Gary M Tartakov tart at iastate.edu
Fri Oct 6 20:13:15 UTC 1995

I want to support Banerjee's fuller development of the meaning of

It is important not to idealize any culture in such a way that we
suppose that all have the same experience or that only the elite
experience is meaningful.  As long a Brahmanical ceremonies include
serious caste restrictions we can't say this is how they are celebrated
unless we indicate the restrictions on who is allowed  celebrate them
and who is not.  

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