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Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Veena Das

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Hindu caste and ritual are two features of the Hindu society that are discussed in Structure and Cognition. The book presents a thorough analysis of two Sanskrit texts, the Dharmaranya Purana and the ... More


Introduction

Veena Das

in Structure and Cognition: Aspects of Hindu Caste and Ritual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077404
eISBN:
9780199081172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077404.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This introductory chapter discusses Hindu caste and ritual. It examines the religious texts in Sanskrit, which serve as relevant sources of information on Indian society. It takes a look at ... More


The Date of the Veda

Edwin Bryant

in The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture: The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137774
eISBN:
9780199834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137779.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The various attempts made to date Sanskrit texts (the Veda) are examined in the context that if the Ŗgveda (the earliest of the texts) is at least a millennium older than its commonly accepted date, ... More


A Literary Paradise: The Tarikh Tradition in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Kashmir

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 2 explores the tarikhs written during the Mughal period to illustrate the ways in which they drew on earlier Sanskrit and Persian texts to assert the distinctiveness of Kashmir within the ... More


The Textual Material

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter considers the textual material of Tantra, which consists mainly of texts called tantra in Sanskrit. Not all Tantric texts are called Tantra. They are also called āgama (“tradition”), ... More


Chinese Terminology and Additional Indian Terms

Jonathan A. Silk

in Managing Monks: Administrators and Administrative Roles in Indian Buddhist Monasticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326840
eISBN:
9780199852079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326840.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The term “administrators” can take a number of various terms in Chinese translations of Indian texts. It is difficult to find the direct counterparts for certain Chinese terms but studies have been ... More


Introduction: Paradise on Earth: The Past and Present of History-Writing in Kashmir

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The introduction provides a broad scholarly context for the arguments put forward in the book by focusing on three main themes. First, the interconnectedness of Kashmir’s multilingual historical ... More


Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book seeks to study the changes which took place in the field of Hindu law as it evolved between the eighth and the fourteenth centuries and as reflected in selected Sanskrit texts written ... More


Medical and Mythical Constructions of the Body in Sanskrit Texts 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the concept of the human body in Hinduism by analyzing three Sanskrit texts: medical texts, The Laws of Manu, and the Puranas. It first considers the doctrine of the three ... More


Conclusion: Return to Macondo

Ericka Beckman

in Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679195
eISBN:
9781452948317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679195.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents Gabriel García Márquez’s novel, Cienaños de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude [1967]), to discuss the revival of nineteenth-century fictions that promoted capitalism. The ... More


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