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Vedic voices : intimate narratives of a living Andhra tradition

Author: David M Knipe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For countless generations families have lived in isolated communities in the Godavari Delta of coastal Andhra Pradesh, learning and reciting their legacy of Vedas, performing daily offerings and occasional sacrifices. They are the virtually unrecognized survivors of a 3,700-year-old heritage, the last in India who perform the ancient animal and soma sacrifices according to Vedic tradition. In Vedic Voices, David M.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Knipe, David M.
Vedic voices.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014031556
(OCoLC)893455452
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Knipe
ISBN: 9780199397709 0199397708
OCLC Number: 900633092
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. The Godavari Delta --
2. Vedamlo, "Living in the Veda" --
3. A Selection of Ahitagnis and Other Veda Pandits --
4. Becoming a Veda --
5. Becoming a Householder --
6. Becoming Agni --
Epilogue: Becoming "Modern" --
Glossary.
Responsibility: David M. Knipe.

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David M. Knipe studies four generations of ten families living in the Godavari Delta of coastal Andhra Pradesh, examining their lives; ancestral lineages; choices as pandits; relationships to wives  Read more...

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"Knipe (emer., South Asian studies, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) provides an essential work of anthropological scholarship, a product of his more than 35 years of field research as well as careful Read more...

 
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