Hinduism Essay Examples

  • Gandhi The Actions That Affected Generations To Come

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    Many people feel they can change the world and better it for future generations. They try all sorts of ways to change life, and many don?t accomplish their goals. One person who did accomplish his goals was Gandhi. Gandhi took many actions to affect those who were doing wrong. But did Gandhi accomplish his goals when he wanted to? Did Gandhi accomplish his goals at all? I feel Gandhi did accomplish his goals, but not in his lifetime. Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1869, the world?s greatest man was born. Gandhi went to school in England to become a lawyer.

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    Hare Krsna

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    The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra ("Great Mantra"), is a sixteen-word Vaishnava mantra made well known outside of India by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (commonly known as 'the Hare Krishnas').[1] It appears within many traditions of Hinduism and is believed by practitioners to bring about a higher state of consciousness when heard, spoken, meditated upon, or sung out loud.[2] According to Gaudiya Vaishnava theology, this higher consciousness ultimately takes the form of pure love of God (Krishna).[3] Contents [hide] 1 The mant

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    Race Paper

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    India’s Untouchables and Brazil’s Racial Problems Comparing two countries in terms of an economic society and impact on the global economy is a much easier task than comparing one countries racial relations with another. Experts can study all they want and view how a countries peoples treat each other, but when it comes to it if you’re not from that country you probably will never understand fully the situation those people are in. Here in the United States the racial issues are much less than they were years ago, but after hearing many people in class talk about the types of discriminatio

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    Sense Of Protest Against Indian National Heroes In Assamese Folk Songs

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    The Sense of Protest Against the Indian National Heroes in Assamese Verbal Art Bhaskar Jyoti Goswami The great Indian movement for freedom from colonial rule and the humiliation, exploitation and oppression of the masses by alien rulers was without doubt one of the most significant developments in the history of India as a whole. It was under the influence of this movement and due to the direct or indirect contact with great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and others that ever the unlettered masses

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    Proper Desires

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    We Must Cultivate Proper desires (SB-6_10_1) Lecture by H.H.Radhanath Swami 11th March 2007 śrī-bādarāyaṇir uvāca indram evaḿ samādiśya bhagavān viśva-bhāvanaḥ paśyatām animeṣāṇāḿ tatraivāntardadhe hariḥ TRANSLATION Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: After instructing Indra in this way, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, the cause of the cosmic manifestation, then and there disappeared from the presence of the on looking demigods. O King Pari

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    Salman Rushdie S Midnight S Children

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    In literature, symbolism often acts as innuendos for ideas or metaphors the author wants to convey. These symbols are used to emphasize a relationship between two or more concepts that are mentioned in the context of literary works. An example of this may be: the connection between two religions, and is symbolized by a flag that shares features belonging to both religions. Symbols can be in any form or shape yet still resemble something else of great significance; they can also be more abstract and allow perception to form its meaning. Such a novel that is filled with symbolic richness is Salm

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    Geo Vocabulary

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    Vocabulary Chapter 23, Section 1 Subcontinent: a landmass that is large and distinct but joined to a continent. Alluvial plain: an area of fertile soil deposited by river flood waters. Mica: a layered rock that is used in making electrical equipment. Chapter 23, Section 2 Monsoon: a seasonal wind that brings warm, moist air from the oceans in summer and cold dry air from inland in winter. Cyclone: a storm with heavy rains and high winds.   Outline Chapter 24, Section 1 Vocabulary Jati: a group that defines one’s occupation and social position. Megalopolis: a chain of

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    Jammu And Kashmir

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    JAMMU & KASHMIR (PARADISE ON EARTH) Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India. The paradise stands 1585 to 1829 meters high and stretches 129 km in length and 40 km in breadth. Here are snow capped towering peaks, lush green fields and forest, wild life, religious places. Fresh water springs, rivers, beautiful lakes, blooming fruits etc, attract the tourists world over. CITIES I VISITED SRINAGAR Srinagar is the summer capital of state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, and is situated in the valley of Kashmir. The city lies on both banks of the Jhelum River, a tribut

