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Indo-Aryan Literature and Culture (Origins)

1934

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The application of the method to the Draupadi gaga" in the concluding Section might usefully have been deferred until the author had received and profited by the views and opinions of competent critics upon the previous portions of the Book the subject-matter of which proved more apt for the application of his method than the more deliberately and systematically perverted saga matter of the over [...] Passing of the Brahmans from the peacelessness of the Aryan world into the Peace and Dispensation of the Vratya Empire of the East. [...] Presumption that the Prthu of the Puranas is the Eka-Vrätya of the Vratya Book of the Atharva Veda. [...] But it was not until I had succeeded in recovering what I believe to be the key to the Vriitya8toma ritual ceremonies (as depicted in the Pafichaviipgia Brahmar.la of the Sama Veda and in the 8rauta-Sutras) from the Vratya Book (Book XV) of the Atharva Veda and had found the key also to that Book and to the Atharva Veda as a whole (from the innumerable points of communication and contact which [...] The equipments " of the Vrälina rtvisi bear a close family resemblance to the " equipments " of the Vratya grikapati: the turban the goad the vehicle (vipatha) etc.

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Frontmatter i-xxvi Nagendranath Ghose

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Section I. Introductory 1-5 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section II. The Vrātyastomas 6-11 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section III. The Conversion Vrātyastoma : A Political not. a Religious Ritual admissible for Aryans and Non-Aryans alike. The Largest Accession to Aryanism from the Non-Aryan East 12-16 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section IV. Contrasting Political and Social Conditions of the Vedic Aryan Settlements vis-a-vis the Vrātya Empire of the East. Light from the Purānas 17-27 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section V. A Chapter (mainly) of Historical Romance : (i) Aryan Brāhmans in the Eka-Vrātya’s Court. (ii) The Great Vrātyastoma Ekāha-Sattra. (iii) The Composition of the Vrātya Book 28-43 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section VI. Analysis of the Vrātya Book. Net results of the Great Conversion-Consecration Ceremony 44-52 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section VII. Concerning Methodology; or the Palaeontology of History 53-58 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section VIII. Identity of the Worlds of Prthu-Vainya and of the Eka-Vrātya 59-69 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section IX. The Sūta and the Māgadha. The Fever-Charm Sūkta 70-99 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section X. The Origin and Development of Indo-Aryan literature. The “ Smrti ” and “Śrtuti ”46 Stages of that Literature. The Redaction-Renascence 100-122 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section XI. The Purānas : Their Special Affinities with the Atharva Veda 123-131 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section XII. Ātharvanic Influences on the Śrauta Literature 132-144 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section XIII. The Doctrine of Re-births and Varna-āśrama-dharma. Attainment by the Atharva Veda of Canonicity and the Title of Brahma Veda. The Onkdrā 145-169 Nagendranath Ghose

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Section XIV. The Draupadī Saga. Krsna-Mādhava and Jarāsandha : Their places in Indo-Aryan Political History 170-248 Nagendranath Ghose

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General Index 249-288 Nagendranath Ghose

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Pages
316
SARF Document ID
sarf.147222

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