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A Dharma Reader - Classical Indian Law (Hardcover): Patrick Olivelle

A Dharma Reader - Classical Indian Law (Hardcover)

Patrick Olivelle

Series: Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought

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Whether defined by family, lineage, caste, professional or religious association, village, or region, India's diverse groups did settle on a concept of law in classical times. How did they reach this consensus? Was it based on religious grounds or a transcendent source of knowledge? Did it depend on time and place? And what apparatus did communities develop to ensure justice was done, verdicts were fair, and the guilty were punished? Addressing these questions and more, A Dharma Reader traces the definition, epistemology, procedure, and process of Indian law from the third century B.C.E. to the middle ages. Its breadth captures the centuries-long struggle by Indian thinkers to theorize law in a multiethnic and pluralist society. The volume includes new and accessible translations of key texts, notes that explain the significance and chronology of selections, and a comprehensive introduction that summarizes the development of various disciplines in intellectual-historical terms. It reconstructs the principal disputes of a given discipline, which not only clarifies the arguments but also relays the dynamism of the fight. For those seeking a richer understanding of the political and intellectual origins of a major twenty-first-century power, along with unique insight into the legal interactions among its many groups, this book offers exceptional detail, historical precision, and expository illumination.

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Imprint: Columbia University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Patrick Olivelle
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 424
ISBN-13: 978-0-231-17956-0
Languages: English
Subtitles: Sanskrit
Categories: Books > Law > Jurisprudence & general issues > Legal history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
LSN: 0-231-17956-1
Barcode: 9780231179560

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