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Water and Womanhood

Author : Anne Feldhaus
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Rivers in India are commonly associated with certain worldly religious values: wealth, beauty, long life, good health, food, love, and the birth of children. However, these "domestic" values have been relatively neglected by Indologists, who have tended to view India and Hinduism through the prism of poverty, misery, asceticism, and themes of purity or pollution. Following recent scholarship by arguing that the earthly pursuits are equally vital to an understanding of popular Hinduism, Feldhaus examines the role of these ideals in the religious meanings of rivers in Maharashtra, a large region of western India. Drawing both on written religious texts and on a wide range of oral, iconographic, and ritual materials gathered in the course of field work in India, she shows that these values, which are usually associated with women or represented by goddesses, are an important motif in popular religious practices and oral traditions associated with the rivers of Maharashtra, and she presents the many different ways in which rivers are imagined, enshrined, worshipped, and feared.

Water And Womanhood

Author : Anne Feldhaus
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Sustainable Water and Soil Management

Author : Sabine Kunst
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This book offers an overview on the perspectives of countries in which the question of water resources will be one of the most explosive topics in the next decades. Focal points include: technical and social aspects of water management, wastewater treatment, water distribution, and health and sanitation. Moreover, possible solutions for problems of wastewater treatment in rural areas are demonstrated, exemplary strategies to harvest rainwater are explained, a river development plan is presented and sustainable landuse is defined.


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Women Water and Memory

Author : Nefissa Naguib
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This book tells a different story about water. Against the backdrop of the end of the Ottoman Empire, Mandate period, the founding of Israel, the Arab-Israeli wars and Palestinian uprisings, old Palestinian women recount life before and after piped water.

Water Governance and Management in India

Author : Girish Chadha
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This book highlights the need for effective water governance in India given the fact that the country has been facing serious water stress in recent years. The water management in the country needs a serious scientific understanding coupled with the cooperative approach rather than a competitive one. It looks at current water regulations and underlines the need for overhaul of some laws to ensure that high water usage efficiency is attained, groundwater depletion is arrested and management of available resources is carried out in a disciplined manner. It also looks at the role of stakeholder engagement and pricing as a mechanism to manage demand in the wake of rapid population growth and industrialization.

Cold Water Women and Girls of Lira Uganda

Author : McBrien, Jody Lynn
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In Cold Water: Women and Girls of Lira, Uganda, the women retell their horrifying experiences in northern Uganda during the 1987-2007 civil war and life after the war. In that war, Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army disrupted lives, destroyed settlements, killed, abducted and raped thousands of children. The contributing authors not only recall the hopelessness felt during the war, but also narrate stories of hope and resilience after the war. Every page is crammed with emotional recollections of personal experiences. The stories show how communities can be rebuilt even where hope seems to be lost. The book makes public the trauma, courage and triumph of the remarkable women of Lira. The women's words are the cold water that provides cool relief to experiences of pain through the retelling of stories of endurance in the struggle that makes life better after the war. The authors demonstrate the importance of culture and cultural values in transcending trauma. The resilience of the women of Lira is rooted in their beliefs in their community, their religion and solidarity of women. They also describe international efforts to empower young women to make meaning of their lives, relationships and hopes after the trauma.

American Womanhood

Author : James C. Jackson
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American Womanhood its peculiarities and necessities etc

Author : James C. JACKSON (M.D., of New York.)
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Sexual science including manhood womanhood and their mutual interrelations

Author : Orson Squire Fowler
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Water Management in Africa and the Middle East

Author : Eglal Rached
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Water Management in Africa and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

Middle East Garden Traditions

Author : Former Director of Garden and Landscape Studies Michel Conan
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This book unites new information and surprising results from the last fifteen years of garden research, at a remove from the clichs of Orientalism. Garden archaeology reveals the economic importance of Judean gardens in Roman times and the visual complexity of gardens created and transformed in Moorish Spain. More contemporary approaches unravel the cultural continuities, variations, and differences between gardens in the Middle East since Roman times and in the Islamic world. Scholars present new sources for studies of gardens in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, the Ottoman world, Judea, Morocco, and Moorish Spain. They explore the interplay of conflicting influences, the cultural reception of gardens in religious and mystical societies, and the political uses of gardens, presenting an unexpected diversity of garden forms in all levels of society.

Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood

Author : Merlin Stone
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This collection of ancient images of women as goddesses and heroines brings together legends, rituals, and prayers from China, Celtic Europe, South America, Africa, India, North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and elsewhere.

