Q. re: varna/caste

Sushil Mittal smittal at RELIGION.UFL.EDU
Fri Jan 8 17:03:13 EST 1999


We are seeking a scholar to write a chapter on _varna_ (caste), based on
knowledge of classical Hindu texts for our forthcoming book the _Hindu
World_ (Routeldge).

Regards,
Sushil and Gene



The Hindu World

Edited by Sushil Mittal and Gene R. Thursby


Table of Contents


Introduction                            Sushil Mittal and Gene R. Thursby

Hinduism: A Banyan Model                Julius J. Lipner

PART ONE: CONNECTING
Bhasa                                   Madhav Deshpande
Kala                                    Alf Hiltebeitel
Rupa                                    Paul Muller-Ortega

PART TWO: TRADITIONS
Veda                                    Laurie Patton
Purana                                  Velcheru Narayana Rao
Sramana                         Johannes Bronkhorst
Darsana                                 John Grimes
Ramayana                                Robert P. Goldman
                                        Sally J. Sutherland-Goldman
Mahabharata                             James L. Fitzgerald
Vaisnava                                Francis X. Clooney
                                        Tony K. Stewart
Saiva                                   Gavin Flood
Sakta                                   Kathleen Erndl
Smarta                                  Gudrun Buhnemann
Bhakti                                  David Lorenzen
Grama                                   Susan S. Wadley

PART THREE: VALUES
Karma                                   Herman Tull
Varna
Asrama                          Walter O. Kaelber
Dharma                                  Barbara Holdrege
Artha                                   Hartmut Scharfe
Kama                                    Dermot Killingley
Moksa                                   Klaus K. Klostermaier

PART FOUR: NETWORKS
Prana                                   Shrinivas Tilak
Anna                                    Ravindra  S. Khare
Samskara                                Mary  McGee
Mandir                                  Vasudha Narayanan
Tirtha                                  Surinder M. Bhardwaj

Conclusion                              Sushil Mittal and Gene R. Thursby
Chronology                              Sushil Mittal and Gene R. Thursby
Glossary                                Sushil Mittal and Gene R. Thursby
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Sushil Mittal, Ph.D.
University of Florida
Department of Religion
125 Dauer Hall, P.O. Box 117410
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7410

Telephone: (352) 392-1625
Telefax: (352) 392-7395
Email: smittal at religion.ufl.edu
IJHS Homepage: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/ijhs/



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