Autori: Kyoko Amano (Kyoto University, Japan), Nirmala R. Kulkarni (Poona University, India), Edeltraud Harzer (University of Texas, U.S.A.), Hans Henrich Hock (University of Illinois, U.S.A.), Chiara Neri (La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Tiziana Pontillo (University of Cagliari, Italy), Frank Köhler (Karls Eberhard University of Tübingen, Germany), Moreno Dore (University of Cagliari, Italy), Mugdha Gadgil (Poona University, India), Ambarish Khare (Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, India)
New Delhi: Sanskrit Studies Centre, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand / DK Publishers 2016
Tiziana Pontillo è Professore Associato di Indologia presso il Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica dell’Università di Cagliari
Moreno Dore (PhD Torino) è Cultore della Materia “Sanscrito” ed ex borsista di ricerca presso il Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica dell’Università di Cagliari.
Hans Henrich Hock è Professore Emerito di Linguistica e Sanscrito presso l’University of Illinois, U.S.A.
This volume is a part of a two-volume set (generally edited by Hans Henrich Hock) which contains the select papers of the Veda Sessions of the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, held in Bangkok, Thailand (28 June – 2 July 2015), hosted by the Sanskrit Studies Centre, Silpakorn University. This second volume includes the proceedings of a special Panel on “Vrātya culture in Vedic sources”, which was arranged by Tiziana Pontillo and Moreno Dore from the University of Cagliari, under the supervision of Prof. Hans Henrich Hock. It focused on three themes, i.e. “Sattra, vrātyastoma, and reciprocal oath in some ancient kinds of brotherhood”; “Brahmā / brahmabhūta / brahmacārin / brahmodya”; and “Devayāna pathin as a vrātya legacy?”, in order to take stock of at least some aspects of current research on the supposed earliest Vedic traces of the consecrated warriors called Vrātyas, which were marginalized or intriguingly extolled in the relevant sources.