American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The attitude or conduct typical of a social or cultural elite.
- n. Hinduism Variant of Brahmanism.
- n. alternative spelling of Brahmanism.
- n. the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
- n. the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
“Not to speak of its grosser phases, Hinduism, even in its highest form known as Brahminism, could not take root and flourish in countries where the caste system and the intricate network of social and domestic customs it implies do not prevail.”
“a Power it could not see or comprehend was gradually debased into what is now known as Brahminism, and the most repugnant, revolting, cruel, obscene and vicious rites ever practiced by savages or barbarians.”
“Thus Indian society was governed, not by civil, but by ceremonially religious law; while, conversely, the nascent Indian religion ( "Brahminism") became not ethical but social in character.”
“The rise of Buddhism in ancient Indian society was considered by him as a revolution against Aryan Brahminism.”
“In that sense, Ambedkar is a critique of dominant hegemonic Brahminism and majoritarian Hindu religion.”
“Apart from their age all were close to forty except Clara, who was thirty-one and apart from the Boston Brahminism that linked Henry and Clover Adams, the quintet had little in common.”
“As the nationalist movement is valorized by the brahminism, so it is the case with Brahmin intellectuals and writers.”
“Very often in his speeches he made his position clear that the ideologies of Hindutva and Brahminism are assimilated with Indian nationalism .the Indian government as an institution that protects the already established social, economic and political structures.”
“There is no trace of caste system and is different from Brahminism, Hinduism and Aryanism.”
“There were numerous offshoots of Brahminism Hinduism in India back then.”
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