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Auteur(s) : Sathaye, Adheesh A.  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Crossing the lines of caste [Texte imprimé] : Viśvāmitra and the construction of Brahmin power in Hindu mythology / Adheesh A. Sathaye

Publication : Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2015

Description matérielle : xix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Comprend : Machine generated contents note: ; List of Illustrations ; Acknowledgments ; Note on Transliteration ; Abbreviations ; About the Companion Website ; Introduction: Crossing the Lines of Caste ; Foundations ; 1. Poet, Priest, and Prince: Glimpses of Visvamitra in Vedic Literature ; 2. Genealogy of the Brahmin Other in the Sanskrit Epics ; Adaptations ; 3. Spinning the Brahmin Other in the Early Puranas ; 4. Geo-Mapping the Brahmin Other in Regional Puranic Literature ; Confrontations ; 5. Encountering the Brahmin Double in Medieval India ; 6. Becoming a New Brahmin in Modern India ; Conclusions: Texts, Performances, and Hindu Mythological Culture ; Catalogue of Visvamitra Legends ; Bibliography ; Index.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
"What does it mean to be a Brahmin, and what could it mean to become one? Over the years, intellectuals and dogmatists have offered plenty of answers to the first question, but the latter presents a cultural puzzle, since normative Brahminical ideology deems it impossible for an ordinary individual to change caste without first undergoing death and rebirth. There is, however, one notable figure in the Hindu mythological tradition who is said to have transformed himself from a king into a Brahmin by amassing great ascetic power, or tapas: the ornery sage Visvamitra. Through texts composed in Sanskrit and vernacular languages, oral performances, and visual media, Crossing the Lines of Caste examines the rich mosaic of legends about Visvamitra found across the Hindu mythological tradition. It offers a comprehensive historical analysis of how the "storyworlds" conjured up through these various tellings have served to adapt, upgrade, and reinforce the social identity of real-world Brahmin communities, from the ancient Vedic past up to the hypermodern present. Using a performance-centered approach to situate the production of the Visvamitra legends within specific historical contexts, Crossing the Lines of Caste reveals how and why mythological culture has played an active, dialogical role in the construction of Brahmin social power over the last three thousand years" ; "Exploring the connections between Hindu mythology and caste in India through Sanskrit and vernacular texts, performances, and visual media, Crossing the Lines of Caste offers a cultural-historical analysis of the legends of Visvamitra. It reveals how and why mythological culture has played an active, dialogical role in the construction of Brahmin social power for more than three thousand years"


Sujet(s) : Viśvāmitra (mythologie hindoue)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Castes -- Aspect religieux -- Hindouisme  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Brahmanisme  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780199341108. - ISBN 0199341109. - ISBN 9780199341115. - ISBN 0199341117. - ISBN 9780190236847 (erroné)

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb443549032

Notice n° :  FRBNF44354903 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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