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Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India

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Book Series: Documenta Nepalica: Book Series ISSN: 25687867/ e-ISSN 25698141 ISBN: 9783946054702 9783946054719 Year: Pages: 538 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.331.454 Language: English
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Ethnology --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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This volume is the outcome of the conference “Studying Documents in Premodern South Asia and Beyond: Problems and Perspective”, held in October 2015 in Heidelberg. In bringing together experts from different fields—including Indology, Tibetology, History, Anthropology, Religious Studies, and Digital Humanties—it aims at exploring and rethinking issues of diplomatics and typology, the place of documents in relation to other texts and literary genres, methods of archiving and editing documents, as well as their “social life”, i.e. the role they play in social, religious and political constellations, the agents and practices of their use, and the norms and institutions they embody and constitute.

Embodying the Vedas. Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra

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ISBN: 9783110517323 9783110517316 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1515/9783110517323 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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Popularly Hinduism is believed to be the world’s oldest living religion. This claim is based on a continuous reverence to the oldest strata of religious authority within the Hindu traditions, the Vedic corpus, which began to be composed more than three thousand years ago, around 1750–1200 BCE. The Vedas have been considered by many as the philosophical cornerstone of the Brahmanical traditions (āstika); even previous to the colonial construction of the concept of “Hinduism.” However, what can be pieced together from the Vedic texts is very different from contemporary Hindu religious practices, beliefs, social norms and political realities. This book presents the results of a study of the traditional education and training of Brahmins through the traditional system of education called gurukula as observed in 25 contemporary Vedic schools across the state of Maharasthra. This system of education aims to teach Brahmin males how to properly recite, memorize and ultimately embody the Veda. This book combines insights from ethnographic and textual analysis to unravel how the recitation of the Vedic texts and the Vedic traditions, as well as the identity of the traditional Brahmin in general, are transmitted from one generation to the next in contemporary India.

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