The Waning of Victorian Imperialism: Stylistic Dualism in Gustav Holst's One-Act Opera Sāvitri (1908-9)

The Waning of Victorian Imperialism: Stylistic Dualism in Gustav Holst's One-Act Opera Sāvitri (1908-9)

Date: May 2005
Creator: Broughton, Joseph Earl
Description: Gustav Holst's one-act opera Sāvitri (1908-9) represents a turning point in his compositional style, which came at a significant time in British history. Holst combines a simpler style informed by his work with English folksong with the Wagnerian style that permeated his earlier compositions. Although influenced by a British imperialist view of the world, Sāvitri renders Hindu-Indian culture in positive terms without relying on the purely exotic, offers a perspective on gender relationships that does not depend solely on convention, and presents the commoner as the British ideal rather than romanticizing the aristocracy. The result is an opera subtle in its complexity, approaching the profound themes of love, death, and spirituality with emotional restraint and self-control.
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Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings

Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses diverse theologies in Hinduism and describes ten important Hindu teachings on the environment.
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The Hindu Method to Save the Planet

The Hindu Method to Save the Planet

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This paper discusses the Hindu religion and elements of ecology that relate to this religion. It describes some of the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and describes how these are important spiritually and ecologically.
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The Cosmic Dance of Obama-Raja on Newsweek

The Cosmic Dance of Obama-Raja on Newsweek

Date: November 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing an image that appears on the front cover of Newsweek magazine depicting President Barack Obama.
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Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners

Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners

Date: 2009
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article on dharmic ecology and perspectives from the Swadhyaya practitioners.
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Bishnoi: An Eco-Theological "New Religious Movement" In The Indian Desert

Bishnoi: An Eco-Theological "New Religious Movement" In The Indian Desert

Date: August 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing research on the Bishnois and an eco-theological "new religious movement" in the indian desert.
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Bollywood and Beyond: Hinduism Changing the World

Bollywood and Beyond: Hinduism Changing the World

Date: June 28, 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing research on the ideals of Hinduism, such as pluralism, dharma, ritam, and nonviolence holding important lessons for the future of Hinduism in particular and for humanity in general.
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Irony and the 'yoga wars'

Irony and the 'yoga wars'

Date: December 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing the debated topic of whether yoga is a Hindu or Secular practice and the potential causes and impacts of how and why this subject is being debated.
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Canadian Museum of Cultural Heritage of Indo-Canadians

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Canadian Museum of Cultural Heritage of Indo-Canadians

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 2007
Creator: Papadopoulos and Pradhan Architects
Description: The northwest elevation of the temple is seen and a flag flies from each spire.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Canadian Museum of Cultural Heritage of Indo-Canadians

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Canadian Museum of Cultural Heritage of Indo-Canadians

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: 2007
Creator: Papadopoulos and Pradhan Architects
Description: The view of the facade shows the intricately carved surfaces. The view is from the west. A large staircase leads to the entrance and the entire temple is a bright white color.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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