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Myrvold, K., Jacobsen, K. A., Mann, G. S. & Nesbitt, E. (Eds.). (2020). Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism: Vol. II. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism: Vol. II
2020 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2020
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37668 (URN)
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-10-15 Last updated: 2019-02-18
Myrvold, K. (2020). Hindu Soldiers in Europe during the First World War: Religious Books, Symbols, and Practices. In: Knut A. Jacobsen, Ferdinando Sardella (Ed.), Handbook of Hinduism in Europe: . Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hindu Soldiers in Europe during the First World War: Religious Books, Symbols, and Practices
2020 (English)In: Handbook of Hinduism in Europe / [ed] Knut A. Jacobsen, Ferdinando Sardella, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2020Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2020
Series
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 2 South Asia, ISSN 0169-9377 ; 35
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68267 (URN)978-90-04-43228-4 (ISBN)978-90-04-42942-0 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-956
Available from: 2017-10-09 Created: 2017-10-09 Last updated: 2020-03-09
Myrvold, K. & Parmenter, D. M. (Eds.). (2019). Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing
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2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Miniature books, handwritten or printed books in the smallest format, have fascinated religious people, printers, publishers, collectors, and others through the centuries because of their unique physical features, and continue to captivate people today. The small lettering and the delicate pages, binding, and covers highlight the material form of texts and invite sensory engagement and appreciation. This volume addresses miniature books with a special focus on religious books in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The book presents various empirical contexts for how the smallest books have been produced, distributed, and used in different times and cultures and also provides theoretical reflections and comments that discuss the divergent formats and functions of books.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019. p. 246
Series
Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78947 (URN)9781781798607 (ISBN)9781781798614 (ISBN)9781781798621 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Myrvold, K. & Johansson, A. (2019). Miniature Qurans in the First World War: Religious Comforts for Indian Muslim Soldiers. In: Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter (Ed.), Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts (pp. 132-157). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Miniature Qurans in the First World War: Religious Comforts for Indian Muslim Soldiers
2019 (English)In: Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts / [ed] Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019, p. 132-157Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the First World War Muslim soldiers from India made up a significant part of the British forces. Attempts to satisfy the soldiers' religious needs became a British strategy to maintain military discipline among the soldiers in Europe and to avoid public unease and discontent in colonial India. Based on archival material, this chapter examines how the British tried to identify the religious needs of the Indian soldiers and how letters written by Muslim soldiers emphasized the importance of the Qur'an. The chapter further explores how the Indian Soldiers' Fund became an important charity which procured and distributed miniature copies of the Qur'an and how prominent persons in India and Europe donated scriptures to Muslim soldiers. Although the soldiers' uses of the miniature scriptures remain uncertain, the books were given iconic functions to represent religion and identities in a time when the British national honor was threatened.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019
Series
Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78949 (URN)10.1558/equinox.37766 (DOI)9781781798607 (ISBN)9781781798614 (ISBN)9781781798621 (ISBN)
Funder
The Crafoord Foundation
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2020-01-10Bibliographically approved
Myrvold, K. (2019). Mite Qurans for Indian Markets: David Bryce in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century. In: Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter (Ed.), Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts (pp. 108-131). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mite Qurans for Indian Markets: David Bryce in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
2019 (English)In: Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts / [ed] Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019, p. 108-131Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As an influential publisher of miniature books in Europe during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, David Bryce in Glasgow realized the profitable business of religious books and took use of the latest printing technologies to mass-produce small facsimiles of sacred texts in the world religions for a global market. This chapter presents some of the preserved letters from his colleague Henry Frowde at Oxford University Press which reveal how the two publishers cooperated with the production of miniature books over three decades and how David Bryce began printing and selling large quantities of diminutive Qur’ans intended for an Indian market in the 1890s. In literature of the twentieth century these mite Qur’ans became objects of fascination and were linked to Orientalist narratives of Arabs and Indian Muslim soldiers during the First World War that enmeshed the books in amuletic traditions of Islam.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019
Series
Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78950 (URN)10.1558/equinox.37765 (DOI)9781781798607 (ISBN)9781781798614 (ISBN)9781781798621 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2020-02-06Bibliographically approved
Myrvold, K. & Parmenter, D. M. (2019). Religious Miniature Books: Introduction and Overview. In: Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter (Ed.), Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts (pp. 1-11). Sheffield: Equinox Publishing
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2019 (English)In: Miniature Books: The Format and Function of Tiny Religious Texts / [ed] Kristina Myrvold, Dorina Miller Parmenter, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019, p. 1-11Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Miniature books, handwritten or printed books in the smallest format, have fascinated religious people, printers, publishers, collectors, and others through the centuries because of their unique physical features, and continue to captivate people today. The small lettering and the delicate pages, binding, and covers highlight the material form of texts and invite sensory engagement and appreciation. This volume addresses miniature books with a special focus on religious books in Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. The book presents various empirical contexts for how the smallest books have been produced, distributed, and used in different times and cultures and also provides theoretical reflections and comments that discuss the divergent formats and functions of books.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2019
Series
Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78951 (URN)9781781798614 (ISBN)9781781798607 (ISBN)9781781798621 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Jacobsen, K. A. & Myrvold, K. (Eds.). (2018). Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Religion tends to flourish when technological developments create new possibilities for communication and representation, and simultaneously change as a consequence of these developments.

