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The Resource Dharma : its early history in law, religion, and narrative, Alf Hiltebeitel

Dharma : its early history in law, religion, and narrative, Alf Hiltebeitel

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Dharma : its early history in law, religion, and narrative
Title
Dharma
Title remainder
its early history in law, religion, and narrative
Statement of responsibility
Alf Hiltebeitel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 300 BCE and 200 CE, concepts and practices of dharma attained literary prominence throughout India. Both Buddhist and Brahmanical authors sought to clarify and classify their central concerns, and dharma proved a means of thinking through and articulating those concerns. Alf Hiltebeitel shows the different ways in which dharma was interpreted during that formative period: from the grand cosmic chronometries of kalpas and yugas to narratives about divine plans, gendered nuances of genealogical time, royal biography (even autobiography, in the case of the emperor Asoka), and guidelines for daily life, including meditation. He reveals the vital role dharma has played across political, religious, legal, literary, ethical, and philosophical domains and discourses about what holds life together. Through dharma, these traditions have articulated their distinct visions of the good and well-rewarded life. This insightful study explores the diverse and changing significance of dharma in classical India in nine major dharma texts, as well some shorter ones. Dharma proves to be a term by which to make a fresh cut through these texts, and to reconsider their own chronology, their import, and their relation to each other."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiltebeitel, Alf
Dewey number
294.5/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL1213.52
LC item number
.H55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
South Asia research
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dharma
  • Hinduism
  • Dharma (Buddhism)
  • Buddhism
Label
Dharma : its early history in law, religion, and narrative, Alf Hiltebeitel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Aśoka Maurya -- A Vedic history of dharma -- Early Buddhism: three baskets of dharma -- Post-Vedic Brahmanical dharma -- Dharma over time, I: big time dharma -- Dharma over time, II: prophesies of disaster -- Women's dharma: Śāstric norms and epic narratives -- Two dharma biographies? Rāma and Yudhiṣṭhira -- Draupadī and Sītā: dharmapatnīs of two different kinds -- Dharma and the Bhagavad Gītā -- Dharma and bhakti -- Aśvaghoṣa's Buddhacarita: a Buddhist reading of the Sanskrit epics and their treatments of dharma
Control code
650019987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 747 pages
Isbn
9780195394238
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)650019987
Label
Dharma : its early history in law, religion, and narrative, Alf Hiltebeitel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Aśoka Maurya -- A Vedic history of dharma -- Early Buddhism: three baskets of dharma -- Post-Vedic Brahmanical dharma -- Dharma over time, I: big time dharma -- Dharma over time, II: prophesies of disaster -- Women's dharma: Śāstric norms and epic narratives -- Two dharma biographies? Rāma and Yudhiṣṭhira -- Draupadī and Sītā: dharmapatnīs of two different kinds -- Dharma and the Bhagavad Gītā -- Dharma and bhakti -- Aśvaghoṣa's Buddhacarita: a Buddhist reading of the Sanskrit epics and their treatments of dharma
Control code
650019987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 747 pages
Isbn
9780195394238
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)650019987

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