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pure and impure

W. J. Johnson

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780198610250
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191726705
pure and impure

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A key binary opposition, underlying much Hindu thought and practice, and maintained by the prescriptions of Dharmaśāstra. It is

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Subjects: Hinduism

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