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    Mahatma Ghandhi

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    Mahatma Gandhi whose real name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born in 1869 at Porbandar in the state of Gujarat in India. His father’s name was Karamchand Gandhi and his mother’s name was Putlibai. He was the youngest in the family of one sister and three brothers. Both his parents were deeply religious and frequently visited temples and took their meals only after daily prayers. In school Gandhi was a mediocre student who was quite an introvert. He was even afraid to talk to any student in the class as he thought that they would poke fun at him. However, he always upheld his honesty and

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    Kashmir

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    Jammu and Kashmir (help·info) (Dogri: जम्मू और कश्मीर; Urdu: جموں و کشمیر) is the northernmost state of India. Situated mostly in the Himalayan mountains, Jammu and Kashmir shares a border with the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south, Azad Kashmir to the west and the People's Republic of China to the north and east. The territory is disputed between Pakistan and India and it is referred to by Pakistan as: Indian-occupied Kashmir. Conversely,

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    JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

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    Born: November 19, 1917 Died: October 31, 1984 Achievements: Became President of Indian National Congress in 1959; was Minister of Information and Broadcasting in Lal Bahadur Shastri's government; became Prime Minister in 1966; nationalized major banks in 1969; gave the slogan of Garibi Hatao during 1971 general elections; led India to a decisive war against Pakistan in 1971. Indira Gandhi, one of the best-known women of the 20th century, was Prime Minister of India, and daughter of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Also known as Indira Nehru Gandhi, she was born on November 19, 191

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    Indian Village

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    Indian Society and Ways of Living Organization of Social Life in India Description India offers astounding variety in virtually every aspect of social life. Diversities of ethnic, linguistic, regional, economic, religious, class, and caste groups crosscut Indian society, which is also permeated with immense urban-rural differences and gender distinctions. Differences between north India and south India are particularly significant, especially in systems of kinship and marriage. Indian society is multifaceted to an extent perhaps unknown in any other of the world’s great civilizations—it is

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    Kashmir

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    Who is this boy? Where is he going? Where are his parents? What is his future? Does he even have a present? Thousands of children wonder the valleys of Kashmir looking for their future and, chances are, they will never find one. The conditions in Kashmir get worse everyday. Thousands of people are living lives of refugees in their own country. The region is transforming into one of the most victimized areas by terrorists in the world. These events draw American attention as it is fighting a war against terrorism. Moreover, America wants to hold friendly yet strict relations with India because

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    Gandhi

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    “Non Violence is the first article of my faith; it is also the first article of my creed” -Gandhi’s opening words in a defense speech at his trial in March 1922 Gandhi’s Early Life Mahatma Gandhi was born on Oct 2, 1869, in Porbandar, India which is when India was ruled by the British Government. Gandhi was a shy and serious boy and grew up in an atmosphere of religious fasting and different doctrines his mother, Putlibai, followed. One of these doctrines is called Satya, a Jainism belief of truth. This would be a key factor in his later life. When he was 13 years old, he married Kastu

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    Lord Ganesa The Remover Of Obstacles

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    Lord Ganesa--The Remover of Obstacles By Sri Swami Krishnananda Human life is beset with obstacles. We face oppositions and encounter difficulties in galore, and the whole of our daily activity may, in a sense, be considered as a struggle against all odds which come in different forms as the sorrows of life. The moment we wake up in the morning, we have to face the obstacle called hunger which we try to obviate by cooking and eating food, the obstacle called thirst which we have to get rid of by drinks and the obstacle called disease, exhaustion, fatigue, sleeplessness and the like, which

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    Kashmir India Vs Pakistan

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    The State of Jammu and Kashmir is situated between Pakistan and India. Among the key reasons for tension between Pakistan and India is the key problem of Kashmir. Whereas Pakistan has repeatedly termed this the "core issue" in its relationship with India, India has maintained that this matter was settled with Kashmir's accession to India in October 1947. As far as India has been concerned, therefore, the only issue for discussion has been what India regards as Pakistan's continuing illegal occupation of part of Jammu and Kashmir, an occupation that began in 1947–48, during the war between the

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    Trimurti

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    Have you ever wondered where life was going or where you might be in the end? Wondered if you lived your life abiding by certain religious guidelines if you get preferential treatment? Maybe even a glance towards the sky curious as to if anyone was looking back down at you. That’s what this paper will be coving today, The Trimurti or the three gods or concepts of Hinduism. The Trimurti meaning trinity is looked at as three separate functions in Hinduism covering the creation, maintenance or preservation, and destruction. The entities held responsible for upholding everything was left up to Bra

