Language, Texts, and Society: Explorations in Ancient Indian Culture and Religion

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Firenze University Press, 2005 - Social Science - 419 pages
 

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Contents

Preface
7
A Literary Study of an Upanißadic Story
13
Women and Indian Technologies of Immortality
101
The Ascetic Appropriation
121
The Middle
137
Explorations in the Early History ofDharmaåstra
155
Structure and Composition of the Månava Dharmaåstra
179
A Study in the Language
217
A Study in åstric Intertextuality
261
A Study in åstric Intertextuality
275
Social Significance of Hair
321
An Exploration in Dietary Language
351
Dietary Rules
367
References
395
Index
413
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Womens Agency in the Dharmaåstras
247

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