branding and children

christoph.emmrich at UTORONTO.CA christoph.emmrich at UTORONTO.CA
Wed Jun 6 03:54:47 UTC 2012

Dear Adam,

Here are two studies by Srilata Raman on a South Indian practice that  
includes branding:

Raman, Srilata. 2005. Sam??raya?a [Samaashrayana] as Ritual and Non-Ritual in
?r?vai??avism (Shrivaishnavism). In Jörg Genganagel, Ute Hüsken and  
Srilata Raman (Eds.), Words and Deeds. Hindu and Buddhist Rituals in  
South Asia. Vienna: Harrasowitz. 91-114.

Raman, Srilata. 2007. Initiation and Conversion in Medieval South  
India. Pañcasa?sk?ra [Panchasamskaara] as Historical Practice in the  
?r?vai??ava [Shrivaishnava] Hagiographical Literature. In Gerhard  
Oberhammer and Marion Rastelli (Eds.), The Relationship between  
Vi?i???dvaita [Vishishtaadvaita] and P?ñcar?tra [Pancharaatra].  
Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences. 263-286.



Christoph Emmrich
University of Toronto

Quoting Adam Bowles <a.bowles1 at UQ.EDU.AU>:

> Dear colleagues,
> A third party has asked me for information on the practice of   
> branding as part of traditional medical practice in South Asia or in  
>  the Fijian Hindu community, especially in respect to children. Can   
> anyone point me in the direction of useful material?
> Many thanks
> Adam
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