vkurup / Vinod Kurup

I’m a physician and a programmer and a father and a runner, but I need help figuring out what I want to do when I grow up.

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  1. Amelia Boone

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  2. REPOST - Anthony Bourdain from 2011 — WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

    From Episode 233, this is Marc’s conversation with Anthony Bourdain, conducted in 2011. Anthony died on June 8, 2018, at age 61.

    http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/repost-anthony-bourdain-from-2011

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  3. Fresh Air: Bourdain

    https://www.npr.org/2018/06/08/618214191/fresh-air-remembers-anthony-bourdain-a-chef-devoted-to-global-street-food

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  4. Indian Civilization Lec 26

    History of Indian Civilization, Lec 26; UCLA, Lecture of 12 March 2012. Concluding lecture of this course. Mohandas ("Mahatma") Gandhi and the emergence of the masses; brief biography of Gandhi; his stay in South Africa, and the idea of satyagraha; mass non-violent resistance; the non-cooperation movement of 1920-22 and the Salt Satyagraha of 1930; Quit India movement of 1942; growing rifts between Muslims and Hindus, and the phenomenon of ‘communalism’; the growth of the Muslim League, and the role of Jinnah; partition, the independence of India, and the creation of Pakistan; the assassination of Gandhi in January 1948. Some reflections on the long trajectory of Indian history,the difference between a nation-state and a civilization, and the teachings of the Buddha giving us the injunction to be a light unto oneself and others.

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  5. Indian Civilization Lec 25

    The History of Indian Civilization, Lec 25; UCLA, Lecture of 9 March 2012. Some comments on Indian indentured migration to the Caribbean, Mauritius, South Africa, and elsewhere; the Opium Trade, and the triangular relationship of Britain, China, and India; the Opium Wars; policies of annexation and the doctrine of lapse; the annexation of Awadh; reasons for the rebellion of 1857-58, and its brief history; brutal repression of the rebellion; end of Company rule, and India as a Crown Colony; emergence of Indian nationalism and the founding of the Indian National Congress in 1885; Ganapati festival, and its politicization; nationalist leaders such as Bal Gangadhar Tilak; the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal; the partition of Bengal in 1905.

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  6. Indian Civilization Lec 24

    History of Indian Civilization, Lec 24; UCLA, Lecture of 7 March 2013. History of the Company to 1757—and then post-1757: Battle of Plassey; Mir Jafar, Clive, Mir Kasam, and Siraj-ud-daulah; the plunder of Bengal and scenes from the film, ‘Clive of India’ (1933);Warren Hastings and the expansion of British rule in India; the defeat of Tipu Sultan; the British rhetoric of ‘improvement’, the elimination of Sati, and Macaulay’s minute of 2 February 1835; the Permanent Settlement under Cornwallis; some notes on the Marathas, on Ranjit Singh and the annexation of the Punjab; theories of British governance in India, and Utilitarianism; the migrations overseas of Indian indentured laborers; under-development and de-industrialization of India under colonial rule; the material and moral ‘improvement’ of the Indians. India’ssharp decline of the share of the world’s GDP, 1750-1860.

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  7. Indian Civilization Lec 23

    History of Indian Civilization, Lec 23; UCLA, Lecture of 5 March 2013. Some further thoughts on Aurangzeb; the death of Aurangzeb and the fragmentation of the Mughal Empire; the resistance to Aurangzeb from Shivaji, leader of the Marathas. In the second half of the class, we consider the coming of the British, and the East India Company’s activities in India; growth of the Company. Significance of the coming of the Europeans to India. What enabled the British to rule India for that long? What were their claims? Theory of Oriental Despotism; direct and indirect line; and so on.

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  8. Indian Civilization Lec 22

    History of Indian Civilization, Lec 22; UCLA, Lecture of 1 March 2013. Powerpoint presentation on Indian art and architecture— the Qutab Minar the establishment of the Red Fort; and some images of Hindu temples (Vijayanagar, Hampi), sacred sites, and bhaktas (devotees of God); the significance of the Red Fort in Delhi and the reterritorialization of the Red Fort; Diwan-i-Am and Diwan-i-Khas; hunting as a royal pastime; Golden Temple (Amritsar). some discussion of Tulsidas and the Ramacaritmanas; the decline of the Mughal Empire, and the expensive campaigns of Aurangzeb; regulations imposed under Aurangzeb; the imposition of Jizya; the attempt to secure the surplus created by the peasants.

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  9. Indian Civilization Lec 21

    History of Indian Civilization, Lec 21; UCLA, Lecture of 1 March 2012. The Mughals in India — Humayun onwards, but with special attention to Akbar, 1556-1605. Some characteristics of Akbar’s rule and his personality; his religious ecumenism and the Din-e-ilahi. Criticism of Akbar by the Muslim clergy; succeeded by Shah Jahan. We turn to the Sikh faith after the death of the Sikh Gurus; Guru Arjun Dev; Guru Gobind Singh; martyrdom of some Sikh Gurus (for example, Guru Tegh Bahadur) at the hands of Mughal Emperors; the shaping of the Guru Granth Sahib and the formation of the Khalsa (brotherhood of the pure): role of the Panj Pyare (the five beloved) and the symbols of the faith. We return towards the end to the Mughals; architectural legacy of Shah Jahan, the Taj Mahal and the homage to Mumtah Mahal.

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  10. Indian Civilization Lec 20

    History of Indian Civilization, Lec 20; UCLA, Lecture of 27 February 2012. Concluding remarks about the Bhakti movement; emergence of the Mughal Empire; some remarks on Guru Nanak, Mirabai, and Tukaram; and the milieu in which bhakti flourished. Low class origins of many bhaktas (devotees). The modes of resistance pursued by women; brief insights from 12th-14th century European history. In the second half of the lecture, we start to explore the origins and impact of the Mughal empire. Defeat of Ibrahim Lodi by Babur on 19 April 1526. What were the pillars of Mughal rule? Comments on Mughal-Rajput alliance; cult of the emperor; absorption of the enemy; system of forts; mansabdari system; the practice of darsan; Indianization of the Mughals. Succession among the Mughals.

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