Here many Vedic, late Vedic and Mahabharata occurrences of the noun vratya are surveyed, which can be evaluated as pieces of evidence of a veritable old vratya-context such as has been reconstructed from Heesterman’s contributions onward, in particular through the new details and insights added by Falk 1986, reconsidered in the light both of the late-Vedic fresco recently painted by Bronkhorst 2007. Here the hypothesis of interpreting the Vratya-figure as a kind of a Brahmacarin is retrieved, provided that it constitutes a permanent option meant to renounce the autonomous grhastha-life.

Ascesi e sistema rituale come istituzioni anticamente solidali: il caso dei Vratya nell'India vedica ed epica

PONTILLO, TIZIANA
2007

Abstract

Here many Vedic, late Vedic and Mahabharata occurrences of the noun vratya are surveyed, which can be evaluated as pieces of evidence of a veritable old vratya-context such as has been reconstructed from Heesterman’s contributions onward, in particular through the new details and insights added by Falk 1986, reconsidered in the light both of the late-Vedic fresco recently painted by Bronkhorst 2007. Here the hypothesis of interpreting the Vratya-figure as a kind of a Brahmacarin is retrieved, provided that it constitutes a permanent option meant to renounce the autonomous grhastha-life.
ASCETICISM AND KINGSHIP; MARGINALIZED SPECULATIONS; NON-VEDIC ARYAN TRADITION; VRATYA
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