie’S East, West And Midnight’S Children, Tress Klassen 2013 Syracuse University

The Uncertainty Of National And Cultural Identity In Salman Rushdie’S East, West And Midnight’S Children, Tress Klassen

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This project involves the examination of two works by Salman Rushdie: a short story collection, East, West and a novel, Midnight’s Children. Looking at these texts through a postcolonial lens, I analyze Rushdie’s writing in terms of its relationship to the academic debates of the period and the historical context that grounds the works. Throughout the paper, I analyze Rushdie’s portrayal of the relationship between culture, nationhood, and identity, while also focusing on different aspects of the works in the project’s two chapters. In the first, I examine the relationship between postcolonialism and magical realism in ...


Women In Indian Society: Work, Culture And Gender, Andrea Vega, Sylvie Lauzon, Isaac Porter, Nora Landells 2013 Colgate University

Women In Indian Society: Work, Culture And Gender, Andrea Vega, Sylvie Lauzon, Isaac Porter, Nora Landells

Student Coursework Scholarship Showcase

This poster examines women in the workplace, bharatanatyam, surrogacy, and abortion in India as it relates to modernity.


Prince Sihanouk: The Model Of Absolute Monarchy In Cambodia 1953-1970, Weena Yong 2013 Trinity College

Prince Sihanouk: The Model Of Absolute Monarchy In Cambodia 1953-1970, Weena Yong

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis addresses Prince Sihanouk and the model of absolute monarchy in Cambodia during his ‘golden era.’ What is the legacy bequeathed to his country that emanated from his years as his country’s autocratic leader (1954-1970)? What did he leave behind? My original hypothesis was that Sihanouk was a libertine and ruthless god-king who had immense pride for his country. He fought for his people and had strong good intentions. Instead, through research, I discovered that there are many good and bad facets of Sihanouk’s past and the political practices that marked his era as Cambodia’s supreme ...


Shared Landscapes, Cloth And Meaning In The Mindanao Highlands, Cherubim Quizon 2013 Seton Hall University

Shared Landscapes, Cloth And Meaning In The Mindanao Highlands, Cherubim Quizon

Cherubim A Quizon

No abstract provided.


Himalayan Collections At Yale, Sarah D. Calhoun, Andrew Quintman, Mark Turin 2013 Yale University

Himalayan Collections At Yale, Sarah D. Calhoun, Andrew Quintman, Mark Turin

Sarah D Calhoun

From February 4 - March 31, 2013, a small exhibition showcasing Yale’s rich Himalayan holdings was open to the public in the Memorabilia Room of the Sterling Memorial Library, across the hall from Manuscripts and Archives near the Wall Street entrance of the library. From art to archives, publications to personal correspondence, manuscripts to religious artefacts, Yale’s rich Himalayan holdings are located across the University, in the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Divinity School, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the University Art Gallery, the Center for British Art and the Peabody Museum ...


Number Marking In Western Armenian: A Non-Argument For Outwardly-Sensitive Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy, Bert Vaux, Neil Myler, Karlos Arregi 2013 University of Chicago

Number Marking In Western Armenian: A Non-Argument For Outwardly-Sensitive Phonologically Conditioned Allomorphy, Bert Vaux, Neil Myler, Karlos Arregi

Bert Vaux

The Western Armenian possessive plural data originally reported in Vaux (1998, 2003) have been asserted by Wolf 2011 to involve outwardly-sensitive phonologically conditioned allomorphy, a phenomenon widely argued to be unattested (Carstairs-McCarthy 1987; Paster 2006) and predicted to be impossible by the tenets of Distributed Morphology (Halle and Marantz 1993; Bobaljik 2000). We show that the full complexity of the Western Armenian system is better captured in an account that makes no reference to outwardly-sensitive phonological conditioning of this sort. The analysis is based on standard DM mechanisms of morpheme copying, displacement, and spellout (Harris and Halle 2005, Arregi and ...


Review Of Takhyil: The Imaginary In Classical Arabic Poetics, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Review Of Takhyil: The Imaginary In Classical Arabic Poetics, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Bīdel, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Bīdel, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Zadam Bede’S Dutch Realism And The Novelist’S Point Of View, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Zadam Bede’S Dutch Realism And The Novelist’S Point Of View, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Laws, Exceptions, Norms: Kierkegaard, Schmitt, And Benjamin On The Exception, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Laws, Exceptions, Norms: Kierkegaard, Schmitt, And Benjamin On The Exception, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Topographies Of Anticolonialism: The Ecopoetical Sublime In The Caucasus From Tolstoy To Mamakaev, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Topographies Of Anticolonialism: The Ecopoetical Sublime In The Caucasus From Tolstoy To Mamakaev, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Inimitability Versus Translatability: The Structure Of Literary Meaning In Arabo-Persian Poetics, Rebecca Gould 2013 University of Bristol

Inimitability Versus Translatability: The Structure Of Literary Meaning In Arabo-Persian Poetics, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


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