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Structure and cognition : aspects of Hindu caste and ritual

Author: Veena Das
Publisher: New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3. edView all editions and formats
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Sociological analysis of Hindu caste & ritual has primarily been confined to the empirical study of local communities. In this work the author adds a new dimension by basing her data on an examination of selected myths in Puranic & Sutra literature, in particular the Dharmaranya Purana & the Grihya Sutra.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Även utgiven elektroniskt:
Das, Veena.
Structure and cognition.
2012
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Veena Das
ISBN: 9780198077404 0198077408
OCLC Number: 940052502
Description: 1 online resource (189 s.) : diagram
Contents: PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. ON THE CATEGORIES: BRAHMAN, KING, AND SANYASI; 3. OF JATIS; 4. CONCEPTS OF SPACE; 5. THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE IN HINDUISM; EPILOGUE; APPENDIX 1; APPENDIX 2; REFERENCES, INDEX
Responsibility: Veena Das.

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This book is an original sociological analysis of Hindu caste and ritual based on selected myths from Puranic and Sutra literature, set in a wider discussion of Hinduism. It also charts a fruitful  Read more...

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