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    Saint Ramdev

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    Saint (Saint) Ramdas lived in Maharashtra of India during 17 th century and he has gone in the golden pages of Indian History as the one who has helped revive Hinduism in India at a time when Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was persecuting Hindus very severely and let loose a rule of repression and religious intolerance. He as the Guru (Teacher) of Maratha warrior Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was credited to have inspired him to rise against the Muslim suppression and build a Hindu Kingdom. Accordingly, Shivaji succeeded in building an independent Maratha Hindu State under the very nose of Emperor Aura

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    Hinduism

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    Hinduism Abstract The purpose of this paper is to answer three questions: • “Considering that Hinduism lacks a uniting belief system, what makes up the Hindu religion?” • “What are the cultural and societal influences that have made Hinduism vital to the region in which it originated?” • “Explain the desire for liberation from earthly existence.” What common principles make up the Hindu religion? It is hard to describe a strict belief system to Hinduism. The text’s premise that Hinduism lacks a uniting belief system is argued by others who study the religion. One such

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    Indian Culture

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    Indian Tradition Some Common Indian Customs and Traditions A four thousand years of continuous culture has meant that a number of Indian customs and traditions have come down to the present generation almost without a change for thousand of years. These customs invariably raise curiosity in the minds of visiting foreigners tempting them to wonder what they mean. Below we are giving some of these customs which have remained part of Indian traditions for more than a thousand years.... Namaskar Namaskar or Namaste is the most popular form of greeting in India. It is a general greeting th

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    Aa

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    Is Destiny a Matter of Choice or A Matter of Chance? Lot of my friends ask me, “Is Destiny a matter of Choice or a matter of Chance ?” This is, strictly speaking, self contradictory. The questioner believes that there is destiny; and that one can attain it through choices, or chance occurrences determine it; his enquiry is to determine whether it is a matter of chance or choice. To understand the contradiction and to go deeper into the subject, the terms must be defined. Destiny is something to which a person or thing is destined i.e. the course of events in our life is predetermined

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    Is Destiny The Matter Of Chance Or Choice

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    Is Destiny a Matter of Choice or A Matter of Chance? Lot of my friends ask me, “Is Destiny a matter of Choice or a matter of Chance ?” This is, strictly speaking, self contradictory. The questioner believes that there is destiny; and that one can attain it through choices, or chance occurrences determine it; his enquiry is to determine whether it is a matter of chance or choice. To understand the contradiction and to go deeper into the subject, the terms must be defined. Destiny is something to which a person or thing is destined i.e. the course of events in our life is predetermined

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    Chartered Accountant

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    When did the Balis first appear on the scene of life is not readily discernible but there are indications that their kiths lived in formidable number in Mullan. before the dawn of the Christian era. From there they migrated to West Rajasthan, Sind and Gujarat. A brahmin community known as Mohel, originating from Mullan, has ruled over Bikaner. Multan was famous for its Sun Temple and in those days. its improtance ranked with that of the holy city of Mathura. According to Tod, Multan is a corrupt form of the name Mohel-sthan. The ancestors of Balis, under the pseudonyms of Bala, Kathi and Raos

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    Gandhian Philosophy In The Indian Context

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    A Project on “Gandhian Philosophy in the Indian context” Submitted by Ramesh D.Gosavi (MMS-II/419) Submitted to Prof.Dhondy (Business Ethics) Mumbai Institute of Management & Research Wadala (E), Mumbai-37. FEB.2009 CERTIFICATE I, Nadirshaw.K.Dhondy, Advocate Supreme Court, Have examined the thesis of Mr.Ramesh D. Gosavi who is enrolled in M.I.M.R (Mumbai Institute of Management And Research) for the academic year 2007-2009 in the Masters of Management Study Programme. Her unique roll no is 419. This Thesis is in part fulfillment of the University programme for the

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    Science In Veds

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    Blind faith in the Vedas has led the hindus to consider them as an unlimited source of knowledge and even trace their authorship to God. In the last century, when discoveries and advancement of science began fast changing life patterns around the world, the reaction was varied. Some were for all out support to the scientists to go ahead, while others preached caution. And even as the controversy continued, the expanding horizons of science encouraged the spirit of competition and generally increased apetite for knowledge. But in India the reaction was quite different. For the followers

