Text and Context in the History, Literature and Religion of Orissa

By: Angelika Malinar, Johannes Beltz & Heiko Frese (Eds)

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Contents Introduction/Angelika Malinar Johannes Beltz and Heiko Frese. 1. Are cultures readable. Reconsidering some questions of method/Dietrich Harth. 2. The making of a local chronicle the Ranapur Rajavamsa Itihasa/Hermann Kulke. 3. Ranpur resolved spatial analysis of a town in Orissa based on a chronicle/Niels Gutschow. 4. Jaypur Parlakimedi Vizianaragaram the southern Gajapatis/Georg Berkemer. 5. Anecdotes of history reflections on contexts and (Hi) stories/Heiko Frese. 6. Devotion poetry and healing exploring Bhima Bhoi's Stuticintamani/Johannes Beltz. 7. Mantra recitation as a religious institution Sri Kalpataru Seva Asrama in Bhubaneswar/Angelika Malinar. 8. Creating performative texts the introduction of Mangala puja in Southern Orissa/Beatrix Hauser. 9. Facing the trial by Fire every day text and performative context in South Orissa/Burkhard Schnepel. 10. Entering the realm of Durga Patkhanda a Hinduized tribal deity/Cornelia Mallebrein. 11. Imagining Orissa archeology art history and cultural identity/Kishor K. Basa. 12. Gita Govinda traditions a medieval debate and its impact on modern Oriya identity/Gaganendra Nath Dash. 13. Appropriating Jagannatha texts and their contexts/Subhakanta Behera. 14. Autobiographies of Oriya leaders contributions to a cause/Barbara Lotz. 15. Tribal society of Highland Orissa Highland Burma and elsewhere/Georg Pfeffer. 16. Indology and the cultural turn/Axel Michaels. Index. The last decades of the twentieth century have witnessed an enlarged understanding of the notion of text as not only comprising written documents but also rituals artifacts and the like. Thereby texts were brought closer to the social religious or historical contexts that help to interpret texts. Scholars traditionally divided in different disciplines that deal either more with texts (historians philologists etc.) or with contexts (sociologists anthropologists etc.) became interested in the methods and perspectives of the other disciplines. This has resulted in a renewed interest in the theoretical issues implied in the notions of text and context. The essays in this volume reflect these debates and show how they influence and enrich research on South Asia. Anthropologists historians literary critics philologists and historians of religion deal with the multi layered interplay between texts and contexts in past and present Orissa. Orissa renowned for the cults related to the Jagannatha temple in Puri is marked by a rich cultural diversity. Printed Pages: 489

Title: Text and Context in the History, Literature and Religion of Orissa

Author Name: Angelika Malinar, Johannes Beltz & Heiko Frese (Eds)

Categories: India, Religion,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173045666

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Keywords: Text and Context in the History, Literature and Religion of Orissa Angelika Malinar, Johannes Beltz & Heiko Frese (Eds)