Images of Women in Maharashtrian Society

Author : Anne Feldhaus
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Explores the conditions of women's lives in the modern state and traditional region of Maharashtra.

Water cure Journal

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Wagadu Volume 3

Author : Wagadu
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The United Nations has proclaimed the 21st century to be the century of water. In this volume, Water and Women in Past, Present and Future, scholars analyze the gendered political economy of water resource allocations and importantly, offer recommendations for viable, women-friendly solutions to address scarcity and distribution, among other issues. Contributors also explore feminist analyses of the aesthetic dimension of water and the feminine, since water is often associated with women, shown in cross-cultural examples of mythology, symbols and legends. Intersecting the fields of hydro-politics and aesthetics, this book should be of interest to policy analysts, activists, and academics.

Dimensions of Indian Womanhood

Author : C. M. Agrawal
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The Wacky World of Womanhood

Author : Vicky DeCoster
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In The Wacky World of Womanhood, Vicky DeCoster shares her humorous personal essays on childhood crises, dating dilemmas, marriage mishaps, parenthood pitfalls, and mid-life mayhem. Vicky's laugh-out-loud stories are true and heartwarming, and offer an inside look at the wacky world of womanhood.

Colonial Conspiracies in Africa

Author : Maduka E. Agbodike Ph.D.
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This masterpiece is perhaps the most controversial treatise ever written by an African author or published. I have been reading various books but this is the first time I read one, which analytically used religious books, sciences, historic facts, various mysteries and nature to present, in simple manner most of the wonders of this weird world we live in Blasphemous heresies cum different human efforts cryptically inculcated into religious beliefs, which are unknowingly propagated and practised in almost every part of the world, were skilfully unmasked. Fraudulent honest beliefs cannily brewed at various philosophic caves of the developed world, geared towards minds slavery, then spewed into ethno-politics of the day and religious bodies, which enabled them hold the world at their mercies, were plainly unveiled. Colonial Conspiracies in Africa, like merciless and unapologetic hot knife while slicing through every butter or cheese created or produced by the world ruling class fibs potions, never respected or feared; just the way, she acting as the only Divine detergent, bleached every dye stain or taint on religious cum political maladies of our day! I am afraid, all the deep secrets in human hearts, which this book opened up and made very easy as well as palatable to swallow, no one truly sincere enough, can contest! This is that philological Murdered Truth about Gihons (Africans) in particular and other oppressed nations, which you must know. This shall set our one-sided historic records straight and stop further deceptive or exploitative symbiotic co-existance amongst human race! Africa is not the dreg of Human wastes, rather the only true Father of entire Human Race! This is Divinely inspired Power packed Epistle to the world at large. Study with reverence! This treatise shall be read and remembered forever! She is a revolutionary masterpiece!

The Self Possessed

Author : Frederick M. Smith
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The Self Possessed is a multifaceted, diachronic study reconsidering the very nature of religion in South Asia, the culmination of years of intensive research. Frederick M. Smith proposes that positive oracular or ecstatic possession is the most common form of spiritual expression in India, and that it has been linguistically distinguished from negative, disease-producing possession for thousands of years. In South Asia possession has always been broader and more diverse than in the West, where it has been almost entirely characterized as "demonic." At best, spirit possession has been regarded as a medically treatable psychological ailment and at worst, as a condition that requires exorcism or punishment. In South (and East) Asia, ecstatic or oracular possession has been widely practiced throughout history, occupying a position of respect in early and recent Hinduism and in certain forms of Buddhism. Smith analyzes Indic literature from all ages-the earliest Vedic texts; the Mahabharata; Buddhist, Jain, Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Tantric texts; Hindu devotional literature; Sanskrit drama and narrative literature; and more than a hundred ethnographies. He identifies several forms of possession, including festival, initiatory, oracular, and devotional, and demonstrates their multivocality within a wide range of sects and religious identities. Possession is common among both men and women and is practiced by members of all social and caste strata. Smith theorizes on notions of embodiment, disembodiment, selfhood, personal identity, and other key issues through the prism of possession, redefining the relationship between Sanskritic and vernacular culture and between elite and popular religion. Smith's study is also comparative, introducing considerable material from Tibet, classical China, modern America, and elsewhere. Brilliant and persuasive, The Self Possessed provides careful new translations of rare material and is the most comprehensive study in any language on this subject.