Black, Brian (2011) Rethinking the Upaniṣads Vaṃśas: Teacher Lineages as a Literary Genre. Religions of South Asia, 5 (1-2). pp. 51-77. ISSN 1751-2689Full text not available from this repository.
This paper takes a literary approach to the major vaṃśas in the Brāhmaṇas and Upaniṣads. I will demonstrate that the vaṃśas follow a number of structural and compositional conventions, which are employed to construct sacred histories, indicate different branches of descent, combine different lineages, and claim authoritative transmissions vis-à-vis other lineages. By treating the vaṃśas as a literary genre, rather than as an empirical historical record, I hope to invite a new appreciation for their form and creativity, as well as to open up new ways for reading them.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Religions of South Asia|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)|
|Deposited On:||19 Jun 2012 16:35|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 15:58|
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