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Engendering the Early Household : Brahmanical Percepts in the Early Grhyasutras Middle of the First

Jaya Tyagi

ISBN 10: 8125032320 / ISBN 13: 9788125032328
Editorial: Orient Longman, 2008
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Contents Transliteration. Abbreviations. Glossary. Preface. Introduction. 1. The emergence of the Grha as a sacred Space. 2. The Sacred activity of procreation marriage conception and birth rites. 3. Gender segregation in the household early socialisation of boys and the separation of Girls from Formal Learning. 4. The Grha as a viable unit for production distribution and transmission of resources. 5. Creating social hierarchies and channeling linkages through rituals. 6. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index. Engendering the Early Household is a socio historical study of the Grhyasutras which are texts that detail rituals for the household. Compiled after the Vedas and the Bramanas they represent how Brahmanical ideology came to be consolidated and how Varna and gender hierarchies solidified. Using the texts this book presents how the Grhyasutras assimilated and brahmanised commonly practised rituals in a selective manner highlighting only rituals centred around the household. Jaya Tyagi's study of the early Grhyasutras reveals how these texts project the household as a sacred space that has two functions production and reproduction. This book also reveals the deep roots of Brahmanical traditions by studying how Grhya rituals seek to ensure the birth of male progeny for the male householder. The Grhyasutras thus project a social construct in which households are to be considered the personal domains of householders while Bramanas function as the custodians of social order through the mechanism of rituals. Engendering the Early Household is an incisive and well researched account of the patriarchal biases of Brahmanism and goes even further to shed light on how norms laid down in the early Grhyasutras continue though in varied forms till date. 378 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 67786

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Editorial: Orient Longman

Año de publicación: 2008

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On views of Gender, texts and practice, marriage rites. major new study of Hinduism and women c. 1000-500 BC

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