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Chapter 5 Mercury Tonics (Rasāyana) in Sanskrit Medical Literature (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781781791288 9781781791288 9781781791295 9781781794364 9781781794371 Year: Pages: 21 Language: English
Publisher: Equinox Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 639363
Subject: Medicine (General) --- History
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This chapter will provide a brief survey of the uses of mercury preparations&#xD;in rasāyana therapy, discussing their position within rejuvenation&#xD;therapy in regard to other rasāyana formulations and exploring their link&#xD;with Indian alchemical traditions.

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History --- Indian medicine --- therapy

Language of the Snakes

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ISBN: 9780520296220 9780520968813 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.37 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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Language of the Snakes traces the history of the Prakrit language as a literary phenomenon, starting from its cultivation in courts of the Deccan in the first centuries of the common era. Although little studied today, Prakrit was an important vector of the kāvya movement and once joined Sanskrit at the apex of classical Indian literary culture. The opposition between Prakrit and Sanskrit was at the center of an enduring “language order” in India, a set of ways of thinking about, naming, classifying, representing, and ultimately using languages. As a language of classical literature that nevertheless retained its associations with more demotic language practices, Prakrit both embodies major cultural tensions—between high and low, transregional and regional, cosmopolitan and vernacular—and provides a unique perspective onto the history of literature and culture in South Asia.

Dharmalan Dana

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ISBN: 9781925021493 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_477340 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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A Yorta Yorta man’s seventy-three-year search for the story of his Aboriginal and Indian ancestors including his Indian Grampa who, as a real mystery man, came to Yorta Yorta country in Australia, from Mauritius, in 1881 and went on to leave an incredible legacy for Aboriginal Australia. This story is written through George Nelson’s eyes, life and experiences, from the time of his earliest memory, to his marriage to his sweetheart Brenda, through to his journey to Mauritius at the age of seventy-three, to the production of this wonderful story in the present.

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australia --- aboriginal --- indian --- ancestors --- mauritius

Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

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ISBN: 9781474410991 9781474411004 9781474411011 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101061
Subject: Philosophy
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From the sixth century BCE onwards there occurred a revolution in thought, with novel ideas such as such as that understanding the inner self is both vital for human well-being and central to understanding the universe. This intellectual transformation is sometimes called the beginning of philosophy. And it occurred – independently it seems - in both India and Greece, but not in the vast Persian Empire that divided them. How was this possible? This is a puzzle that has never been solved. This volume brings together Hellenists and Indologists representing a variety of perspectives on the similarities and differences between the two cultures, and on how to explain them. It offers a collaborative contribution to the burgeoning interest in the Axial Age and will be of interest to anyone intrigued by the big questions inspired by the ancient world.

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Classics --- History --- Ancient --- Greece --- Indian --- Philosophy

Indian Islamic Architecture

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ISBN: 9789004163393 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101510
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The British scholar John Burton-Page contributed numerous formative articles on Indian Islamic architecture for the Encyclopaedia of Islam over a period of 25 years. Assembled here for the first time, these offer an insightful overview of the subject, ranging from the earliest mosques and tombs erected by the Delhi sultans in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, to the great monuments of the Mughal emperors dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The articles cover the principal forms of Indian Islamic architecture -- mosques, tombs, minarets, forts, gateways and water structures -- as well as the most important sites and their monuments. Unsurpassed for their compression of information, these succinct articles serve as the best possible introduction to the subject, indispensible for both students and travellers. The articles are supplemented by a portfolio of photographs especially selected for the volume, as well as a glossary and up to date bibliography.

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Arts --- Arts --- architecture --- india --- islam --- Indian Islamic

Entre mers—Outre-mer

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ISBN: 9783946054818 Year: Pages: 285 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.355.492 Language: English|German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: History
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The history of individual seascapes has recently become a vibrant and innovative field of research. Nonetheless, connections between seas (entre mers) and the imagination of lands „beyond the Sea“ (Outre-mer) have only rarely been focused in these contexts. This is precisely the main aim of the present collection of essays, which results from a conference held at Heidelberg University. The individual papers treat various aspects of transmarine connections, their regulation and mental expansion in an Indo-Mediterranean context, which comprises the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, as well as projections of seaways to India on other maritime areas, thus spanning a wide chronological spectrum from Egyptian antiquity to the onset of the Atlantic Age in the sixteenth century.

