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Gansten, Martin LU (2011) In Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism 3.
Abstract
On the basis of historical representations in astrological as well as non-astrological sources, the article discusses the position and function of astrologers within Hinduism and in Indian society generally, with particular consideration of the changes arising from the introduction of Greek astrology during the former half of the first millennium, increasing Muslim dominance from late medieval times, and the utilization of the printing press during the 20th century. Different forms of astrological consultation are examined, as well as the varying roles of the astrologer as scholar, religious instructor, and ritual specialist.
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Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism
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Jacobsen, Knut
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Brill Academic Publishers
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978-90-04-17894-6
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English
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