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Rules of untouchability in ancient and medieval law books: Householders, competence, and inauspiciousness
Some concepts remain alive in scholarly discourse without any clear justifica tion in terms of theoretical definition or demarcation. 'Untouchability' is such a concept?it has been justified onExpand
Untouchables, Scheduled Castes and Dalits
The Hindu pañcāyatanapūjā in the aniconism spectrum
ABSTRACT The Hindu pañcāyatanapūjā is the worship of five deities that can be in the form of five stones collected from various locations in South Asia. Each of these stones has visual propertiesExpand
Exploring Aniconism: IAHR 2015 Panel Review
‘Respect Pollution’: Urenhed og renselse i hinduismens rituelle personhierarki
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The American anthropologist Edward B. Harper coined the concept ‘respect pollution’ for a practice where a person shows respect towards another person at a higher level in the HinduExpand
THE 'GRAMMAR OF DEFILEMENT' REVISITED: COMPARING RULES OF PRÅYACITTA WITH RULES OF Å˙AUCA
This article takes its departure from an essay that the American social anthropologist Henry Orenstein published in 1968. In the anthropological theory of the time, the notions of purity and tabooExpand
Untouchability in Brahminical Law Books
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