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Narasimha, The Supreme Lord Of The Middle: The Avatāra And Vyūha Correlation In The Purāṇas, Archaeology And Religious Practice, Lavanya Vemsani 2017 Shawnee State University

Narasimha, The Supreme Lord Of The Middle: The Avatāra And Vyūha Correlation In The Purāṇas, Archaeology And Religious Practice, Lavanya Vemsani

International Journal of Indic Religions

Avatāra is a theologically significant term associated with Vishnu, due to his role as protector and maintainer of balance between evil and good in the universe. Hence, each avatāra of Vishnu indicates a divinely inspired cosmic role of Vishnu. However, the incarnation of Narasimha is significant, because this incarnation is a dual representation of the God Vishnu within the creation. It is this dual representation that is central to the projection of Narasimha as the Supreme Lord in Hinduism. Therefore, this paper examines the dual roles of Vishnu as the avatāra and vyūha in his interaction with the universe in ...


Review: Roborto Calasso. Ardor. New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux, Brian Richards 2017 Shawnee State University

Review: Roborto Calasso. Ardor. New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux, Brian Richards

International Journal of Indic Religions

No abstract provided.


The Fluid Gaze In Virtual Reality, Soudhamini 2017 Chapman University

The Fluid Gaze In Virtual Reality, Soudhamini

Film and Media Arts Faculty Articles and Research

"In 2006, in the course of an Artists Residency in Munich I made a video triptych titled Meditations on the Tiger, in which a story unfolds over three adjacent screens... The story is as linear as it can get, but working with three screens I found I could move laterally as well... There were multiple tracks of time running together on that train - the real time of action and event, the hurtling projected time of anticipation and expectation, and the deep, reflective time of memory, thought and speech. 3 video timelines synchronized so we begin to approach image, just as ...


Implicaciones De La Citación En La Voz Del Autor En El Discurso Académico Universitario: La Memoria De Máster Escrita En Español Por Estudiantes Españoles Y Filipinos, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Implicaciones De La Citación En La Voz Del Autor En El Discurso Académico Universitario: La Memoria De Máster Escrita En Español Por Estudiantes Españoles Y Filipinos, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

La investigación desarrollada en este artículo tiene por objeto explorar las conexiones que mantienen las funciones de las citas con el concepto de la voz para conocer cómo estas contribuyen a la construcción de la identidad del escritor en el texto. Con este fin, se analizan las funciones retóricas de las citas de 16 memorias de máster escritas en español por 8 posgraduados españoles y 8 filipinos. El procedimiento metodológico utilizado ha sido el del análisis textual del contexto lingüístico en el que aparecen las citas, mediante el cual se han clasificado las funciones retóricas de las citas en una ...


Native Roots And Foreign Grafts: The Spiritual Quest Of Uchimura Kanzō, Christopher Andrew Born 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Native Roots And Foreign Grafts: The Spiritual Quest Of Uchimura Kanzō, Christopher Andrew Born

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Between 1875 and 1890, Japanese academics, writers, legal experts, and intellectuals discussed and debated a host of new ideas and programs in the rapidly-expanding national media. Of great consequence were the 1890 Imperial Rescript on Education and the Meiji Constitution. The first sought to establish a strong nativist basis for a Japanese identity under the aegis of an imperial hegemon. The second sought to create a structure for modern citizenship based on Western notions of law and social contract. These seemingly antithetical documents came to symbolize the problematical status of the individual in Meiji Japan. They would become the touchstone ...


Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, Salvatore Gaspa, Cécile Michel, Marie-Louise Nosch 2017 University of Copenhagen

Textile Terminologies From The Orient To The Mediterranean And Europe, 1000 Bc To 1000 Ad, Salvatore Gaspa, Cécile Michel, Marie-Louise Nosch

Zea E-Books

The papers in this volume derive from the conference on textile terminology held in June 2014 at the University of Copenhagen. Around 50 experts from the fields of Ancient History, Indo-European Studies, Semitic Philology, Assyriology, Classical Archaeology, and Terminology from twelve different countries came together at the Centre for Textile Research, to discuss textile terminology, semantic fields of clothing and technology, loan words, and developments of textile terms in Antiquity. They exchanged ideas, research results, and presented various views and methods.

This volume contains 35 chapters, divided into five sections: • Textile terminologies across the ancient Near East and the Southern ...


