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Title Religion and Identity in South Asia and Beyond : Essays in Honor of Patrick Olivelle / edited by Steven E. Lindquist.
Imprint London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2011.

Series Cultural, historical and textual studies of religions
Cultural, historical and textual studies of religions.
Subject South Asia -- Religion.
Religion and literature -- South Asia.
Religion and sociology -- South Asia.
Alt Name Olivelle, Patrick.
Lindquist, Steven E.
Description 1 online resource (392 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
"Major publications of Patrick Olivelle": pages 15-20.
Summary "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 Asrama 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.
Contents Introduction: Patrick Olivelle and indology; major publications of Patrick Olivelle -- Word, text, context. The elusive snataka / Timothy Lubin -- Who gets to live forever in ancient India? Rethinking ayus ("life") in the Rgveda / Jarrod L. Whitaker -- One Yajnavalkya ... two? on the (questionable) historicity of a literary figure / Steven E. Lindquist -- A theologian in a South Indian kingdom: the historical context of the Jivanmuktiviveka of Vidyaranya / Robert A Goodding -- The rhetoric of secrecy in the Upanisads / Brian Black -- Custom and law. Punishing puns: etymology as linguistic ideology in Hindu and British traditions / Robert A. Yelle -- Matrilineal adoption, inheritance law, and rites for the dead among Hindus in medieval Kerala / Donald R. Davis Jr. -- Punishing in public: imposing moral self-dominance in normative Sanskrit sources / Federico Squarcini -- Buddhists and jains as selves and others / How the Buddha dealt with non-Buddhists / Olivers Freigerger -- Sacrifice and asceticism in early Mahayana Buddhism / Daniel Boucher -- Text and image: identifying Ellora's Jain Deities / Lisa N Owen -- (Re)considering geographical and conceptual boundaries. Spiritual practice and corporate identity in medieval Sufi communities of Iran, Central Asia, and India: the Khalvati/'Ishqi/Shattari continuum / Devin DeWeese -- Digesting the sacrifices: ritual internalization in Jewish, Hindu, and Manichaean traditions / Jason BeDuhn -- The Hindutva underground: Hindu nationalism and the Indian National Congress in late Colonial and Early postcolonial India / Manu Bhagavan -- Marking the boundaries of a new literary identity: the assertion of 'Dalit Consciousness' in Dalit literary criticism / Laura R. Brueck -- Young Svetaketu in America: learning to be Hindu in the Diaspora.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780857288110 (electronic bk.)
0857288113 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 780444645
Additional Format Print version: Religion and identity in South Asia and beyond. London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2011 9780857287908 (OCoLC)726817808

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