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Folks, let's talk about the difference between academic study versus belief / faith / practice. THREAD #AcademicTwitter #Academia #AcademicChatter #history #religion
This subject doesn't come up so much for me these days because I'm in a history department. I teach, in part, the history of religions. But still, the insider-outsider debate is housed in Religious Studies (a field in which I taught for three years as a postdoc).
I wrote about the insider-outsider issue when I was teaching Indian religions at Stanford University. You can read my short article (along with two others, by two of my colleagues at other institutions) here:…
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A short [THREAD] on the symbolism of some of the #IS media, most notably Dābiq and al-Aʿmāq. Might be a bit late, but this is indispensable for an account like mine, and offers a great view on the use of eschatological imagery by such groups.
All throughout #history, #Muslim groups on the rise tried to intertwine their cause with the prophetic eschatological narrations on the ultimate victory of the righteous group (al-ṭāʾifa al-manṣūra) who precede the coming of the Mehdī and the Messias.
A most notable example is the recurring interpretation of the black banners from the East as a sign of the victorious army, more specifically by the #Abbasid revolutionaries and modern-day armed Muslim groups. Dābiq and al-Aʿmāq belong in that same line of thought.
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Folks - Let's talk about race, privilege, identity, and what constitutes a legitimate claim to knowledge in the study of Indian history. THREAD #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #history #India
I've been accused in the last day or so of being a white women talking about Indian history. This mistakes a key point: My authority to speak about specific aspects of the Indian past does not rest on the color of my skin or on my gender.
I speak about Indian history as a trained scholar. We've been over this ad nauseam - I read Sanskrit, Indo-Persian, Braj Bhasha, Hindi & Urdu. I hold a PhD in South Asian Studies. I'm an Assistant Professor of History at a research university. I publish peer-reviewed scholarship.
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Jagannath Rath Yatra festival is celebrated every year on 2nd day of shukla pakshya of the month of Ashad at Puri to perform the procession of Lord Jagannath chariots from Puri Jagannath temple to Gundicha Mata Temple.
Rath Yatra is also called Festival of Chariot. It is devoted to Lord Jagannath and celebrated to commemorate him on annual basis. The whole Rath Yatra process involves the holy procession of deities Lord Jagannath, Goddess Subhadra and Lord Balabhadra to Gundicha Mata Temple.
After nine days people bring the deities with Ratha Yatra to the same place, Jagannath temple. The returning process of Rath Yatra to the Puri Jagannath temple is called as Bahuda Jatra. The chariot carrying Lord Jagannath is called “Nandighosa”, and has a height of 45 feet.
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Instead of just partying on the #4thofJuly , why not learn some more about your the #USA for example James Earl Jones reading #FrederickDouglass' What to the American Slave is the #FourthOfJuly ? via @democracynow
Or for at least a little while during the #4thofJuly cookout play an episode or two of the @PeabodyAwards winning @uncivilshow #podcast, the untold #history of the #AmericanCivilWar by @catchatweetdown & @JackHitt via @Gimletmedia
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1. #News ~ Moments Ago: 'Peacemaker' @realDonaldTrump and President Moon visit the DMZ observance.

On way to visit Military - Peace House Shortly To meet Kim.

#Trump #Qanon
2. News Watch @AJENews's broadcast: LIVE: US President Trump meets North Korean leader - Meeting Kim in a few minutes…

#Trump #Qanon #NorthKorea #DMZ #PEACE
3. News ~ President Trump meets with US and South Korean troops near the DMZ ahead of meeting with Kim Jong Un - Any Moment

#Trump #Qanon #NorthKorea #DMZ #PEACE
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D Rajputs r d ruling or martial class of #Jammu region.These warrior classes hv been painted wid a uniform proceeding on a military procession with arms & ammunition & their General displayed wearing an elegant dress made from d superior kind of cloth.

