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Divālī

Divālī  

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A major pan-Indian festival celebrated around the day of the new moon in October–November (bridging the months of Āśvina and Kārttika), lasting from two to five days. Its name is derived from the ...
Javanese Mythology

Javanese Mythology  

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With the establishment of Islam (see Islam) in Indonesia, the indigenous myths of Java and other areas have been retained as folktales rather than as vehicles for religious truth. The first part of ...
Yudhiṣṭhira

Yudhiṣṭhira  

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In the Mahābhārata, the son of Kuntī and the god Dharma, and the eldest of the five Pāṇḍava brothers; also known as Ajātaśatru (‘he whose conquering enemy has not yet been born’) and Dharmarāja ...
Ramaṇa Maharṣi

Ramaṇa Maharṣi  

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(1879–1950)A South Indian guru who acquired a substantial reputation in both India and the West. Born into a family of brahmins as Venkataraman Aiyar, he had a religious experience at the age of 17, ...
Industrial Arts Institute

Industrial Arts Institute  

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(IAI)(established 1928)Established in Sendai, Japan, the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) came under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (which later became the Ministry of ...
Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg  

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(1947– )US film director and producer, the most commercially successful director of all time.Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he made amateur films while still as school and subsequently worked on ...
Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage  

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(b Grays, Essex, 1960).Eng. composer. Comp.‐in‐association with CBSO 1989–93. Distinctive if eclectic style deriving from many sources incl. rock and jazz. Prin. comps.:operas:Greek (1986–8);Killing ...
Iola Leroy

Iola Leroy  

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By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was first published in 1892. Until recently it was considered the first novel by an African American woman published in the United States. Since the novel appeared in ...
Advaita Vedānta

Advaita Vedānta  

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One of the major theological cum philosophical schools of the Vedānta darśana, now closely associated with the teachings of Śaṅkara (Śaṅkarācārya). The earliest identifiable Advaita text, the ...
Velleius Paterculus

Velleius Paterculus  

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Roman historical writer, b. in (probably) 20 or 19 bc. He spent ad 4–12 serving under the future emperor Tiberius in Germany twice, Pannonia, and Dalmatia. In 6, having completed his service as an ...

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