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Patrilocality in the Harivaṃśa’s Viṣṇuparvan

Brodbeck, Simon 2021. Patrilocality in the Harivaṃśa’s Viṣṇuparvan. Religions of South Asia 13 (3) , pp. 266-288. 10.1558/rosa.19011
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Abstract

This article suggests that the principle of patrilocality, as espoused by Krsna and Baladeva, can be applied as an interpretive frame to almost all of the narrative material that Vaisampayana presents to Janamejaya in the Harivamsa’s Visnuparvan (Hv 46–113), and that the principle of patrilocality is thus a key theme of the Visnuparvan, with Krsna and Baladeva as its heroes. This suggestion is supported by an overview of the Visnuparvan’s narrative from beginning to end, in eleven sections which repeatedly feature—or can be interpreted to feature—conflict with in-law families about where a couple will have children, and which of the two families the children will be raised for.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 1751-2689
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 January 2020
Date of Acceptance: 18 January 2020
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2021 16:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/129086

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