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Brahmin:

see BrahmanBrahman
or Brahmin
. In the Upanishads, Brahman is the name for the ultimate, unchanging reality, composed of pure being and consciousness. Brahman lies behind the apparent multiplicity of the phenomenal world, and is ultimately identical to the atman or inner essence
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Brahmin

appellation accorded members of old, “aristocratic” New England families. [Am. Hist.: EB, II: 226]
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The carving out of new districts during Mayawati's chief ministership, and naming them after Gautam Buddha, Shahuji Maharaj, Jyotiba Phule, etc., categorically points towards a cultural revolt against the brahminical tradition of naming districts Rampur, Laxmanpur, Sitapur, etc.
Although the SCs within Sikh community form a major chunk of the Punjab population, the Brahminical practice of societal stratification on the basis of caste was ineffective in Punjab.
In order to make the novels accessible to readers who are not familiar with Narayan's longer fiction, Ramanan briefly outlines their plots: he foregrounds Narayan's recurrent Brahminical concerns, while also considering the personal, social and political issues that each novel tackles and elaborates upon.
It is quite ironic then that, as far as we know, Dara had a much more hermeneutically self-conscious appraisal of his own scholarship, one that combined his personal spiritual interests with a desire to vindicate the universality of the qur'anic worldview through a demonstration of how its monotheism was echoed in classical brahminical religious and philosophical texts.
what Monar sees as the ossifications of brahminical Hinduism, a
(4) The central and western part of the area in particular--where the Kalasha valleys are located--thus remained almost completely beyond the reach of any substantial Brahminical or Buddhistic influence (Fussman 1977: 25; Cacopardo & Cacopardo 2001: 26-28).
To the Christian Dalits of India, Jesus came to destroy a hierarchical Brahminical system, and Desmond Tutu preached liberation from the Exodus story.
According to her, the dalit women's movement, with its focus on a cultural revolt against brahminical symbols, cannot aspire to a revisioning of society without also talking of the 'materiality of the majority of dalit, marginalised women who lose their livelihoods because of environmental degradation' (Datar, C, 1999, p 2964).
(6) Dictated by Brahminical scripture, it was generally believed that the practice of gouridaan secured a better place for the girl's parents in their next life.