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Discourses of caste over the longue durée: Gopīnātha and social classification in India, ca. 1400–1900

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We know relatively little about the responses of conservative Brahman scholars to the demise of the Yādava state and the coming of the Sultanate kingdoms in western India. Gopīnātha, from a little-known Śaivite family near Ahmadnagar, saw it as imperative to protect dharma, both from the challenge of bhakti and from the unrestrained social mixing he saw in the world around him. His Sanskrit manual, the Jātiviveka, ‘Discernment of Jātis’, employed older template...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
South Asian History and Culture Journal website
Volume:
06
Issue:
01
Pages:
102–129
Publication date:
2014-11-07
DOI:
EISSN:
1947-2501
ISSN:
1947-2498
Pubs id:
pubs:574800
URN:
uri:7e15851c-b105-419e-bafb-eeff0e017f0b
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uuid:7e15851c-b105-419e-bafb-eeff0e017f0b
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pubs:574800

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