Vandana Shiva

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  • Reduction of Natural Resources Essay

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    breaking down these oppressive frameworks and hence, my interest in obtaining knowledge about alternative energy uses to be used as a tool to help liberate others in places of need. The “catching up development myth” as explained by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva in Ecofeminism, is the idea that underdeveloped countries

  • Ecofeminism And The Ecology Of Feminism

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    King, Ynestra. “The Ecology of Feminism and the Feminism of Ecology.” Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism. Plant, Judith ed. Philedelphia: New Society Publishers, 1989. In his article Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and the Nature/Culture Dualism, Ynestra King says: “In ecofeminism, nature is the central category of analysis. An analysis of the interrelated domination of nature-psyche and sexuality, human oppression, and nonhuman nature—and the historic position of women in relation

  • Earth 's Democracy By Vandana Shiva

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    wars that humans go through to claim this land as theirs. This book “Earth’s democracy” by Vandana Shiva explains all the human actions done against nature. This book is a great reminder for all those that consider earth as something they own and mistreat it. Shiva talks about the rise of capitalism and corporate globalization produced monopolies causing an extraordinary concentration of wealth and power. Shiva believes we live in a world where commerce and profit take priority over people and nature

  • The Ritual Of Sacrificial Suicide

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    promised to grant their wish, stating that she herself would be born to them, but that if her manifestation is ever humiliated or insulted, she would leave the queen and king’s lives forever. When Devi Sati reached adolescence, she wished to wed Lord Shiva against the King’s command, but the King humiliated her so Sati set fire to herself and bore a sacrifice to defend her honor. The custom of sati persisted in the subcontinent for centuries and in fact persists to today. A widow immolating herself

  • Principles And Elements Of The Four-Armed Ganesha

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    The Four-Armed Ganesha, an Indian terra-cotta relief plaque, created during the Gupta period between the 4th and 7th century A.D, depicts the potbellied, four-armed deity Ganesha, the remover of obstacles in Hindu mythology. The 49.1 x 67.9 x 20.6 cm representational relief plaque, conceived during India’s classical age of sculpture, was discovered in the state of Uttar Pradesh, located in the northern part of India. This magnificent piece is a representational form of artwork. The sculpture’s subject

  • Why Is Kuber The Deity Of Wealth And Fortune?

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    Kuber: The Deity Of Wealth And Fortune Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥ Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah॥ Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberaya Ashta-Lakshmi Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah॥ Kuber is the Indian god of wealth and north direction. Also affiliated as Lokpala, or the guardian of the directions, his abode is at Alaka. Kuber acquired the status of the god in Hindu mythological epics. Family

  • Character Analysis Of Ravana

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    Ravana Anand Neelakantan portrays Ravana as a loving father, an inspiring leader and a caring brother. Ravana ceaselessly fights for the much deserved freedom and glory for the Asura race and his motherland. He overthrows the yoke of Deva ruling and carves out a big part of land from under the reign of the Deva, he leads the Asuras to a better future. Ravana looks upon the great God Indra with contempt. Through Ravana's eyes, one can see Indra as “ruthless and savage”. Indra laid waste to Asura

  • Why Do Followers Have To Visit To Malibu Hindu?

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    that of traditional, thus most of those who visit this temple are followers of Hinduism living in Southern California. At the upper complex of Malibu Hindu Temple is Lord Venkateswara who is the presiding deity, while on at the lower complex is Lord Shiva

  • Hindu Religion: Ganesha, the Elephant-Headed God Essay

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    betrayed her due to their loyalty. Parvati being jealous, created Ganesha from the dirt on her body to have someone who was loyal to her like her husband did. Once Shiva discovered this and Ganesha would not let Shiva pass through to see Parvati, he sent out an army to kill Ganesha. This mission was unsuccessful but shortly after Shiva fought him and

  • Similarities Between Hinduism And Hinduism

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    of Shiva Nataraja . Upon first glance Shiva Nataraja appears anthropomorphic, it isn’t until further scrutiny that the dissimilarity between a human and the Shiva Nataraja sculpture are revealed. The forehead of Shiva Nataraja bears a third eye, a common representation of cosmic knowledge. A popular hymn tells of the goddess, Parvati covering Shiva’s two, lower eyes in a flirtatious jest. However, as a result of this game, the Earth plunged into darkness. To restore light the universe, Shiva created