Hindu Law

Hindu Law
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Category Religion
Total Pages 551
ISBN 9780198702603
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Through pointed studies of important aspects and topics of dharma in Dharmasastra, this comprehensive collection shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law. Part one provides a concise overview of the literary genres in which Dharmasastra was written with attention to chronology and historical developments. This study divides the tradition into its two major historical periods -- the origins and formation of the classical texts and the later genres of commentary and digest -- in order to provide a thorough, but manageable overview of the textual bases of the tradition. Part two presents descriptive and historical studies of all the major substantive topics of Dharmasastra. Each chapter offers readers with direct knowledge of the debates, transformations, and fluctuating importance of each topic. Readers will also gain insight into the ethos or worldview of religious law in Hinduism, enabling them to get a feel for how dharma authors thought and why. Part three contains brief studies of the impact and reception of Dharmasastra in other South Asian cultural and textual traditions. Part four draws inspiration from "critical terms" in contemporary legal and religious studies to analyze Dharmasastra texts. Contributors offer interpretive views of Dharmasastra that start from hermeneutic and social concerns today.

Hindu Law
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018

Through pointed studies of important aspects and topics of dharma in Dharmasastra, this comprehensive collection shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law. Part one provides a concise overview of the literary genres in which Dharmasastra was written with attention to chronology and

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-08

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20

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  • Author : Torkel Brekke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27

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  • Author : Mandakranta Bose
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-21

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Hindu Law
  • Author : Patrick Olivelle,Donald Richard Davis
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017

Through a pointed study of an important aspect or topic of dharma in Dharmasastra, this collection shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law. Part one provides a concise overview of the literary genres in which Dharmasastra was written with attention to chronology

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The Oxford History of Hinduism  Hindu Law
  • Author : Patrick Olivelle,Donald R. Davis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-08

Through pointed studies of important aspects and topics of dharma in Dharmaśāstra, this comprehensive collection shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law. Part One provides a concise overview of the literary genres in which Dharmasastra was written with attention to chronology

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  • Author : Torkel Brekke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27

The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism focuses on developments resulting from movements within the tradition as well as contact between India and the outside world through both colonialism and globalization. Divided into three parts, part one considers the historical background to modern conceptualizations of Hinduism. Moving away from the

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-10

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10

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  • Author : Lisa I. Knight
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01

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  • Author : Carl Olson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30

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  • Author : Daniel Gold
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-11

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  • Publisher : SAGE Publishing India
  • Release Date : 2016-05-23

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