Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle
Steven E. Lindquist
Anthem Press, 2011 - Religion - 392 pages
"This volume brings together sixteen articles on the religions, literatures and histories of South and Central Asia in tribute to Patrick Olivelle, one of North America's leading Sanskritists and historians of early India. An exceptionally prolific scholar, Olivelle's best-known works include 'Manu's Code of Law (2005), 'The Early Upanisads' (1998) and 'The åAâsrama System' (1993). Over the last four decades, the focus of his scholarship has been on the ascentic and legal traditions of India, but his work as both a researcher and a teacher extends beyond early Indian religion and literature. [Title] is a testament to that influence. The contributions in this volume, many by former students of Olivelle, are committed to linguistic and historical rigor, combined with sensitivity to how the study of Asia has been changing over the last few decades. Several of the essays examine the construction of religious and cultural identity (whether among Brahmins, Buddhists, Dalits, or Muslims), while others are concerned particularly with problems of historical reconstruction and textual interpretation."--P  of cover.
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Abdullah Abu'l-Hasan adoption al-Din Amar Chitra Katha argue Åruñi ascetic ayus BÅU Bistami bodhisattva brahmin Buddha Buddhist century Chåndogya Upanißad comic book context critical cultural Dalit consciousness Dalit literary Dalit literature Dalit writers deities Delhi dharma Dharma†åstra Digambara discussion Ellora’s etymologies example figure Fiıer Gandhi Ghawth gods Herat Hindi Hindi Dalit Hindu Hinduism Hindutva historical householder ideology images Indian Ishqi Ishqœ Ìyus Jain Jina Kerala Khalvatœ king labels language LDhP lineage Mahåyåna Månavadharma†åstra mantras matrilineal Mawarannahr monks Mu∆ammad Khalvatœ Muhammad Munshi Mller narrative nisba normative offerings Olivelle’s one’s Oxford University Press political practice priests punishment råddha Råß™rapåla Religion religious renunciation rites ritual participants rõgeri role sacrifice Sanskrit scholars secrecy Sha™™årœ Shattari Shaykh silsila snåtaka social society sources spiritual stanza story Studies Sufi suggests teachings temple term texts textual tion tradition translation Upanishads Upanißads Veda Vedic vetaketu Vidyårañya Vijayanagara Yåj∞avalkya yakßa yakßœ