A Prehistory of Hinduism

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Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG, 2016 - Literary Criticism - 234 pages
This book is a pioneering attempt to understand the prehistory of Hinduism in South Asia. Exploring religious processes in the Deccan region between the eleventh and the nineteenth century with class relations as its point of focus, it throws new light on the making of religious communities, monastic institutions, legends, lineages, and the ethics that governed them. In the light of this prehistory, a compelling framework is suggested for a revision of existing perspectives on the making of Hinduism in the nineteenth and the twentieth century.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Indumauḷis Grief and the Making of ReligiousIdentities
13
3 Forests of Learning and the Invention of ReligiousTraditions
43
4 Heredity Genealogies and the Advent of the NewMonastery
80
5 Miracles Ethicality and the Great Divergence
112
6 Sainthood in Transition and the Crisis ofAlienation
145
7 Epilogue
174
Bibliography
184
List of Tables
196
Index
197
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First Name: Manu V.; Surname: Devadevan; Institution: Indian Institute of Technology; City: Mandi; Country: India

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