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    Main Rites Of Passage In The Life Of A Hindu Man

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    A) Describe the main rites of passage in the life of a Hindu Man. Hindu 'rites of passage are called samskaras, They serve to purify the soul and mark the various staged of life, They are considered essential for members of the three higher varnas (caste), Most traditions say there are a total of sixteen Samskaras, but four sets of rites are commonly practised they are: 1-initiation (the sacred-thread ceremony) 2-marriage 3-The rite of renunciation 4-funeral and rites for the dead. Rites of passage vary in Hinduism as the religion is diverse, The rites of passages that are actually pr

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    Kashmir Conflict

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    The Kashmir Problem. © Dr. Wasim Mallik. The State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) became an integral part of the territory of India on October 26, 1947. On this day, Maharaja Hari Singh, the monarch of Kashmir, signed the instrument of accession with the dominion of India. Its important to know that both India and Pakistan owe their existence to the India Independence Act passed by the British Parliament in 1947. This act conferred sovereignty on more than 600 Indian states and left them free to choose between the dominions of India and Pakistan. In other words, this act reversed the situa

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    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) has become the strongest symbol of non-violence in the 20th century. It is widely held – in retrospect – that the Indian national leader should have been the very man to be selected for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated several times, but was never awarded the prize. Why? These questions have been asked frequently: Was the horizon of the Norwegian Nobel Committee too narrow? Were the committee members unable to appreciate the struggle for freedom among non-European peoples?" Or were the Norwegian committee members perhaps afraid to make a prize award which

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    Dynasty Is Our Destiny

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    We all have read and knew the history of India. My intention is not to discuss about Indian history, but directly or indirectly some where it is linked with our present. To begin with lets refresh the history of India - Begins with the Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent. India and part of India has been ruled by many dynasties and rulers over the period by Maurya’s, Gupta’s, Chalukya’s, Chola’s, Pallava’s,Pandya’s, Mughal’s, Kalinga’s, Maratha’s and British East India Company (subsequently administered by the British Crow

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    Indian Politics Dynasty Is Our Destiny

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    We all have read and knew the history of India. My intention is not to discuss about Indian history, but directly or indirectly some where it is linked with our present. To begin with lets refresh the history of India - Begins with the Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the north-western part of the Indian subcontinent. India and part of India has been ruled by many dynasties and rulers over the period by Maurya’s, Gupta’s, Chalukya’s, Chola’s, Pallava’s,Pandya’s, Mughal’s, Kalinga’s, Maratha’s and British East India Company (subsequently administered by the British Crow

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    Buddhism Vs Hinduism

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    Although Buddhism is based on Hinduism and share many similarities they also are very different in many ways, this essay will compare and contrast these two religions to demonstrate this fact. Hinduism is the oldest known religion and is very rich with literally hundreds of gods, symbolic rituals and beliefs. It is believed to have been established around 1500 B.C. but does not have a known founder due to the fact that Hinduism evolved over a long period of time. Buddhism on the other hand has a definite founder, Siddhartha Gautama who is otherwise known as the Buddha or Enlightened One who li

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    Manasa

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    MANASA THE SERPENT gODDESS Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world, as well as the third largest. Originating in India, the unbroken history of this religion dates back to 1500 B.C. based on recorded text, and some scholars trace its existence as far back as 10000 B.C. and the earliest of the Hindu scriptures, the Rig Veda, in 6500 B.C. With an estimated 700 followers actively participating, members of the Hindu religion define their community as those who believe in the Vedas or those who follow the way of the four classes and stages of li

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    Hinduism

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    The concept of religion provokes thought and discussion in every context which it is mentioned. The ideals and principals of each religious conviction are vastly different, yet at the same time, eerily similar. Beliefs can develop over time or may be ingrained in one person from the day of their birth. No matter what point the framework of a religious creed was set, it is one that strangely unifies those who practice the same teachings. One can change and adjust their views depending on the values by which they hold to be true while others may abandon the notion of religion all together, or ev

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    World Civilizations Mesopotamia India And China

