Angebote zu "Myths" (84 Treffer)

Kategorien

Shops

Re-Visioning Mythology in Indian Literature
21,99 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

Mythology has always been a source of intrigue and fascination for every generation. This book analyzes the portrayal of five prominent women characters in Hindu mythology - Sita, Gandhari, Draupadi, Ahalya and Surpanakha. It illustrates how certain myths have been popularized by patriarchy in order to ideologically construct the identity of women in Indian society. Mythology not only provides role models that a woman must emulate, but also illustrates the consequences of transgressing the boundaries prescribed for women. However, certain literary texts have attempted to reinterpret mythological characters, and have given them a different dimension. The book examines how contemporary authors have questioned, 're-visioned' and consequently subverted the stereotyped images of women in Hindu mythology. Thus, there is 'demythification' and consequently 'remythification' of the original myths. This work provides interesting insights and perspectives to scholars of mythology, literature and gender studies.

Anbieter: Dodax AT
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Yama (Buddhism and Chinese Mythology)
46,30 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yama, the name of the Buddhist dharmapala and judge of the dead, who presides over the Buddhist Narakas (P li: Nirayas), "Hells" or "Purgatories". Although ultimately based on the god Yama of the Hindu Vedas, the Buddhist Yama has developed different myths and different functions from the Hindu deity. He has also spread far more widely, and is known in every country where Buddhism is practiced, including China and Japan.

Anbieter: Dodax AT
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Re-Visioning Mythology in Indian Literature
21,99 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

Mythology has always been a source of intrigue and fascination for every generation. This book analyzes the portrayal of five prominent women characters in Hindu mythology - Sita, Gandhari, Draupadi, Ahalya and Surpanakha. It illustrates how certain myths have been popularized by patriarchy in order to ideologically construct the identity of women in Indian society. Mythology not only provides role models that a woman must emulate, but also illustrates the consequences of transgressing the boundaries prescribed for women. However, certain literary texts have attempted to reinterpret mythological characters, and have given them a different dimension. The book examines how contemporary authors have questioned, 're-visioned' and consequently subverted the stereotyped images of women in Hindu mythology. Thus, there is 'demythification' and consequently 'remythification' of the original myths. This work provides interesting insights and perspectives to scholars of mythology, literature and gender studies.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
20,10 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

A landmark work that demystifies the rich tradition of Indian art, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization analyzes key motifs found in legend, myth, and folklore taken directly from the Sanskrit. It provides a comprehensive introduction to visual thinking and picture reading in Indian art and thought. Ultimately, the book shows that profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions on the riddles of life and death are universally recognizable.

Anbieter: Dodax AT
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Yama (Buddhism and Chinese Mythology)
49,00 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yama the name of the Buddhist dharmapala and judge of the dead, who presides over the Buddhist Narakas, "Hells" or "Purgatories". Although ultimately based on the god Yama of the Hindu Vedas, the Buddhist Yama has developed different myths and different functions from the Hindu deity. He has also spread far more widely, and is known in every country where Buddhism is practiced, including China and Japan.Yama was understood by Buddhists as a god of the dead, supervising the various Buddhist "hells". His exact role is vague in canonical texts, but is clearer in extra-canonical texts and popular beliefs, which are not always consistent with Buddhist philosophy.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
19,50 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

A landmark work that demystifies the rich tradition of Indian art, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization analyzes key motifs found in legend, myth, and folklore taken directly from the Sanskrit. It provides a comprehensive introduction to visual thinking and picture reading in Indian art and thought. Ultimately, the book shows that profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions on the riddles of life and death are universally recognizable.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Nationalist Constructions and the Enactment of ...
49,00 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

The burning of a train coach carrying Hindu religious pilgrims in Godhra, Gujarat on 27 Feb 2002 led to some of the most horrific communal violence that independent India has ever seen. It has been alleged that even the police and other state representatives were complicit in the massacre of the state's Muslim population. In this context, this research seeks to uncover the ways in which nationalist constructs play a role in human suffering and gross violations of human rights, by analysing the links between the constructions of the Hindu nationalist movement and the way that violence was enacted in Gujarat in 2002. This research examines the ideological rationale of the movement, its characteristic features, and its visualization and manufacture of the Hindu identity. It then argues that the violence, as it manifested itself, would have been impossible in the absence of the particular nationalist myths reified by the Hindu nationalist movement. This analysis would be useful to students of nationalism and identity construction, their relationship with violence and genocide, as well as to the layman interested in Hindu nationalism or the 2002 Gujarat carnage.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Nationalist Constructions and the Enactment of ...
50,40 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

The burning of a train coach carrying Hindu religious pilgrims in Godhra, Gujarat on 27 Feb 2002 led to some of the most horrific communal violence that independent India has ever seen. It has been alleged that even the police and other state representatives were complicit in the massacre of the state's Muslim population. In this context, this research seeks to uncover the ways in which nationalist constructs play a role in human suffering and gross violations of human rights, by analysing the links between the constructions of the Hindu nationalist movement and the way that violence was enacted in Gujarat in 2002. This research examines the ideological rationale of the movement, its characteristic features, and its visualization and manufacture of the Hindu identity. It then argues that the violence, as it manifested itself, would have been impossible in the absence of the particular nationalist myths reified by the Hindu nationalist movement. This analysis would be useful to students of nationalism and identity construction, their relationship with violence and genocide, as well as to the layman interested in Hindu nationalism or the 2002 Gujarat carnage.

Anbieter: Dodax AT
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot
Yama (Buddhism and Chinese Mythology)
50,40 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yama the name of the Buddhist dharmapala and judge of the dead, who presides over the Buddhist Narakas, "Hells" or "Purgatories". Although ultimately based on the god Yama of the Hindu Vedas, the Buddhist Yama has developed different myths and different functions from the Hindu deity. He has also spread far more widely, and is known in every country where Buddhism is practiced, including China and Japan.Yama was understood by Buddhists as a god of the dead, supervising the various Buddhist "hells". His exact role is vague in canonical texts, but is clearer in extra-canonical texts and popular beliefs, which are not always consistent with Buddhist philosophy.

Anbieter: Dodax AT
Stand: 18.01.2020
Zum Angebot