Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Insiders and Outsiders

In this essay, I look at the contemporary debate on the study of religion as to where it is in the academy. Second, in relation to that I look at the debates on the study of Hinduism. I then examine the issue of “who speaks for Hinduism” and whether Hinduism is a case of exception in the study of religion. In conclusion I suggest that Hinduism is a case in point in learning about our comparative project in the study of religion. My line of argument in this essay is based on the premise th...

Freedom in Bhavagad Gita

In this paper, I attempt to clarify the idea of freedom in the Gītā using two important categories found both in the Gītā as well as in the Sāṃkhya philosophical system—Buddhi and Sattva. Much of the liberation idea that is often spoken of in the context of many modern Hindu movements is drawn from the Bhagavad Gītā. There is so much looseness to their ideas that it is necessary to explore what the Gītā actually means by its notion of freedom. Additionally, Gītā is often presen...

Hinduism in Africa

In presenting Hinduism in Africa, the essay limits itself to three important regions—East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania), Southern Africa (South Africa) and West Africa (Ghana). The reason for this limitation is that although there are Hindus throughout Africa presently as India begins to expand its trade with Africa, the three regions mentioned have come to represent the vibrant emergence of Hinduism on the African continent unparalleled with countries elsewhere in Africa. Contact be...

Hinduism and the Master Narrative

The study of Hinduism is dominated by brahmanical master narrative. In this essay I suggest alternative ways to study Hinduism. Documenting diverse regional narratives andextracting Hindu practices from these narratives is a startingpoint. In doing so, reliance on fieldwork-based narrativesthat provide insight into the different orientations byavoiding the temptation to subordinate the local andregional narratives to an overarching master narrativewould help us understand the many aspects and...

Thoughts on Historical Explanation

This work attempts a conceptualization of Historical Explanation, and discusses its variants. It also attempts to solve the problem of significance of historical explanation by discarding the methodological view according to which the natural sciences have been solely subjected and also dispels explanation from the realm of social sciences as based solely on understanding. Rather, it supposes that an employment of both cores would produce a balance

HISTORY OF THE OFFICE OF MADAKI IN BAUCHI EMIRATE 1817 - 2013

This work is conducted to document the history of the office of Madakin Bauchi, in Bauchi Emirate. Data for the study was generated from primary sources through in – depth interview with many informants, and secondary sources in forms of published works, Ph.D thesis, B.A dissertations. Evidences have shown that, the office was one of the important offices in the history of Bauchi emirate. That is why this dissertation focuses on the office of Madakin Bauchi from its creation to p...

CONSTRAINTS ON JOURNALISTIC PRACTICE IN GOVERNMENT-OWNED MEDIAORGANISATIONS IN SOUTH-SOUTH GEO-POLITICAL ZONE OF NIGERIA

ABSTRACT In Nigeria, a significant number of intellectuals, journalists, and businesspeople believe that government should not interfere with ownership and control of the mass media. The important point implicit in this viewpoint is the assumption that the pattern of ownership of the mass media is crucial in determining the strength or weakness of the press. This study surveys the constraints on journalistic practice in government- owned media in the south-south  geo-political zone o...

A Short History of Eku Baptist Hospital

This work is the study Eku Baptist Hospital one of the institutions set up by the missionaries in a very early period of Nigeria History . The work explores the origin , development and Impact of Eku Baptist Hospital .

TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE AND ITS IMPACT ON AFRICANS AND AFRICAN RELIGION

The paper focus on: What brought about transatlantic salve trade, the dimension of the Atlantic Slave trade, who benefited from it, its impact on Africans, and African Religion.

Academic Research report about the role of internet usage and students performance in Universities

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION.. i APPROVAL. ii ABBREVIATIONS. iii TABLE OF CONTENTS. iv CHAPTER ONE. 2 INTRODUCTION.. 2 1.0 Introduction. 2 1.1 Background to the Study. 2 1.2 Statement of the Problem.. 4 1.3 General Research Objective. 4 1.4 Specific Objectives. 5 1.5 Research Questions. 5 1.6 Scope of the Study. 5 1.6.1 Geographical Scope. 5 1.6.2 Content Scope. 5 1.6.3 Time Scope. 6 1.6.4 Methodological Scope. 6 1.7 Significan...

The Role of Internet Usage on Student`s Academic Performance in Universities

TABLE OF CONTENTS DECLARATION.. i APPROVAL. ii ABBREVIATIONS. iii TABLE OF CONTENTS. iv CHAPTER ONE. 2 INTRODUCTION.. 2 1.0 Introduction. 2 1.1 Background to the Study. 2 1.2 Statement of the Problem.. 4 1.3 General Research Objective. 4 1.4 Specific Objectives. 5 1.5 Research Questions. 5 1.6 Scope of the Study. 5 1.6.1 Geographical Scope. 5 1.6.2 Content Scope. 5 1.6.3 Time Scope. 6 The study was carried out from sep.2017 to May ....

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY STRATEGIES IN AFRICA AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HER NATIONAL INTEREST SINCE 1960

ABSRTACTThe task of this paper is to evaluate the various foreign Policy strategies adopted and pursued by various administrations since 1960 to 2018, and to examine the level of achievement thus. Nigeria obtained its political independence from Great Britain on 1st October 1960. Independence naturally led to the creation of governmental machinery, which in turn necessitated the creation of relevant administrative structures to oversee the country’s relations with other countries. Ni...

Communication as a tool for enhancing Organizational Performance

Communication has always been an effective tool used by management of organizations to enhance performance, this project work is divided into five chapters. The chapters expantiate on the background to the study, the theory framework that are used in the study and the data analysis technique adopted by the researcher in carrying his research on the study and draw a conclusion from the findings in the last chapter.

A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF REMI RAJI’S WEB OF REMEMBRANCE AND IDRIS AMALI’S WAR OF ANTS

 AbstractStylistics over the years has proven to be a field capable of accounting for the structural and functional intricacies of language and its style of use. This is owing to the fact that it is a field that allows for the empirical and thorough analysis of texts (both literary and non-literary), through its vast and apt analytical tools. In lieu of this, this study is a stylistic analysis of Remi Raji’s Web of Remembrance and Idris Amali’s War of Ants. The purpose of the study w...

THE CONCEPT OF SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD IN CHRISTINE OVERALLS PHILOSOPHY, AN ETHICAL EVALUATION

A surrogate, which is synonymous with words such as “deputize,” “foster,” and “substitute,” is not a strange word for many persons, even in Africa. It explains the condition that births a person or animal acting as a substitute for the social or personal role of another, such as a surrogate mother. However, commendable as this sounds, the problem of surrogacy in today’s world reached apogee as a result of the misconstrued preconception of familyhood. This growing misinterpretati...


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