Stories about Posts

Stories about Posts

Stories about Posts

Stories about Posts is the magnum opus of Madeleine Biardeau, one of the most influential Indologists of the twentieth century. Nearly twenty years in the making, it connects her varied studies on the Sanskrit epics, the Hindu Goddess, Vedic sacrifice, rural India, and the interpretation of Hinduism. After exploring several ethnographic facts that have escaped the notice of previous observers, Biardeau presents a variety of hunches, hypotheses, and insights building up to the provocative thesis of Stories about Posts: that the variations found in the contemporary cult of the Goddess—in both her royal and rural village aspects—reveal untraced regional histories of the Vedic sacrificial post, the yupa. Biardeau's work opens up new ways of thinking about Vedic sacrificial themes and elements as they recur in post-Vedic texts and iconographies. It also connects wayside stones in Maharashtra named after the buffalo to stones, posts, and people named after a so-called Buffalo King in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamilnadu. A work of magnificent scholarship and fieldwork, Stories about Posts, in ways no previous work has attempted, much less accomplished, unravels much of the mystery surrounding contemporary Hindu ritual by connecting it to the ancient Sanskrit epics. As such, it will fascinate students of Indology, religious studies, and anthropology for years to come.

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Stories about Posts
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Madeleine Biardeau, Taï Walker
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

Stories about Posts is the magnum opus of Madeleine Biardeau, one of the most influential Indologists of the twentieth century. Nearly twenty years in the making, it connects her varied studies on the Sanskrit epics, the Hindu Goddess, Vedic sacrifice, rural India, and the interpretation of Hinduism. After exploring several
A Plethora of Posts
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Manuel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

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United States Congressional Serial Set
Language: en
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Authors: John Manuel
Categories: United States
Type: BOOK - Published: 1966 - Publisher:

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U.S. Aeronautics and Space Activities
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: United States. President
Categories: Aeronautics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1965 - Publisher:

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The Many Colors of Hinduism
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Carl Olson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

Conventional approaches to Hinduism typically stress its classical religious tradition with an emphasis on the Brahmin texts and practices. Frequently neglected are the practices of lower caste Indians, the role of women in the culture, the religious life of village folk, devotion to the deity Rama, and the Sant tradition

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