[INDOLOGY] Religious Literature with Political Purposes

Jesse Knutson jknutson at hawaii.edu
Mon Jul 6 10:25:54 UTC 2015

Kunal Chakrabarti's: 'Religious Process: The Purāṇas and the Making of a
Regional Tradition' (OUP, 2001) is the best in depth account of this kind
of phenomenon that I have encountered. It is about Bengal Purāṇas but
applies widely to other contexts.

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 3:33 PM, Paolo Eugenio Rosati <
paoloe.rosati at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Indologist-friends,
> Maybe someone can advice me about secondary literature on the use and
> incorporation of tribal/local myths into Puranic (and/or Tantric) mythology
> as "Hindu-Brahmanic" 's tool for the absorption of
> local/tribal traditions with a specific political purpose.
> Best,
> Paolo
> --
> Paolo E. Rosati
> Oriental Archaeologist
> PhD candidate in Civilisations of Asia & Africa
> Section: South Asian Studies
> Dep. Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO)
> 'Sapienza' University of Rome
> paoloe.rosati at uniroma1.it
> paoloe.rosati at gmail.com
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Jesse Ross Knutson PhD
Assistant Professor of Sanskrit and Bengali, Department of Indo-Pacific
Languages and Literatures
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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