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Polemics and Patronage in the City of Victory: Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court

Author: Valerie Stoker
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] University of California Press 2016
Series: South Asia across the disciplines
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did the patronage activities of India's Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346-1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the north or as a religiously ecumenical state, Valerie Stoker argues that the Vijayanagara court was selective in its patronage of religious institutions. To understand the dynamic interaction between  Read more...
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Named Person: Vyāsatīrtha
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Stoker
ISBN: 9780520291836 0520291832 9780520965461 0520965469
OCLC Number: 1004186071
Language Note: English
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (230 Seiten))
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations Note on Transliteration and Translation 1. Hindu Sectarianism and the City of Victory 2. Royal and Religious Authority in Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara: A Ma?hadhipati at K?s?n?adevaraya's Court 3. Sectarian Rivalries at an Ecumenical Court: Vyasatirtha, Advaita Vedanta, and the Smarta Brahmins 4. Allies or Rivals? Vyasatirtha's Material, Social, and Ritual Interactions with the S'ri-vais?n?avas 5. The Social Life of Vedanta Philosophy: Vyasatirtha's Polemics against Visi??advaita Vedanta 6. Hindu, Ecumenical, Sectarian: Religion and the Vijayanagara Court Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: South Asia across the disciplines

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