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Olivelle: Dharma

Olivelle, Patrick:
Dharma : Studies in its semantic, cultural and religious history / by Patrick Olivelle. - Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass, 2009. - viii, 492 S. - (Sources of Ancient Indian Law ; Vol. 4)
ISBN 978-81-208-3338-8
Rs. 1195,00
US$ 24,90 (Motilal)
US$ 25,43 (Eastern Book Corp.)
US$ 55,80 (Bagchee)

This is the first scholarly book devoted to the study of the term dharma within the broad scope of Indian cultural and religious history. Most generalizations about Indian culture and religion upon close scrutiny turn out to be inaccurate. An exception undoubtedly is the term dharma. This term and the notions underlying it clearly constitute the most central feature of Indian civilization down the centuries, irrespective of linguistic, sectarian, or regional differences. The nineteen papers included in this collection deal with many significant historical manifestations of the term dharma. These studies by some of the leading scholars in the respective fields will both present a more nuanced picture of the semantic history of dharma by putting contours onto the flat landscape we have inherited and spur further studies of this concept so central for understanding the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. [Verlagsinformation]

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PATRICK OLIVELLE served as the Chair of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin from 1994 to 2007, where he is Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions. Prior to coming to Texas, Olivelle taught in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, from 1974 to 1991, where he was the Department Chair 1984-90. Profile page.

Quellen: Motilal Banarsidass; Bagchee; Eastern Book Corp.

Von Patrick Olivelle haben wir in Indologica bereits die folgenden Werke erfaßt:
1. [21.06.2004] Olivelle: The law code of Manu (2 Titel)
2. [13.01.2005] Olivelle: Manu's Code of Law
3. [28.01.2006] Olivelle: Dharmasutra parallels
4. [30.04.2006] Olivelle: The five discourses on worldly wisdom
5. [17.08.2006] Olivelle: Between the Empires
6. [22.08.2006] Olivelle: Language, texts and society
7. [12.03.2008] Asvaghosa: Life of the Buddha
8. [28.11.2008] Olivelle: Collected Essays 1
9. [28.11.2008] Olivelle: Collected Essays 2