Vedic voices: intimate narratives of living Andhra traditions

Four generations of ten families in the Godavari Delta of coastal Andhra speak about their lives; ancestral lineages; decisions as Yajur Veda pandits, wives, and children; and ways of coping with an avalanche of changes in modern India. They are virtually unrecognized survivors of a 3,700-year-old o...

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Main Author: Knipe, David M.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford University Press 2015
Further subjects:B Hindu civilization History Sources
B Hindu civilization ; History ; Sources
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System; OUP)
Parallel Edition:Print version: 9780199397686
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Summary:Four generations of ten families in the Godavari Delta of coastal Andhra speak about their lives; ancestral lineages; decisions as Yajur Veda pandits, wives, and children; and ways of coping with an avalanche of changes in modern India. They are virtually unrecognized survivors of a 3,700-year-old oral tradition, the last in India who simultaneously recite and teach their Taittiriya texts and perform according to Vedic tradition the ancient animal and soma sacrifices, sometimes with sixteen priests for forty consecutive days
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0199397716
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397686.001.0001