Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual, and Religion

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1998 - Hinduism - 265 pages
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The classical Vedic texts that deal with large-scale sacrificial ritual and those writings that deal with domestic ritual have traditionally been treated as unrelated. The former are devoted to the explication of rituals that are dominated by wealthy male elites; the latter concern humble private ceremonies more open to famale participation. Reflections on Resemblance, Ritual and Religion argues that there is in fact, a fundamental connection between these two large and important bodies of Indic religious literature.
 

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Contents

Hinduism and Vedism
3
Constructing Vedism
30
Ritual and Reality
50
The Ritual Construction of Being
82
The Organization of Ritual Knowledge
120
The Organization of Ritual Practice
143
Ritual Hierarchy Substitution and Equivalency
169
The Destiny of Vedism
200
Bibliography
226
Index and Glossary
253
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