Download Free Snakes and Earrings in PDF by Hitomi Kanehara Full eBook and published by E P Dutton. This book was released on 2005 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Running away from home into an unfettered new existence within Japan's underground youth culture, eighteen-year-old Liu befriends the seductive, body-pierced Ama and mysterious tattoo artist Shiba, friends whose increasingly reckless behavior forces Liu to make difficult choices.
Download Free Diva Nation in PDF by Laura Miller Full eBook and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2018-06-08 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how she has been offered up for emulation, debate or censure. The research in this book culminates from curiosity over the insistent presence of Japanese female figures who have refused to sit quietly on the sidelines of history. The contributors move beyond archival portraits to consider historically and culturally informed diva imagery and diva lore. The diva is ripe for expansion, fantasy, eroticization, and playful reinvention, while simultaneously presenting a challenge to patriarchal culture. Diva Nation asks how the diva disrupts or bolsters ideas about nationhood, morality, and aesthetics.
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Download Free Samskruthi in PDF by Sunitha Reddy Full eBook and published by Blue Rose Publishers. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Playing video games, why just shoot and fight for time pass and entertainment? Why can’t it be learning about our culture, digging the details from the past along with entertainment, which we have forgotten from previous generations and not being able to explain about it clearly to our next generation? Yes, our history is vast and it contains every tiny detail, which we are using in our daily life, yet forgot about it in the present high-speed robotic life. It just needs a little time to think about it, to recall it, to apply it both in personal and professional life. In this book, you will experience our previous and present culture along with our present lifestyle and struggles.
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Download Free Essays on the Mahābhārata in PDF by Arvind Sharma Full eBook and published by Motilal Banarsidass Publishe. This book was released on 2007 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Saiva Philosophy is an outgrowth of the religion characterized by the worship of the phallic form of God siva. Saivasm as a religion has persisted since the pre-historic time of the archaeological finds of Harappa and Mohenjodaro. It has a continuous history of at least five thousand years. It is a living faith praciced all over India. AN OUTLINE HISTORY OF SAIVA PHILOSOPHY first appeared as part of Volume III of Bhaskari in 1954 in the Princess of Wales Saraswati Bhavan Texts Series. The work is now reprinted as an independent volume to meet an increasing demand of the interested readers and scholars.
Download Free Human Sacrifices for Cosmic Order and Regeneration in PDF by Edward K. de Bock Full eBook and published by British Archaeological Reports Limited. This book was released on 2005 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Andean civilisations grew in an isolated fashion, with almost no influence from the rest of the world or indeed from further north in the Americas. The various Andean states and empires all came to express themselves in highly original and different art styles, not least the Moche. Here, de Bock presents a study based on his close examination of the art of the Moche - elaborate scenes painted on bottles - and clearly demonstrates the implications of this in the study of social and economic life. From the simplest scenes to the most elaborate, Moche art reflects models of social and political culture. The study is intended to allow the pictorial evidence of the Moche to provide insights into Andean civilisation as a whole.
Download Free Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares in PDF by Wendy Doniger Full eBook and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2021-04-27 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Horses are not indigenous to India. They had to be imported, making them expensive and elite animals. How then did Indian villagers—who could not afford horses and often had never even seen a horse—create such wonderful horse stories and brilliant visual images of horses? In Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares, Wendy Doniger, called "the greatest living mythologist," examines the horse’s significance throughout Indian history from the arrival of the Indo-Europeans, followed by the people who became the Mughals (who imported Arabian horses) and the British (who imported thoroughbreds and Walers). Along the way, we encounter the tensions between Hindu stallion and Arab mare traditions, the imposition of European standards on Indian breeds, the reasons why men ride mares to weddings, the motivations for murdering Dalits who ride horses, and the enduring myth of foreign horses who emerge from the ocean to fertilize native mares.
Download Free Adi Deo Arya Devata in PDF by Sandhya Jain Full eBook and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2022-03-19 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The British claimed that India’s Adivasi population lay beyond the pale of mainstream Hindu society. Yet even a cursory mapping of the spiritual-cultural landscape reveals a deep symbiotic relationship between tribals and non-tribals, which is amply reflected in the ancient literature and inscriptions. Indeed, it was also noted by colonial anthropologists and ethnographers (mainly British officials), who deliberately delinked tribals from Hindu society through the imposition of racial categories and census classifications. Tribals have made an enormous contribution to India’s civilisation; all major gods of the Indic tradition have tribal links. Shiva was worshipped by forest-dwelling communities in large parts of the country, as were Vishnu’s incarnations as Varaha (boar) and Narasimha (lion). Vishnu, in fact, evolved out of several distinct deities, notably Vasudeva, the supreme lord of the Vrishni/Satvata tribe; Krishna of the Yadava clan; Gopala of the Abhira tribe and Narayana of the Hindukush mountains. Similarly, Gautama Buddha hailed from the Sakya tribe; Vardhaman Mahavira was a scion of the Jnatrikas. There is to this day a close relationship between the Kurumba, Lambadi, Yenadi, Yerukula and Chenchu tribes and Shri Venkateshwar of Tirupathi. Lord Ayyappam in Kerala and Mata Vaishno Devi in Jammu also appear to have tribal links. All these gods and temples, as also that of Jagannath in Puri, enjoy a pre-eminent status in the classical Hindu pantheon. Even caste, long regarded as the keynote of Hindu society, possibly originated in the tribal clan or gotra. The term ‘jat’ or ‘jati’ is used equally for caste and tribe in most Indian languages and tribal dialects. Moreover, the defining characteristics of tribes apply equally to castes, such as claims of descent from a common ancestor, common language, endogamy and clan exogamy, caste/tribal councils, certain taboos in matters of diet and marriage alliances, presence of hierarchy within groups and limited self-sufficiency. Mahatma Gandhi insisted that tribals are an inalienable part of Hindu society. This work suggests that tribal society constitutes the keynote and the bedrock of Hindu civilisation.
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