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Ascetic Life

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Ascetics are Hardwar’s final group of religious contractors. The chapter first examines their general characteristics as renunciants living an alternate lifestyle—whether as independents or as ... More


On the Categories Brahman, King and Sanyasi

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/9780198077404.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter presents an analysis of the Dharmaranya Purana. The analysis selects certain myths that are connected to the meaning of the sanyasi, Brahman, and king categories. It demonstrates that ... More


Ancestry

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the ancestry of Jamnalal Bajaj. It first describes Wardha, in central Maharashtra, where the Marwaris migrated from their native Rajasthan, and where Mahatma Gandhi decided to ... More


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