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By Patrick Olivelle

ISBN-10: 0231179561

ISBN-13: 9780231179560

Whether outlined by way of relatives, lineage, caste, specialist or non secular organization, village, or area, India’s varied teams did decide on an summary inspiration of legislations in classical occasions. How did they succeed in this consensus? used to be it in response to spiritual grounds or a transcendent resource of information? Did it rely on time and position? And what equipment did groups enhance to make sure justice used to be performed, verdicts have been reasonable, and the in charge have been punished?

Addressing those questions and extra, A Dharma Reader strains the definition, epistemology, strategy, and technique of Indian legislation from the 3rd century B.C.E. to the center a long time. Its breadth captures the centuries-long fight by means of Indian thinkers to theorize legislations in a multiethnic and pluralist society. the quantity contains new and available translations of key texts, notes that specify the importance and chronology of choices, and a entire creation that summarizes the improvement of assorted disciplines in intellectual-historical phrases. It reconstructs the central disputes of a given self-discipline, which not just clarifies the arguments but additionally relays the dynamism of the struggle. For these looking a richer realizing of the political and highbrow origins of a big twenty-first-century strength, in addition to special perception into the felony interactions between its many teams, this e-book deals conceptual aspect, ancient precision, and expository illumination not like the other volume.

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