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The Quotidian RevolutionVernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India$
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Christian Lee Novetzke

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175807

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.001.0001

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The Vernacular Moment

The Vernacular Moment

(p.131) Chapter Four The Vernacular Moment
The Quotidian Revolution

Christian Lee Novetzke

Columbia University Press

Observes the attention to historical detail in the Līḷācaritra and this allows us some access to the social conditions that were arrayed around vernacularization in the decades just before the full advent of Marathi literature. This chapter studies the cultural practices of caste and gender that pervaded everyday life in the mid-thirteenth century and were recorded by the early Mahanubhavs in the Līḷācaritra. Attention to these questions of social ethics is vital for understanding the cultural politics at work at the core of a new literary world in Marathi.

Keywords:   Caste, Gender, inequity

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