This book explores intersections between religion and technology in India, at the present and in the colonial past, and how various forms of techno-religious intersections transform and open up for new religious practices, discourses, communities, and institutions. With focus on Indian contexts and religions, it discusses various empirical and theoretical aspects of how technological innovations create, alter, and negotiate religious spaces, practices and authorities. The book provides rich and multifaceted empirical examples of different ways in which technological practices relate to meanings, ideas, and practices of religions. The techno-religious intersections generate several questions about authority and power, the politics and poetics of identity, community and place, and how religious agency, information, and experience are mediated, commodified, and adjusted to new demands of societies. The chapters explore the Hindu, Jain, and Sikh traditions in relation to new technological developments and media, such as photography, new means of visualization, TV serials, mobile phones, and online communication.

The book will be of interest to academics studying modern and contemporary India and South Asia, and especially the role of religion and technology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018. p. 240
Series
Routledge South Asian Religion Series
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67343 (URN)9780815384168 (ISBN)9781351204798 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-22 Created: 2017-08-22 Last updated: 2018-08-09Bibliographically approved
Myrvold, K. (2018). Soldater räddade av fickbiblar: berättelser om kristet textbruk under första världskriget. Religion, 1(1), 24-27
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2018 (Swedish)In: Religion, ISSN 2003-0932, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 24-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University, 2018
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77502 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2018-09-05Bibliographically approved
Myrvold, K. (2018). Visualizing Sikh Warriors, Royalties, and Rebels: Photography in Colonial Punjab. In: Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold (Ed.), Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities (pp. 43-74). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualizing Sikh Warriors, Royalties, and Rebels: Photography in Colonial Punjab
2018 (English)In: Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities / [ed] Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold, London: Routledge, 2018, p. 43-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge South Asian Religion Series
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67339 (URN)9780815384168 (ISBN)9781351204798 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-956
Available from: 2017-08-22 Created: 2017-08-22 Last updated: 2018-08-09Bibliographically approved
Jacobsen, K. A., Mann, G. S., Myrvold, K. & Nesbitt, E. (Eds.). (2017). Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism, Volume 1: History, Literature, Society, Beyond Punjab. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism, Volume 1: History, Literature, Society, Beyond Punjab
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sikhism is one of the most important religious traditions of South Asian origin.Sikhs are historically connected to the Punjab region in South Asia, but their religious traditions are transnational and have a worldwide presence. The study of their history and traditions has become a significant field of scholarship and research, but no academic, authoritative, and up-to-date reference work exists. Brill’s Encyclopedia of Sikhism aims to make available in-depth critical scholarship on all the main aspects of the Sikh traditions in a number of original essays written by the world's foremost scholars on Sikhs and Sikh traditions.

The encyclopedia is thematic and seeks to present a balanced and impartial view of the Sikh traditions in all their multiplicity and as both historical and contemporary institutions. The articles, published in two volumes, focus on history, literature, and the rich social landscape of the Sikh community; their practices, places, arts, and performances; specialists and leadership; migration both within South Asia and beyond; and contemporary issues and relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017
Series
Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 2, South Asia, ISSN 0169-9377 ; 31
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Humanities, Study of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37667 (URN)9789004297456 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-10-15 Created: 2014-10-15 Last updated: 2018-01-30Bibliographically approved
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