Puranas and Acculturation: A Historico-Anthropological Perspective

Vijay Nath

Published by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2001
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This gigantic Puranic corpus stands apart from earlier Brahmanical literature in many ways. Not the least of which is the fact that whereas the Vedas, and the Dharamasastras were for self-study and meant for the exclusive religious edification of the upper stratum, the Puranas were to be recited in popular gathering and generally projected as the scriptures of the masses. Inspite of the fact that so much has been written about the Puranas, no convicting rationale has been offered for their composition and proliferation. This work aims at removing this lacuna and establishing the purposive nature of the Puranas. Printed Pages: 275. 15 x 23 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 26667

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Synopsis: The present work aims at removing any confusion over the texts and establishing the purposive nature of the Puranic texts. It also seems to underline the dialectical nature of relationship that existed between the processes of their composition and the forces of acculturation that became activated and more visible during Gupta/post-Gupta times due to the mounting demands and pressures of an emergent socio-economic order based on agricultural expansion

About the Author: Dr. Vijay Nath is a Reader in Jankidevi College, Delhi University. She secured her Master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delhi. Her articles focusing on socio-economic and religious history of ancient India have appeared in a number of well-known journals.

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Title: Puranas and Acculturation: A ...
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Publication Date: 2001
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