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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Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology

Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing an essay by the author titled "Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners," discussing the Swadhyayis and their Vrksamandiras, or tree-temples, and dharmic ecology.
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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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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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The Dharmic Method to Save the Planet

The Dharmic Method to Save the Planet

Date: May 12, 2011
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article discusses environmentalism and ways in which dharmic methods can help save the planet. While most Americans are familiar with the terms such as "yoga" and "Bollywood," Indian perspectives toward the ecology seem to be largely unknown.
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Reinterpreting Yajña as Vedic Sacrifice

Reinterpreting Yajña as Vedic Sacrifice

Date: 2011
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: In this article, the author endeavors to problematize the term "sacrifice," which is often used to translate the word yajna in Indological writings.
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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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Renunciation and Non-Renunciation in Indian Films

Renunciation and Non-Renunciation in Indian Films

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing the renunciation and non-renunciation in Indian films. The author reviews several films to analyze the portrayal of ascetics and householders.
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Indology and Marxist Hermeneutics

Indology and Marxist Hermeneutics

Date: 2009
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing research on Indology and Marxist hermeneutics.
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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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Jainism, Dharma, and Environmental Ethics

Jainism, Dharma, and Environmental Ethics

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: Article discussing the absence of a formal category of environmental ethics in Jainism and Jainism's historical relationship to environmental ethics.
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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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[Review] Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism

[Review] Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article reviews the book "Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism," by Emma Tomalin, a book about religion and ecology.
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[Review] Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition

[Review] Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition

Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Description: This article reviews the book "Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition," by Bhaskar Sarkar. The book examines the political truncation of India at the end of British colonial rule in 1947.
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