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1892 Print Kulin Brahmin Upper Caste Vedic Hindu Bengal Dharma Sabha XGFB4

1892 Print Kulin Brahmin Upper Caste Vedic Hindu Bengal Dharma Sabha XGFB4

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This is an original 1892 black and white halftone print of Kulin (Koolin) Brahmins. The Brahmins were considered to be the highest of society in the Vedic (Hindu) Caste system. In the creation story, it was the Brahmin who were created from the head of the great god Brahma and were destined to do the work of scholars, priests and royalty. The Kulin Brahmin were an even more elite sect of the Brahmin class, however, movements like the Brahma Sabha would make attempts to outlaw the extreme practices of Sati (a woman's self immolation on her husband's funeral pyre) and polygamy. Eventually, after years of social battle, the Brahma Sabha would form a religion known as Brahmoism, that would become more prevalent than the Dharma Sabha, founded by Kulin Brahmins.

CONDITION

This 119+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 6 inches; 11 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Kayasthas, robes, sandals, upper class, social stratification, Rigveda

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