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The Resource Embodying the Vedas : Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra, Borayin Larios, (electronic resource)

Embodying the Vedas : Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra, Borayin Larios, (electronic resource)

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Embodying the Vedas : Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra
Title
Embodying the Vedas
Title remainder
Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra
Statement of responsibility
Borayin Larios
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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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Larios, Borayin,
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other
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In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Open Access e-Books
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  • Brahmanism
  • Hinduism and education
Target audience
specialized
Label
Embodying the Vedas : Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra, Borayin Larios, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110517323
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Framing the Veda: General Contexts
  • 3 The Vedic Schools in Contemporary Maharashtra
  • 4 Life in the Vedapāṭhaśālā
  • 5 Mimesis, Habitus, and Embodiment: Becoming a Vedamūrti
  • 6 Preservation or Innovation? Changes in the Transmission of Vedic Identity and Tradition
  • 7 Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: The Vedic Schools
  • Appendix 2: The Vikṛti Permutations of the Saṃhitā
  • Appendix 3: Images and Short Film of the Vedic Schools
  • Frontmatter
  • Glossary of Commonly Used Terms
  • Bibliography
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Lubin, Timothy
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on Sanskrit and Marathi Words
  • List of Abbreviations
Control code
9783110517323
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110517323
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110517323
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110435801
Label
Embodying the Vedas : Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra, Borayin Larios, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110517323
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Framing the Veda: General Contexts
  • 3 The Vedic Schools in Contemporary Maharashtra
  • 4 Life in the Vedapāṭhaśālā
  • 5 Mimesis, Habitus, and Embodiment: Becoming a Vedamūrti
  • 6 Preservation or Innovation? Changes in the Transmission of Vedic Identity and Tradition
  • 7 Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: The Vedic Schools
  • Appendix 2: The Vikṛti Permutations of the Saṃhitā
  • Appendix 3: Images and Short Film of the Vedic Schools
  • Frontmatter
  • Glossary of Commonly Used Terms
  • Bibliography
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • Lubin, Timothy
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on Sanskrit and Marathi Words
  • List of Abbreviations
Control code
9783110517323
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110517323
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110517323
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1110435801

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