[INDOLOGY] pravesha

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 17:54:46 UTC 2017

If critical terms be graded for their significance, power as supercategory,
frequency and potential as field-titles, *pravesha* (entrance) belongs to a
lower grade than *bhakti*, *karma*, *dharma .*

On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 9:46 PM, michael baltutis via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Greetings All,
> I’ve been thinking about the many uses of the Skt. term *pravesha*
> (entrance) throughout South Asian textual and performative traditions:
> Vedic rituals, possession events, royal festivals, etc. I haven’t found
> much that has been written on this term specifically, and I’m wondering
> what happens if we treat it as a “critical term” in South Asian religions
> like *bhakti*, *karma*, *dharma*, etc.
> I would be most appreciative for any primary or secondary sources on
> *pravesha* and/or any other examples where this term – or allied terms (
> *pratishta*) – occur. Many thanks in advance, and apologies for
> cross-posting.
> Best,
> Michael
> --
> Michael Baltutis
> Associate Professor, South Asian Religions
> Department of Religious Studies & Anthropology
> University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
> Book Review Editor
> International Journal of Hindu Studies
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )

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