What makes people who they are? Pandit networks and the problem of livelihoods in early modern Western India

@article{OHanlon2008WhatMP,
  title={What makes people who they are? Pandit networks and the problem of livelihoods in early modern Western India},
  author={Rosalind O’Hanlon and Christopher Z. Minkowski},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={381 - 416}
}
The question ‘Who is a Brahman?’ was the focus of sustained and intense debate among the many small and competing Brahman communities of western India's Konkan littoral during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This debate ranged over history, lineage, reputation, social relationships, modes of livelihood and customary practices. It was conducted along the intellectual and social networks that linked the shrine towns and sacred centres of the Maratha country with the Maratha pandit… 

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