Author:Govind Prasad Upadhyay

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Brahmanas in Ancient India: A Study in the Role of the Brahmana Class from C. 200 BC to c. AD 500

By: Govind Prasad Upadhyay

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020067

ISBN: 8121502349

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Based on a rigorous analysis of the source material, the present work is the first systematic study of the history of Brahmanas in the post-Maurya and the Gupta periods. An attempt has been made to determine and assess their role in the religious, social, and political life of the times. As the custodians of the Vedic tradition, Brahmanas aimed at a socio-religious transformation by trying to "grasp both the sources of stability and seeds of change." The author has convincingly argued that the Brahmanas could meet the forces partly by remaining close to the political power and partly t... View more info