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dc.contributor.authorSweetman, Will
dc.date.available2019-12-05T22:23:58Z
dc.date.copyright2019
dc.identifier.citationSweetman, W. (2019). The Absent Vedas. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 139(4), 781–803.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-0279
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/9829
dc.description.abstractThe Vedas were first described by a European author in a text dating from the 1580s, which was subsequently copied by other authors and appeared in translation in most of the major European languages in the course of the seventeenth century. It was not, however, until the 1730s that copies of the Vedas were first obtained by Europeans, even though Jesuit missionaries had been collecting Indian religious texts since the 1540s. I argue that the delay owes as much to the relative absence of the Vedas in India—and hence to the greater practical significance for missionaries of other genres of religious literature—as to reluctance on the part of Brahmin scholars to transmit their texts to Europeans.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAmerican Oriental Societyen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the American Oriental Societyen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.americanorientalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/JAOS1394TOC.pdfen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.titleThe Absent Vedasen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-12-05T21:57:20Z
otago.schoolReligion, School of Social Sciencesen_NZ
otago.relation.issue4en_NZ
otago.relation.volume139en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage803en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage781en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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