Mīmāṃsā
(9,882 words)

Mīmāṃsā, literally “the desire to think,” is a system of ritual and textual interpretation that developed out of the vedic sacrificial and liturgical tradition in the mid- to late 1st millennium BCE and came in time to be one of the most influential intellectual disciplines in premodern India. Mīmāṃsā began as an effort to reso…

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Lawrence J. McCrea, “Mīmāṃsā”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000073>
First published online: 2012



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