Authority and Meaning in Indian Religions: Hinduism and the Case of Valmiki (Paperback)

Julia Leslie

Edité par Taylor Francis Ltd, 2004
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Can a text be used either to validate or to invalidate contemporary understandings? Texts may be deemed sacred , but sacred to whom? Do conflicting understandings matter? Is it appropriate to try to offer a resolution? For Hindus and non-Hindus, in India and beyond, Valmiki is the poet-saint who composed the epic Ramayaoa . Yet, for a vocal community of dalits (once called untouchables ), within and outside India, Valmiki is God. How then does one explain the popular story that he started out as an ignorant and violent bandit, attacking and killing travellers for material gain? And what happens when these two accounts, Valmiki as God and Valmiki as villain, are held simultaneously by two different religious groups, both contemporary, and both vocal? This situation came to a head with controversial demonstrations by the Valmiki community in Britain in 2000, giving rise to some searching questions which Julia Leslie now seeks to address. Exploring the relationship between sacred text and religious meaning, Leslie presents a critical, text-historical study of the figure of Valmiki drawing on the sacred texts traditionally attributed to him: the Valmaki Ramayaoa and the Yogavasiunha Ramayaoa , both in Sanskrit. While identifying and examining the various strands of popular stories concerning Valmiki, Leslie disentangles the earliest evidence for him from the narrative threads of passing centuries, and considers the implications of that process. This analysis, illustrated with paintings of Valmiki, makes a contribution both to our understanding of the interlocking beliefs of many religious communities and to a greater awareness of the problematic relationship between sacred text and contemporary religious meaning. Useful for students of both the study of religions and South Asian studies, this book should also be of interest to Indian communities in the diaspora seeking to understand their roots, including (but not exclusively) the Valmikis. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : Can a text be used either to validate or to invalidate contemporary understandings? Texts may be deemed "sacred", but sacred to whom? Do conflicting understandings matter? Is it appropriate to try to offer a resolution? For Hindus and non-Hindus, in India and beyond, Valmiki is the poet-saint who composed the epic "Ramayaoa". Yet, for a vocal community of dalits (once called "untouchables"), within and outside India, Valmiki is God. How then does one explain the popular story that he started out as an ignorant and violent bandit, attacking and killing travellers for material gain? And what happens when these two accounts, Valmiki as God and Valmiki as villain, are held simultaneously by two different religious groups, both contemporary, and both vocal? This situation came to a head with controversial demonstrations by the Valmiki community in Britain in 2000, giving rise to some searching questions which Julia Leslie now seeks to address. Exploring the relationship between sacred text and religious meaning, Leslie presents a critical, text-historical study of the figure of Valmiki drawing on the sacred texts traditionally attributed to him: the Valmaki "Ramayaoa" and the Yogavasiunha "Ramayaoa", both in Sanskrit. While identifying and examining the various strands of popular stories concerning Valmiki, Leslie disentangles the earliest evidence for him from the narrative threads of passing centuries, and considers the implications of that process. This analysis, illustrated with paintings of Valmiki, makes a contribution both to our understanding of the interlocking beliefs of many religious communities and to a greater awareness of the problematic relationship between sacred text and contemporary religious meaning. Useful for students of both the study of religions and South Asian studies, this book should also be of interest to Indian communities in the diaspora seeking to understand their roots, including (but not exclusively) the Valmikis.

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Titre : Authority and Meaning in Indian Religions: ...
Éditeur : Taylor Francis Ltd
Date d'édition : 2004
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : New

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