Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond: Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle

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Steven E. Lindquist
Anthem Press, 2011 - Religion - 392 pages
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"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 [4] of cover.
  

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Contents

STEVEN E LINDQUIST
9
TIMOTHY LUBIN
23
The Elusive Snåtaka
33
WHITAKER
41
STEVEN E LINDQUIST
69
ROBERT A GOODDING
83
BRIAN BLACK
101
ROBERT A YELLE
129
OLIVER FREIBERGER
185
DANIEL BOUCHER
197
LISA N OWEN
225
DEVIN DEWEESE
251
JASON BEDUHN
301
MANU BHAGAVAN
321
LAURA R BRUECK
347
KARLINE MCLAIN
369

DONALD R DAVIS
147
FEDERICO SQUARCINI
165
List of Contributors
391
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Steven E. Lindquist is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA.

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