#Jammu #Dogra #Culture
As per Frederic Drew,D avg height of #Dogra Rajputs ws 5 ft 4 to 5 in, & they were rarely tall. They were slim in structure having broad shoulders.They were nt much muscular,bt were active & hard worker. Their complexion ws of a light shade of brown,darker than d almond husk
D #Rajput hd many subdivisions such as #Jamwal,#Balauria,#Jasrotia, #Manhas.#Dogra Rajputs were divided roadly into 2 main classes, d men of d first class were called "Mians" while those of d 2nd ws called working #Rajput. There was a 3rd division as well, the #Thakkars.
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Timelapse: Wolfe Teeth of Nakoda Nation, 1910. #history
Courtesy of @provarchivesab
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1. #News ~ ‘CRIME BOSS’: Closing Arguments in NXIVM Trial
— Satanism, Mexico Child Trafficking, Hillary, Schumer and Gillibrand Ties…

#Trump #Qanon #WWG1WGA @realDonaldTrump #ItsHAPPENING
#JusticeComing #SOON #TheStormIsUponUs #TickTock
2. #News ~ Benghazi Suspect Found Guilty of Terrorism in 2012 Attack on U.S. Compound; “We will never forget those we lost in Benghazi on 9/11, 2012 – Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, & Ambassador Christopher Stevens,”…

#Trump #Qanon #Benghazi
3. #News ~ YAY!! President Trump is Planning to Live-tweet Democratic Debates



#Trump #Qanon #Trump2020
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1. #News ~ ‘Not True!’— President Trump @realDonaldTrump Calls New York Times Report on Russian Cyber Attacks ‘Virtual Act of Treason’

’These Are True Cowards… The Enemy of the People’… #Trump #Qanon #Treason #EnemyOfThePeople #TickTock
2. #News ~ “Mental health crisis" declared: 3 NYPD officers commit suicide in 10 days:

*Joseph Calabrese 58, homicide detective

*Deputy Chief Steven Silks 63, was retiring in a month

* NYPD officer Mike Caddy, 29…

#Trump #Qanon
3. #News ~ CNN reporter suggests that CIA agents shouldn't be subject to federal investigation…

#Trump #Qanon #TickTock #EnemyOfThePeople #FakeNews #PROPAGANDA
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1. #News ~ President Trump, “I meet & talk to foreign governments every day,” “Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls & meetings? How ridiculous! I would never be trusted again”…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #Patriot #TRUMP2020 #MAGA #KAG
2. #News ~ Jordan B. Peterson launching ‘anti-censorship’ platform ‘Thinkspot’ to counter tech titans…

#Trump #Qanon #Censorship #Fight #Patriot
3. #News ~ Adam Schiff vows to subpoena FBI over Russia investigation…

#Trump #Qanon #Spygate #TickTock
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1. #News ~ Joe Biden 1974: ‘Politicians Can Take Away’ First Amendment ‘If We Want’…

#Trump #Qanon @TRUMP2020 @realDonaldTrump
2. #News ~ Poll: Most Voters in Swing States Support Ending Chain Migration…

#Trump #Qanon #ImmigrationReform
3. #News ~ TRUTH: President Donald Trump: Mexico is Doing More to Stop Migrant Crisis than Democrats @realDonaldTrump…

#Trump #Qanon #MAGA #ImmigrationReform
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1. #News ~ China’s President Xi in Russia: President Trump Is My “Friend”
– China, US Too Intertwined to Break Up Over Trade War…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
2. #News ~ Far-Left Vice News Celebrates Prepubescent Boys Dressed in Drag, “Next Generation of Drag Queens” (VIDEO)…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #ChildSexAbuse
3. #News ~ Protesters Who Dumped Glitter-Lube Concoction On Police Receive Jail Sentences…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
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#STOLEN #PleaseShare!!!! Erin Bennett's treasured #PRS #Guitar (see #photo) was lifted from @themeadowsfestival #edinburgh. Our whole community is absolutely gutted: this guitar toured with us throughout our #Rockbitch & MT-TV years. (1)
This #STOLEN #PRS #GUITAR is not just an #instrument but an heirloom of our #musical #history. We love it. We want it back. If you think 'all the more reason to keep it' PLEASE, WE BEG YOU, DON'T.
We are watching #ebay and all related sites like hawks (2)
We will pounce if we spot you selling ithis #STOLEN #PRS #GUITAR, so if you have it in you, please do the right thing: contact any of us on any social media or our #band #email and return our piece of beloved gear. Thank you. #pleaseshare #meadowsfestival #womeninmusic #musicians
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"people in #Germany at the time they were not all evil people; they were a people who believed in the #government, and that was the crucial mistake..the ideology is not the core trigger, is not the reason why people were behind those views; it's the #propaganda. It's not that ..
.. everyone was racist, it's not that everyone was evil; it's the fact that the government was so adamant about spreading those views that everyone just got behind them (without questioning them), and it's the same with #socialism that came afterwards [well, international
.. #socialism (and in particular, the institution of #concentrationcamps) came BEFORE National Socialism, not only afterwards; to wit, institutionalized socialism (within modern history) started with Soviet Union, from 1922 onwards, 11 years before Hitler came to power.
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1/16 ~ Themes Thread ~ Enjoy History? Like Researching?
Always looking for the Truth?

