Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Colonialist Lenses On The South Indian Draupadī Cult

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The earliest available western language, or at least western sponsored or western-inspired, sources on the Draupadi cult, are instructive for the issues they raise about changing colonialist constructions of Hinduism. This chapter traces these sources through their first three phases: the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century emergence of orientalism; the early to mid-nineteenth century handling of religious policies under the Company Raj; and the treatment of caste, especially through the Census, in the mid to late nineteenth century under the crown. It focuses on a document from the end of the second, "Company Raj" phase, called "Reports on the Swinging Festival, and the Ceremony of Walking through Fire".

Keywords: colonialist constructions; Company Raj; Draupadī cult; Hinduism; orientalism; religious policies

10.1163/ej.9789004193802.i-624.30
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004193802.i-624.30
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    When the Goddess was a Woman — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation