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Title: Words and Deeds: Hindu and Buddhist Rituals in South Asia
Language of title: English
Editor: Jörg Gengnagel
Ute Hüsken
Srilata Raman

Description: Publisher's Description: Words and Deeds is a collection of articles on rituals in South Asia with a special focus on their texts and context. The volume presupposes that a comprehensive definition of ritual does not exist. Instead, the papers in it avoid essentialist definitions, allowing for a possible polythetic definition of the concept to emerge. Papers in this volume include those on Initiation, Pre-Natal Rites, Religious Processions, Royal Consecration, Rituals which mark the commencement of ritual, Rituals of devotion and Vedic sacrifice as well as contributions which address the broader theoretical issues of engaging in the study of ritual texts and ritual practice, both from the etic and the emic perspective. These studies show that any study of the relationship between the text and the context of rituals must also allow for the possibility that different categories of performers can and do subjectively constitute the relationship between their ritual knowledge and ritual practice, between text and context in differing and nuanced ways.

Publisher Place: Wiesbaden
Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag
Publisher country: Germany
Publisher URL: http://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/
Published Date: 2005
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Classification: Buddhist Studies -- Ritual
Cultural Coverage: India
Language: English
Series Title: Ethno-Indology
ISBN/ISSN: 3447051523
Resource Type: Collected Volume (individually authored chapters)
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Date Of Record Creation: 2006-05-16 00:03:27
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-16 00:03:27
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