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Vedantic variations in the presence of Europe: establishing the Hindu dharma in late nineteenth century Bengal

We will offer in this essay an analytic overview of four texts from the second half of the nineteenth century which elaborated different variations on the Hindu dharma. These are Rajnarayan Basu’s Hindu Dharmera Sresthata (‘The Superiority of the Hindu dharma’, 1879), Bankim Chandra Chatterjee’s Dharmatattva (1888, ‘Principles of Dharma’), Bhudeb Mukhopadhyay’s Sāmājika Prabandha ...

The Absolute of Advaita and the Spirit of Hegel: Situating Vedānta on the Horizons of British Idealisms

Purpose A significant volume of philosophical literature produced by Indian academic philosophers in the first half of the twentieth century can be placed under the rubric of ‘Śaṁkara and X’, where X is Hegel, or a German or a British philosopher who had commented on, elaborated or critiqued the Hegelian system. We will explore in this essay the philosophical significance of ...

Effect of online formative assessment on summative performance in integrated musculoskeletal system module

Background The impact of web-based formative assessment practices on performance of undergraduate medical students in summative assessments is not widely studied. This study was conducted among third-year undergraduate medical students of a designated university in Malaysia to compare the effect, on performance in summative assessment, of repeated computer-based formative ...

The relationship between learning preferences (styles and approaches) and learning outcomes among pre-clinical undergraduate medical students

Jagmohni Sidhu 0 Ankur Barua 1 0 Department of Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre, International Medical University , No. 126, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia 1

A cross-sectional study on quality of life among the elderly in non-governmental organizations’ elderly homes in Kuala Lumpur

Background There is a rapid increase in the population of the elderly globally, and Malaysia is anticipated to become an ageing nation in 2030. Maintaining health, social participation, reducing institutionalization, and improving quality of life of the elderly are public health challenges of the 21 st century. Quality of life among elderly in Elderly Homes in Malaysia is under ...

Expression of P16 in high-risk human papillomavirus related lesions of the uterine cervix in a government hospital, Malaysia

Background Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women worldwide. It is well established that human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the prime risk factor in the development of cervical cancer. The current screening and diagnostic tests have limitations in identifying the range of lesions caused by HPV. The current study aims to evaluate the diagnostic value ...

Determinants of respiratory diseases in East Sikkim

the third year MBBS student Mr. Santosh P. Kesari. His research guides and technical advisors were Dr. Ankur Barua and Dr. V.K. Tiwari. The final project report was approved and accepted by the ICMR

Qualities of an effective teacher: what do medical teachers think?

Background Effective teaching in medicine is essential to produce good quality doctors. A number of studies have attempted to identify the characteristics of an effective teacher. However, most of literature regarding an effective medical teacher includes student ratings or expert opinions. Furthermore, interdisciplinary studies for the same are even fewer. We did a cross-sectional ...