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dc.contributor.authorStoker, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-07 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T13:57:46Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T13:57:46Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier617910
dc.identifierOCN: 959728089en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/32076
dc.description.abstractHow did the patronage activities of India’s Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the north or as a religiously ecumenical state, Valerie Stoker argues that the Vijayanagara court was selective in its patronage of religious institutions. To understand the dynamic interaction between religious and royal institutions in this period, she focuses on the career of the Hindu intellectual and monastic leader Vy?sat?rtha. An agent of the state and a powerful religious authority, Vy?sat?rtha played an important role in expanding the empire’s economic and social networks. By examining his polemics against rival sects in the context of his work for the empire, Stoker provides a remarkably nuanced picture of the relationship between religious identity and sociopolitical reality under Vijayanagara rule.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRA Religion: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefs::HRK Other non-Christian religions
dc.subject.othervyasatirtha
dc.subject.otherhinduism
dc.subject.othervijayanagar empire
dc.subject.otherAdvaita Vedanta
dc.subject.otherBrahmin
dc.subject.otherDvaita Vedanta
dc.subject.otherMatha
dc.subject.otherMoksha
dc.subject.otherSectarianism
dc.subject.otherSmarta tradition
dc.subject.otherSringeri
dc.titlePolemics and Patronage in the City of Victory: Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.18
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy72f3a53e-04bb-4d73-b921-22a29d903b3b
oapen.relation.isbn9780520965461
oapen.pages230
oapen.place.publicationOakland, California
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Advaita Vedanta - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advaita_Vedanta; Brahmin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmin; Dvaita Vedanta - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvaita_Vedanta; Matha - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matha; Moksha - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moksha; Sectarianism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectarianism; Smarta tradition - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarta_tradition; Sringeri - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sringeri; Vijayanagara - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijayanagara; Vijayanagara Empire - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijayanagara_Empire
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