Behind The Curtain: Cultural Cultivation, Immigrant Outsiderness, And Normalized Racism Against Indian Families, Pangri G. Mehta 2017 University of South Florida

Behind The Curtain: Cultural Cultivation, Immigrant Outsiderness, And Normalized Racism Against Indian Families, Pangri G. Mehta

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative dissertation uses an Indian dance studio based in the suburbs of a mid-sized Florida city as an entry point to examine how racism impacts the local upwardly mobile Asian Indian community. Utilizing two and a half years of ethnographic data collected at the studio as a Bollywood instructor, 24 in-depth interviews with Indian immigrant parents and their children, 12 self-portraits drawn by children during their interviews, and home visits with 13 families, this project examines the strategies of accommodation and resistance that Indian families use to construct a sense of home and belonging. Applying socialization, visual research methods ...


The Materiality Of South Asian Manuscripts From The University Of Pennsylvania Ms Coll. 390 And The Rāmamālā Library In Bangladesh, Benjamin J. Fleming 2017 University of Pennsylvania

The Materiality Of South Asian Manuscripts From The University Of Pennsylvania Ms Coll. 390 And The Rāmamālā Library In Bangladesh, Benjamin J. Fleming

Manuscript Studies

The codex has become ubiquitous in the modern world as a common way of presenting the materiality of texts. Much of the scholarship on the History of the Book has taken this endpoint for granted even when discussing pre-modern writing and manuscript cultures. In this essay, I would like to open the discussion to other possibilities. I will draw on my research on medieval South Asian religions and from my hands-on work with manuscripts in two collections: the Rāmamālā Library in Bangladesh and the Indic collection at the University of Pennsylvania. Drawing examples from these two collections as well as ...


The Children Who Became Men Overnight: Memories Of Love And Violence In Afghanistan, Jamaluddin Aram 2017 Union College - Schenectady, NY

The Children Who Became Men Overnight: Memories Of Love And Violence In Afghanistan, Jamaluddin Aram

Honors Theses

The three short stories in this collection present a reverse chronology of Afghanistan’s recent past: the decade of democracy, the Taliban era, and the civil war period. On the surface each piece portrays the experiences of everyday Afghan men and women and their hopes and dreams at times of war and relative peace. At a deeper level, the stories attempt to unpack Afghan politics, traditions, ethnic tensions, and the diverse bonds that unite the nation and allow its citizens to live together. My first chapter, “Namak Haram,” is set against the backdrop of the Taliban regime. Mohsen, an ethnic ...


Modern Mythologies: The Epic Imagination In Contemporary Indian Literature, Sucheta Kanjilal 2017 University of South Florida

Modern Mythologies: The Epic Imagination In Contemporary Indian Literature, Sucheta Kanjilal

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This project delineates a cultural history of modern Hinduism in conversation with contemporary Indian literature. Its central focus is literary adaptations of the Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata, in English, Hindi, and Bengali. Among Hindu religious texts, this epic has been most persistently reproduced in literary and popular discourses because its scale matches the grandeur of the Indian national imagining. Further, many epic adaptations explicitly invite devotion to the nation, often emboldening conservative Hindu nationalism. This interdisciplinary project draws its methodology from literary theory, history, gender, and religious studies. Little scholarship has put Indian Anglophone literatures in conversation with other Indian ...


Creating A Multiracial Lesson Plan, Clayton Davis 2017 California State University, Monterey Bay

Creating A Multiracial Lesson Plan, Clayton Davis

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The purpose of this project is to teach students about multiracial identity issues. Multiracial populations in the U.S. continue to grow and it’s important for educators to address the needs of these students. A 5-E multiracial literature lesson plan was created for second grade that incorporates KWL and Text-to-World teaching strategies. A second grade class were read two children’s picture books, each featuring a biracial protagonist, and were asked to discuss and evaluate the content and commonalities of these stories. Students recorded what they learned in this lesson in their KWL’s. The results reveal that some ...


Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, Emmaleah K. Jones 2017 College of William and Mary

Where The Sidewalk Ends: Reimagining Urban Place And Governance In Semarang, Indonesia, Emmaleah K. Jones

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Purpose: This project analyzes the uses of space and geography up the scales of political organization – from the village to the municipal – attempting to find the intersections where physical space meets governance using Semarang, Indonesia as my strategic case. This research employs a biocultural lens, addressing the existing gaps in literature by advancing a framework to function across disciplines and ultimately reconnecting to its practical application in urban planning and design. Such a framework is important in providing a blueprint for building a coherent and supportive structure on which to assess the human impact of design and contribute new “human-centered ...