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    Mesopotamia Mesopotamia is located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Fertile Crescent. Mesopotamia is often known as the “cradle of life” because it is where the first foundations of ancient city states were laid. Its location played a large role in its flourishing civilizations. The soil in this area was incredibly fertile, allowing for agricultural technology to thrive and support the growing population. The Sumerians were the first great civilization to utilize the over abundance of resources that Mesopotamia had to offer. They settled in about 5500 B.C.E. and had city state

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    The Moral Vision How Do We Define It

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    The Moral Vision: How Do We Define It? Moral vision. It’s a topic that we have been discussing throughout the semester; trying to answer the questions of how does one define, where does it come from, and how does one find it. Through the books we have read and the discussions we have had in class, there are many ways people define moral vision. Iris Murdoch believes that having moral vision entails a dedication to the act of paying attention. Murdoch also believes that a certain amount of prayer can help people in their search for clarity. Likewise, Gandhi believed that letting go of the

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    A Missing Chapter In Rupa Bajwas Book

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    A missing chapter in Bajwa’s “The Sari Shop” – Creative Response When the shop finally closed at eight in the evening, Gokul came up to where Ramchand was putting stuff away and said, “Come, friend, let’s all go and eat at Lakhan Singh’s restaurant” “Why Gokul, very rich man suddenly” Ramchand said, making an effort to smile while he said this. Gokul made a disgusted face at this, “What rich man? My life is utter hell. My wife, Lakshmi, went to her uncle’s wife’s brother’s marriage. And the same thing happened that happens every time she goes to attend a wedding. Comes back

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    Hinduism

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    PI = Y7399566 MORAD KHAN TMA 03 HINDUISM Q. To what extent is dharma understood as 'duty' or 'obligation', central to the practice of Hinduism? You should consider the range of people this might include or exclude. Some may argue that Hinduism has a reputation of being a very Indian-centred religion. Even though there may be difficulty in defining Hinduism, there are many defining aspects that lie within the rituals and duties of Hinduism that gives it a likening to other major religions. One concept that will be focused upon in this assignment is dharma. Every religion has some speci

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    Sadness

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    In Hinduism and its spiritual systems of yoga and in some related eastern cultures, as well as in some segments of the New Age movement -- and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement - a chakra is thought to be an energy node in the human body. The word comes from the Sanskrit "cakra" meaning "wheel, circle", and sometimes also referring to the "wheel of life". The pronunciation of this word can be approximated in English by 'chuhkruh', with ch as in chart and both instances - the commonly found pronunciation 'shockrah' is incorrect. The seven main chakras are descri

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    Indian History

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    British intellectuals were particularly nonplussed by this apparent link between the languages of the conquerors and the conquered. In the earliest phases of British rule in India, the East India Company proceeded largely unconsciously - without moral dilemmas and without overt recourse to ideological or racial superiority. But as the rule of the East India Company expanded, and battles became more hard fought and the resistance to British occupation in India grew, the ideology of European racial superiority became almost essential in justifying British presence in India - not only to assuage

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    Hiduism

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    REL 101 Hinduism Hindu’s make up all parts of the world. 82 percent of this population is located in India, which makes up about 800 million Hindu’s in India. Hindu’s are described today as a person who is adherent of the scriptures and philosophies of Hinduism. To be a Hindu implies accepting and respecting the ancient traditions of India. Hinduism could be known as the oldest living religion tradition today. In this paper I will discuss many parts of the Hindu. I will be discussing the history of Hinduism, Hindu today and the Hindu ritual and the good life. Hinduism is one of th

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    Effect Of The Hindu Caste System

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    Global History The Hindu caste system is one of the oldest systems still practiced today in the modern world. The word caste derives from the Portuguese word: casta, meaning breed, race, or kind. In India, caste is known as varna. Varna, in exact Hindi translation means color. In the caste system, there are four varnas. There are many ways to approach the division of the varnas, whether it may be by color or by the attributes of character. This complex system was meant to divide the different classes in Ind

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    Social Issues

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    In the culture of South Asia, hijras (Hindi: ??????, Urdu: ?????, Bengali: ??????, Telugu: ?????) or khusra in Punjabi and kojja in Telugu are physiological males who adopt feminine gender identity, women's clothing and other feminine gender roles. Hijras have a long recorded history in the Indian subcontinent, from the Mughal Empire period onwards. This history features a number of well-known roles within subcontinental cultures, part gender-liminal, part spiritual and part survival. In Pakistan, many hijras live in well-defined, organized, all-hijra communities, led by a guru.[1][2] These

