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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (2): 522–524.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Rumya S. Putcha Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance . By Harshita Mruthinti Kamath . Berkeley : University of California Press , 2019 . 215 pp. ISBN: 9780520301665 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2020 2020...
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Published: 01 August 2014
Figure 2. Brahmin and Dalit drinking from the same fountain. (Thirst for Water: The train has two minutes left to leave. The Brahmin and the untouchable drink water from the same tap.) Source: Kedia ( 1933 , 34). More
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Journal of Asian Studies (2006) 65 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 February 2006
... University Press . Marco della Tomba and the Brahmin from Banaras: Missionaries, Orientalists, and Indian Scholars DAVID N. LORENZEN ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES FROM EUROPE established a permanent presence in India in the year 1500, when eight Franciscans arrived in Cochin with the Portuguese expedition...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1970) 29 (2): 484–485.
Published: 01 February 1970
...P. D. Reeves Politics and Social Conflict in South India: The Non-Brahmin Movement and Tamil Separatism, 1916–1929 . By Eugene F. Irschick . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1969 . xiii, 414 pp. Appendixes, Bibliography, Index. $9.75. Copyright © The Association for Asian...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1964) 23 (S1): 53–69.
Published: 01 June 1964
...Gerald D. Berreman Abstract The roles of various castes (jatis) in Hindu religious activities have been of interest to many students of rural Indian society. As a result, we are quite familiar with the patterns of ceremonial activity of Brahmin priests and of other participants in Brahmanical...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2004) 63 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 February 2004
...Brenda E. Brasher Aryans, Jews, Brahmins: Theorizing Authority Through Myths of Identity . By Dorothy M. Figueira . Albany : State University of New York Press , 2002 . viii , 205 pp. $62.50 (cloth); $20.95 (paper). Copyright © Association for Asian Studies 2004 2004 220 T H E J...
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 4. Dalits, Brahmins, and water (Vyam et al. 2011 , 50). Courtesy of Navayana. More
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Journal of Asian Studies (1975) 34 (2): 461–472.
Published: 01 February 1975
... with policy and with the educated elite bound together by a common ideology. Instead of looking at partnerships of fellows, we should be looking at vertical alliances. After all, according to him, these alliances were mostly cross-caste and cross-religion. “Hindus worked with Muslims, Brahmins were hand...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1964) 23 (S1): 89–97.
Published: 01 June 1964
... and penetrate from one section of the subcontinent to the other, filtering across deep political and social barriers. Thus in ancient times Brahminical Hinduism spread south from the Northwest, and Hinduism and Jainism, originating in the Northeast, followed closely upon its path. In medieval times the various...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2000) 59 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 February 2000
... born,” Brahmins, Kshatriyas [warriors] and Vaishyas [merchants]) and the intermediate castes (mostly peasant proprietors and even dominant castes). They form the bulk of the Shudras—the fourth category ( varna ) of the classical Hindu social arrangement. The OBCs, whose professional activity is often...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (1): 63–80.
Published: 01 February 2012
... strengths of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), and explains how a party once based on Dalit (ex-Untouchable, or Scheduled Caste) support was able to cooperate with Brahmins. In these processes the mobile phone acted as a remarkable “force multiplier” to the existing BSP organization and helped party workers...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1986) 45 (2): 355–358.
Published: 01 February 1986
...David M. Knipe Abstract This two-volume study of a great Vedic sacrifice, the Agnicayana, or “piling of the fire altar,” accomplishes two ends. First, the work is detailed ethnographic coverage of the twelve-day Agnicayana performed by the Nambudiri Brahmin community in Panjal, Kerala, South India...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1976) 35 (4): 611–625.
Published: 01 August 1976
...J. Moussaieff Masson Abstract Dumont's essay “World Renunciation in Indian Religions,” given as the Frazer lecture at Oxford in 1958, has achieved a considerable reputation; it inspired, for example, J. C. Heesterman's article “Brahmin, Ritual and Renouncer.” Dumont's article is not easy...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1976) 35 (4): 597–609.
Published: 01 August 1976
...; and there are few who can compete with this combination of skills. Nevertheless his study of the relationship between king and brahmin in traditional and (so far as is relevant) modern Indian society—a study found principally in one essay—impressed me in two ways, which, in association, did not sustain admiration...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1964) 23 (S1): 151–197.
Published: 01 June 1964
... of this paper. Orthoprax emphasizes ritual aspects of religious behavior rather than its belief content, and more accurately reflects the lay Brahmin's conception of the religious man. I gratefully express my debt to Dr. Marriott for his painstaking analysis of an earlier draft, and for his numerous substantive...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (1): 281–283.
Published: 01 February 2012
...,” analyzes the ways in which Brahmins increasingly regained a powerful status in society after the Maurya period. Instead of trying to revive Vedic society, this “new Brahmanism” sought patronage by offering a variety of (ritual) services to rulers, combined with a comprehensive vision of society...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2004) 63 (1): 235–236.
Published: 01 February 2004
... language and intertwined local histories. FRANK J. KOROM Boston University Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives, and Dance. By NITA MATHUR. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2002. ix, 225 pp. $39.95 (cloth). Born into a Hindu Tamil Brahmin family, I grew up exposed to the classical arts and rituals...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (4): 843–862.
Published: 01 November 2015
... on May 9, 2004, Almora. 85 For one example, see Pant, Juniya, op. cit. note 47, 80. 84 Shivani suggests that the Gaurda's verse was a barb commenting on many children at the mission being illegitimate progeny of the town's Brahmins (Shivani, op. cit. note 82, 61). I prefer my own...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1964) 23 (S1): 5–20.
Published: 01 June 1964
... and at domestic shrines. Shamans are usually drawn from the lower levels of a local social hierarchy, rarely from those higher groups who have the right to act as priests to the scriptural deities. Although Beals mentioned a Brahmin who acted as a shaman, this is quite rare in most parts of India. A priest...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (2): 528–529.
Published: 01 May 1997
... and marriage preferences, astrology practices, menstruation and female puberty rites, possession by deities, and agricultural production and labor relations she examines "the positional perspectives of both women and men" in five Non-Brahmin and Brahmin castes (p. 7). These often opposed groups are portrayed...