Indic Manuscript Cultures through the Ages. Material, Textual, and Historical Investigations

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISSN: 2365-970X ISBN: 9783110543100 9783110543124 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: xviii, 783 DOI: 10.1515/9783110543100 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History
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This collection of essays explores the history of the book in pre-modern South Asia looking at the production, circulation, fruition and preservation of manuscripts in different areas and across time. Edited by the team of the Cambridge-based Sanskrit Manuscripts Project and including contributions of the researchers who collaborated with it, it covers a wide range of topics related to South Asian manuscript culture: from the material dimension (palaeography, layout, decoration) and the complicated interactions of manuscripts with printing in late medieval Tibet and in modern Tamil Nadu, to reading, writing, editing and educational practices, from manuscripts as sources for the study of religious, literary and intellectual traditions, to the creation of collections in medieval India and Cambodia (one major centre of the so-called Sanskrit cosmopolis), and the formation of the Cambridge collections in the colonial period. The contributions reflect the variety of idioms, literary genres, religious movements, and social actors (intellectuals, scribes, patrons) of ancient South Asia, as well as the variety of approaches, interests and specialisms of the authors, and their impassionate engagement with manuscripts.

Recollecting: Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands

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Book Series: The West Unbound:Social and Cultural Studies ISSN: 1915819X ISBN: 9781897425824 9781897425831 9781926836324 Year: Pages: 433 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminates the lives of late-eighteenth-century to mid-twentieth-century Aboriginal women, who have been overlooked in sweeping narratives of the history of the West. Some essays focus on individuals—a trader, a performer, a non-human woman. Other essays examine cohorts of women—wives, midwives, seamstresses, nuns. Authors look beyond the documentary record and standard representations of women, drawing on records generated by the women themselves, including their beadwork, other material culture, and oral histories. Exploring the constraints and boundaries these women encountered, the authors engage with difficult and important questions of gender, race, and identity. Collectively these essays demonstrate the complexity of "contact zone" interactions, and they enrich and challenge dominant narratives about histories of the Canadian Northwest.

Imperial Muslims

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ISBN: 9780748697656 9780748697663 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100960
Subject: Religion
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A great deal has been written about the webs, nodes and networks created by Britain’s Indian Ocean Empire during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Much of the focus has been on the political, legal or economic consequences of empire; this book redresses the balance, devoting its attention to the personal and social. Using the British Settlement of Aden, it examines the development of a local Muslim community within the spaces created by imperial rule from the mid-nineteenth through mid-twentieth century. It explores how individuals from widely disparate backgrounds brought together by the networks of empire created a cohesive community utilizing the one commonality at their disposal: their faith. Specifically, it examines how religious institutions and spiritual ideas served as parameters for the creation of community and the kinds of symbolic and cultural capital an individual needed to attain communal membership and influence within the confines of imperial rule.

Sounding Islam

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ISBN: 9780520970762 9780520298712 9780520970762 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.53 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Anthropology --- Media and communication --- Religion
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Sounding Islam provides a provocative account of the sonic dimensions of religion, combining perspectives from the anthropology of media and sound studies, as well as drawing on neo-phenomenological approaches to atmospheres. Using long-term ethnographic research on devotional Islam in Mauritius, Patrick Eisenlohr explores how the voice, as a site of divine manifestation, becomes refracted in media practices that have become integral parts of religious traditions. At the core of Eisenlohr’s concern is the interplay of voice, media, affect, and listeners’ religious experiences. Sounding Islam sheds new light on a key dimension of religion, the sonic incitement of sensations that are often difficult to translate into language.&#xD;

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