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    Population Growth

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    Panchatantra Tales The Panchatantra is a legendary collection of short stories from India. Originally composed in the 2nd century B.C, Panchatantra is believed to be written by Vishnu Sharma along with many other scholars. The purpose behind the composition was to implant moral values and governing skills in the young sons of the king. The ancient Sanskrit text boasts of various animal stories in verse and prose. During all these centuries, many authors and publishers worked hard to make these fables accessible and readable by a layman. The grand assortment has extraordinary tales that are li

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    Gujarat

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    GUJARAT Gujarat, one of the most industrialised states in India,  has been playing an increasingly critical role in making India shine. In fact, it is growing faster than some of the Asian economies.  Gujarat has been spearheading the national progress on socio-economic fronts. The state has steadily showed an average growth rate of  more than 10% for the last five years and Gujarat  has emerged as one of the most prosperous and promising states of India. Why Gujarat? 1. Business friendly policies 2. Quality manpower 3. Abundant Natural resources 4. Fastest growing economy

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    Linking The Learnings Of Bhagavad Gita With Corp

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    “Linking the Learning’s of Bhagavad-Gita with Corporate Human Resource Management Practices” Author Nishant Saxena Assistant Professor-HR Disha Institute of Management and Technology, Raipur Abstract: It is widely acknowledged that religion has a powerful influence over the human behavior. Human beings carry these learning’s to organizations, may be, in a dormant fashion. All religions have put forth basic guiding principles and tenets for mankind to follow. An interesting perspective is that we may integrate these learning’s with firms Human Resource Management. The Bhagavad

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    Yama

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    Alec Loos 11/17/10 Yama Among the greatest of the Hindu Gods lies Yama the judge of death. (Yama Encyclopedia Mythica). Yama’s role in Hinduism is to judge the souls of the recent dead and decides whether they will be reincarnated, go to Pitris, or to hell. “Yama is the much-feared Hindu God of death who lives in his gloomy palace Kalichi situated somewhere in the nether regions or what the Hindus call Patala”. He is also known as the embodiment of the south of regent (direction marker) of the compass. (Yama Encyclopedia Mythica). Yama was first worshipped in the Vedas in the early peri

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    Gandhi

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    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was an important political and spiritual leader during his time in India. He led nationwide campaigns for the alleviation of poverty, for the liberation of women, for brotherhood amongst different religious and ethnic groups, for an end to caste discrimination, and for the economic self-sufficiency of the nation, but above all, for the independence of India. Love for truth and stubborn attachment to it spurred Gandhi to lead millions of Indians in a fight for independence from British rule. Gandhi’s legacy in India continues to provide

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    Problems Of Indian Womens

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    Medieval Indian Women Medieval India was not women's age it is supposed to be the 'dark age' for them. Medieval India saw many foreign conquests, which resulted in the decline in women's status. When foreign conquerors like Muslims invaded India they brought with them their own culture. For them women was the sole property of her father, brother or husband and she does not have any will of her own. This type of thinking also crept into the minds of Indian people and they also began to treat their own women like this. One more reason for the decline in women's status and freedom was that origin

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    Religion And Politics In India

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    There are one billion people in India, the second most populous country in the world. This means every sixth person in the world is an Indian. About 450 million Indians live below the poverty line. Suppression of religious minorities and its nuclear blasts have made India visible to the world. One of the messages that India sent to the world was that it needs to be reckoned with. The Hindu nationalist leadership on the whole sent this message. While each country needs dignity before others, many ask why such a poverty-ridden country should invest massive amounts in nuclear devices and why it p

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    Chipko Indian Movement

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    TED Case Studies Chipko Movement [pic] CASE NUMBER: 236 CASE MNEMONIC: CHIPKO CASE NAME: Chipko Indian Movement A. IDENTIFICATION 1. Issue Deforestation is a severe problem in northern India and local people have banded together to prevent commerical timmber harvesting. These people have adopted a unique strategy in recognizing trees as valuable, living beings. The Chipko movement adherents are known literally as "tree huggers." 2. Description The meaning of Chipko, translated in Hindi, literal

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