One For The Team 美酒佳餚, Kate Whitehead 2017 Vocational Training Council

One For The Team 美酒佳餚, Kate Whitehead

AMBROSIA 客道 : The Magazine of The International Culinary Institute

When it comes to pairing fine wines with Asian cuisine, Jeannie Cho Lee is the undisputed authority, and she offers up some East-meets-West advice.

談到亞洲菜如何配搭葡萄酒,李志延堪稱箇中權威。且聽這位葡萄酒大師細說東西匯聚的飲食心得。


The Invisible Protagonist: A Reassessment Of Brecht's The Good Person Of Szechwan, Diana Moody, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

The Invisible Protagonist: A Reassessment Of Brecht's The Good Person Of Szechwan, Diana Moody, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Are You My Venus In Fur? Masochism In German Literature And Film Through A Deleuzian Lens, Kristen Anderson, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor 2017 Illinois Wesleyan University

Are You My Venus In Fur? Masochism In German Literature And Film Through A Deleuzian Lens, Kristen Anderson, Adam Woodis, Faculty Advisor

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, And The Nation, Kathryn C. Hardy 2017 Washington University in St. Louis

Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, And The Nation, Kathryn C. Hardy

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review of William Elison, Christian Lee Novetzke, and Andy Rotman, Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016).


Flames In The Shadows - The Marathwada Riots And The Struggle For Dalit Liberation, Paroma Soni 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

Flames In The Shadows - The Marathwada Riots And The Struggle For Dalit Liberation, Paroma Soni

Senior Theses and Projects

From July to September 1978, the Marathwada region experienced intense levels of violence following the decision to rename Marathwada University into Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University. In a crushing display of upper-caste power, thousands of dalits were killed, raped and made to flee their homes. Deep feelings of uncertainty and fear lingered on for several months after. The question of why a matter so ostensibly trivial as renaming a university incited so much violence is a perplexing one. It cannot be answered by merely reducing the violence to “an imposition of high caste authority.” The rise of dalit self-assertion movements – inspired ...


Panji's Present Predicament: The Artistic Prominence And Tension Of The Malat In Painting And Contemporary Balinese Performance, Emily Austin 2017 SIT Study Abroad

Panji's Present Predicament: The Artistic Prominence And Tension Of The Malat In Painting And Contemporary Balinese Performance, Emily Austin

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The Malat is a Balinese oral tradition and text composed of numerous episodic stories based on Javanese and Balinese courtly life of the pre-Dutch intervention era, when kings and princes dominated the political sphere and the court system governed aspects of social life. Many art forms blossomed out of this epic, notably in painting and in performance, known as gambuh. Through an exploration of the Balinese epic, the Malat, as a Balinese text, history, fine art, and performance, this study analyzes the modern cultural importance of this ancient pre-Indonesian courtly epic. Gambuh is an ancient dance-drama that serves as the ...


Non-Ownership Principles As Understood By Lay Practitioners Of Jainism And Quakerism, David St John 2017 Florida International University

Non-Ownership Principles As Understood By Lay Practitioners Of Jainism And Quakerism, David St John

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines how lay members of the Jain and Quaker traditions understand and navigate ideals of non-ownership. The tenets of aparigraha (non-ownership) and the testimony of simplicity are explored to show how interpretation of sacred texts leave open the possibility for financial success.

Through interviews with members of Jain and Quaker communities in the US, and textual research, I assert that proper methods for earning, maintaining and using capital in each tradition transcend prohibitions against excess accumulation. Following Foucault and Weber, I show that proper ethical ways of earning and spending money depend on community-based interpretations and self-policing.

My ...


Re-Ethnicization Of Second Generation Non-Muslim Asian Indians In The U.S., Radha Moorthy 2017 University of South Florida

Re-Ethnicization Of Second Generation Non-Muslim Asian Indians In The U.S., Radha Moorthy

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

When discussing Asian Indian population in the U.S. their economic success and scholastic achievement dominates the discourse. Despite their perceived economic and scholastic success and their status as a “model minority”, Asian Indians experience discrimination, exclusion, and marginalization from mainstream American society. These experiences of discrimination and perceived discrimination are causing second generation Asian Indians to give up on total assimilation and re-ethnicize. They are using different pathways of re-ethnicization to re-claim and to create an ethnic identity. This thesis provides evidence, through secondary sources, that Asian Indians in the U.S. do experience discrimination or perceived discrimination, and ...


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