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At times the consternation some earlier Western Indologists expressed with Brahminic textual practices65 is the result, I think, of a lack of alignment of the tacit premises operating in ancient Brahmin and modern Western intellectual discourses.
Social commitment is often judged by such inadequate criteria as the weight given to the Brahminic Hinduism, solidarity with the Dalits and the approach to the ordination of women etc.
Robert de Nobili, for example, a Jesuit missionary in India, propagated Christianity within the very strict boundaries of Brahminic social customs in the early seventeenth century.
We note here that although traditional Brahminic Hinduism has four broad castes: Brahmin priests, Kshatriya warriors, Vaisya merchants, and Sudra workers and farmers, the more detailed reality is a much finer gradation of many specific castes who constitute the elements of the specific jajmani economies in specific local areas of India.
While the church hierarchy that promotes institutional inculturation views the various expressions of popular inculturation as unhealthy and unreflective borrowing of Hindu practices and rituals, the Catholic laity have been critical of and indifferent to institutional inculturation modeled by Catholic ashrams because of its leaning and bias toward the mystical, philosophical, and ritual traditions of Sanskritic or brahminic Hinduism.
43) For Mauss the bond between a thing given and its original owner or maker is cross-cultural, found in Roman, Chinese, and Brahminic law and in Germanic custom.
Yudhisthira pursues dominion through warfare for brahminic and divine purposes, and he is to be some kind of "king.
Faced thus with the real and supposed onslaughts on its monopolistic dominance, and having tried different forms of meeting the challenge, such as reform and revivalism, the Brahminic ideology finally settled upon an adequate strategy by reincarnating itself as pan-Indian political-national Hinduism.
147), there are two fundamental motifs that reappear again and again as "basic principles with the force to create the plots and actions of Indian narrative literature: the motif of the dreaded Brahminic curse, and the motif of all-powerful asceticism.