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'"This essay in itself is a major contribution with an aim to inspire those who want to know the inside complexity of the Hindu society and religion.'
Rana P.B. Sing, "The National Geographical Journal of India, 1987.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction, Frederique Apffel Marglin
Concerning the Categories subha and suddha in Hindu Culture: an Exploratory Essay, T. N. Madan
Kings and Omens, Ronald Inden
Purity and Auspiciousness in the Sankrit Epics, Alf Hiltebeitel
The Two Levels of Auspiciousness in Srivaisnava Ritual and Literature, Vasudha Narayanan
Types of oppositions in Hindu Culture, Frederique Apffel Marglin
The Pure and the Auspicious in the Jaina Tradition, Padmanabh S. Jaini
Purity and Auspiciousness at the Edge of the Hindu Context - in Theravada Buddhist Societies, Stanley J. Tambiah
Conclusion: Axes of Sacred Value in hindu Society, John B. Carman
Contributors
Index

Portrait

John B. Carman, Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Religion in the Harvard Divinity School, is the Director of Harvard's Center for the Study of World Religions. He is the author of The Theology of Ramanuja (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974), editor of the 1967 Consultation Report, Study of Religion in Indian Universities, co-author with the Rev. P. Y. Luke of Village Christians and Hindu Culture (Lutterworth Press, 1968) and translator of W. Brede Kristensen's lectures in phenomenology of religion, published under the title, The Meaning of Religion (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1960). Frederique Apffel Marglin is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Smith College. She is the author of Wives of the God-King: The Rituals of the Devadasis of Puri (Oxford University Press, 1985) as well as of several articles on Hindu rituals, myths, and images of the feminine. Her current research focuses on royal rituals in Orissa.

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'"This essay in itself is a major contribution with an aim to inspire those who want to know the inside complexity of the Hindu society and religion."' Rana P.B. Sing, "The National Geographical Journal of India", 1987.
EAN: 9789004077898
ISBN: 9004077898
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BRILL ACADEMIC PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1985
Seitenanzahl: 129 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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