Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Last Christmas delivery dates
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 19th December 2nd Class | 20th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Embodying the Vedas: Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra (Hardback)
  • Embodying the Vedas: Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra (Hardback)
zoom

Embodying the Vedas: Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra (Hardback)

(author)
£91.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 24/04/2017
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Popularly Hinduism is believed to be the world's oldest living religion. This claim is based on a continuous reverence to the oldest strata of religious authority within the Hindu traditions, the Vedic corpus, which began to be composed more than three thousand years ago, around 1750-1200 BCE. The Vedas have been considered by many as the philosophical cornerstone of the Brahmanical traditions (astika); even previous to the colonial construction of the concept of "Hinduism." However, what can be pieced together from the Vedic texts is very different from contemporary Hindu religious practices, beliefs, social norms and political realities. This book presents the results of a study of the traditional education and training of Brahmins through the traditional system of education called gurukula as observed in 25 contemporary Vedic schools across the state of Maharasthra. This system of education aims to teach Brahmin males how to properly recite, memorize and ultimately embody the Veda. This book combines insights from ethnographic and textual analysis to unravel how the recitation of the Vedic texts and the Vedic traditions, as well as the identity of the traditional Brahmin in general, are transmitted from one generation to the next in contemporary India.

Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110517316
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Upanishads
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Mahabharata
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Hindu Myths
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Bhagavad Gita
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Bhagavad Gita
Added to basket
The Bhagavad Gita
Added to basket
The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali
Added to basket
Introducing Hinduism
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Hinduism For Dummies
Added to basket
Five Dharma Types
Added to basket
Was Hinduism Invented?
Added to basket
Ramayana
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Bhagavad Gita
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
The Upanishads
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Paths To God
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.