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  • ISBN: 9780226340517
  • ISBN10: 0226340511

Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics Draupadi Among Rajputs, Muslims, and Dalits

by Alf Hiltebeitel

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1999
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List of Maps and Tables List of Plates Acknowledgments Conventions 1. Introduction 2. Oral Epics A. Classical and Oral Epics B. Epic Development and the "Real Hero" C. Against Death and Deification D. Bhakti, Regionality, and the Goddess E. Back to the Frames 3. The Elder Brothers and the Heroes of Palnadu 1. Births of the Heroes 2. Marriage and Virginity 3. The Virgin's Blessing 4. Campuka's and Anapotu Raju's Stratagems 5. The Virgin's Anger 6. Impalements 7. Satis, Revivals, Salvation 8. Transformations of Dasara 4. The Epic ofPabuji 1. Births of the Heroes 2. Marriage and Virginity 3. The Virgin's Blessing 4. Dhebo's Intervention 5. The Virgin's Anger 6. Impalements 7. Satis and Salvation 8. Transformations of Dasara 5. OpeningAlha A. Portions and Incarnations B. Sons of Devaki C. Frame Stories and Divine Interventions D. The Maro Feud 6. The Nine-Lakh Chain A. Treasures B. Bela Demands Draupadi's Jewels C. The Chain D. Bela's Wedding E. Bela's Homebringing F. Dasara G. The Death of Malkhan H. Sprouts I. Bela's Tour 7. The Story of Krsnamsa A. What Kind of Text? B. The Muslim Captivity of Udal C. Solar and Lunar Lines D. The Agnivamsa E. Defending Folk Hinduism 8. Kuruksetra II A. Divine Plan, Master Plan B. The Establishment of Kali and the Last of the Little Kings C. Duryodhana's Return 9. Time-Routes through theKrsnamsacarita A. How Do We Get to Where We Are? B. The Buddhists and the Agnivamsa C. Vikramaditya's Era D. Puranic Nationalism 10. Their Name Is Legion A. Rajputs and Afghans B. Rajputs and Afghans Looking South C. The Egalitarian Warband D. Warrior-Ascetics and Wandering Minstrels 11. The Band of Raja Desing A. The Story and Its Settings B. The Printed Ballad and an Oral Telling C. Rajput-Afghan Heroism Goes South 12. Barbarika, Aravan, Kuttantavar: Furthering the Case of the Severed Head A. Reopening the Case B. Tracking Barbarika C. A Permeable Divide 13. The Myth of the Agnivamsa A. Variants B. Themes C. Agnikulas, North and South 14. Draupadi Becomes Bela, Bela Becomes Sati A. Disposing of the Kaurava Widows B. Draupadi BecomesBela C. High and Low Satis D. Bela Becomes Sati E. Bairagarh F. Questions, Questions Abbreviations Bibliography General Index
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