Speaking Of Basava: Lingayat Religion And Culture In South Asia

1st Edition

K. Ishwaran, K Ishwaran

Published September 13, 2019
Reference - 263 Pages
ISBN 9780367288556 - CAT# K430336

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The bulk of the literature on Basava and Lingayatism incorporates both the Brahman and Bhakti movements. To do this is to lose sight of innovations that Basava introduced in reaction to his Brahman-dominated environment. Also, to look at Lingayatism as a direct linear descendant of the Hindu tradition is to ignore the revolutionary thrust of Lingayatism in its origin in the twelfth century A.O. and its continuing dynamism in the subsequent centuries.

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