elitism that merits the continued investigation
The Jats who otherwise belonged to the lower strata in the Brahminical
social stratification, were the first one to adopt Sikhism as it liberated them from their low status within the Hindu religion.
In writing his ballads he may have interpreted Shivaji's life differently but how does a Brahminical
mindset distort a physical image of Shivaji?
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.
In some quarters, this mode of analysis will be dismissed as a manifestation of Brahminical
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).
The first five chapters focus on the early growth of Buddhism, Jainism and the renunciation traditions within Brahminical
religion (4th-2nd c B.
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.
The position is further complicated by the novel's first footnote which makes clear that the Franciscans condemned the Jesuits for fraudulently "endeavouring to persuade the Indians that the Brahminical
and Christian doctrines differed not essentially" (71).
These changes gained momentum in the days of the Pancayat regime which made good use of modern means of communication to spread a strictly Brahminical
and Sanskrit Hinduism as the norm.