Here's a Gold Mine For You To Dig In To.



#Qanon @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr #History #Gold #Truth
2/16 ~ Themes Thread ~ Enjoy History? Like Researching?
Always looking for the Truth?

Here's a Gold Mine For You To Dig In To.



#Qanon @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr #History #Gold #Truth
3/16 ~ Themes Thread ~ Enjoy History? Like Researching?
Always looking for the Truth?

Here's a Gold Mine For You To Dig In To.



#Qanon @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr #History #Gold #Truth
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1. #News ~ President Trump and Melania touch down to meet the Queen, Charles and Camilla and receive a 21-gun salute at Buckingham Palace as Britain rolls out the red carpet on state visit…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
2. #News ~ President Trump can help the UK out of the Brexit madness. The president's visit could not be more timely.…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
3. #News ~ …👠 Fashion Notes 👠: Melania Pays Homage to London in Gucci…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
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»#YuriBezmenov may well go down in history as a #saint by the #survivors of the generations to come.

His statements about the global “#communist agenda” offers an opportunity for students of #history, #philosophy and #economics - world wide - to take note of #reality and to
.. reflect on the identity of their intellectual enemy, the dynamics of #capitalism in economics, and the role of #violence in politics.

Firstly, what is the “western identity”? From my understanding .. the #western identity has been shaped primarily by what it has resisted:
namely monarchic #despotism, authoritative #collectivism, and the infringement on the sovereignty of the #individual. You can even say that, to an extent, #Christianity itself followed from an already existing identity (i.e. the #Socratic divination of the individual).

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‘M31’ Zeltbahn thread inspired by @History1History

The Zeltbahn was one of the most utilitarian items of field equipment used by Germany during #SWW #WW2.

Translating as ‘shelter quarter’ or ‘groundsheet’ it fulfilled a variety of functions for a Landser

The triangular waterproof canvas was reversible camouflaged, (Splintertarn for Heer) for use in spring/summer/autumn.

1 Zeltbahn, 1 wooden pole, 2 steel/bakelite pegs & rope were issued per man.

Primary purposes being groundsheet/tent qtr/rain cape for the individual.

4 men with equipment could then construct a tent.

4 Zeltbahn, 4 wooden poles, 8 pegs & ropes.

Buttoned together it should be taut, with correct buttoning/roping enabling an ‘apron’ to prevent water gathering at the bottom.

A Stahlhelm is used to prevent incoming water.

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A lady from a royal family dressed in the white drapes of a widow stands before a funeral pyre. Her husband has died and her pious values have taught her she must accompany him in the other world...…
#Malwa #History #GreatWomen #AhalyabaiHolkar #Ahilyabai
She is barely 29 years of age.
As she prepares to ascend the pyre of her dead husband, her despairing father-in-law holds her back: "Look at me, daughter! I have lost my only son. But I am the father of countless more of my subjects. With this frail aging+…
..body how much longer can I look after them. You must stay, daughter. You have responsibilities to fulfil towards your kingdom."
The grieving queen thinks of her duty and withdraws from the pyre and turning around, is slowly led by her father-in-law out +…
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Good morning from the archive. How about some 1997 "gamer first aid"?
How many magazine ads from the 1990s does it take to actually crush my spirit? I think I am approaching saturation. But what about the content, you say? It doesn't help.
... someone was like, "you know what this ad needs? A family of iguanas. Put tits on the mom iguana."
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Speaking at the American College Festival

Part - 1

I spread Christianity for money. My purpose is not to rule the regime. The party has been begun to convert the fans. 1
I am using the political vacuum right now in Tamil Nadu.

In the beginning, I was as an atheist in denial of God and supported communism and kept my fans permanently on my side.

I have a Christian 2/
My brother Charuhasan introduced me to christanity Thanks to him.

The Christian campaign was conducted by me indirectly.
I started this time from my film
"Vaalvae mayam"
The british Queen took part in pooja of Marudanayakam under guidance the Catholic Pope. 3/
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