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The Vernacular Moment

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Observes the attention to historical detail in the Līḷācaritra and this allows us some access to the social conditions that were arrayed around vernacularization in the decades just before the full ... More


The Mahanubhav Ethic

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Tracks how this rejection of social inequity inspired the use of Marathi as the medium of communication for the early Mahanubhav community. In writing a historical text, the early Mahanubhavs wished ... More


A Vernacular Manifesto

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Discusses the rationale that Jnandev gives in his text for the innovative use of Marathi rather than Sanskrit as his medium. Jnandev claims that he uses Marathi for the sake of “women, low castes, ... More


Sonic Equality

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Draws out the contours of this social ethics in the Jñāneśvarī by tracking the relationship between statements about social equality and idioms of social inequality that were endemic to ... More


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