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The Early Upanisads: Annotated text and Translation

By: Patrick Olivelle

Price: $68.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 031942

ISBN: 8121508614

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The Upanishads are the central scriptures of Hinduism. They represent some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion, both because they played a critical role in the development of religious ideas in India and because they are our greatest source for the religious, social, and intellectual history of ancient India. Composed at a time of great social, economic, and religious change, the Upanisads document the transition from the archaic ritualism of the Veda into new religious ideas and institutions. In the Introduction Olivelle provides a solid backg... View more info

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The Asrama System: The History and Hermeneutics of a Religious Institution

By: Patrick Olivelle

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 033987

ISBN: 8121511356

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The lesser known and explored of the two pillars of Hinduism, varna and asrama, asrama is a system of four distinct and legitimate ways of leading a religious life: as a celibate student, a married householder, a forest hermit, and a world renouncer. In this, the first full-length study of the asrama system, Patrick Olivelle uncovers its origin and traces its subsequent history. He examines in depth its relationship to other institutional and doctrinal aspects of the Brahmanical world and its position within Brahmanical theology, and assesses its significance within the history of Indian relig... View more info

The Law Code of Visnu: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Vaisnava-Dharmasastra

By: Patrick Olivelle

Price: $78.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2018

Seller ID: 701483

ISBN: 9789386552877

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In this frst critical edition of the legal treatise of Visnu (Visnu Smrti), Olivelle locates the text geographically in Kashmir and dates it to around the seventh century ce based, among other factors, on the iconographic description of Visnu. Te text was composed by a scholar who belonged to the Kathaka Branch of the Yajur eda and who was also an adherent of the Vaisnava Pancaratra tradition. This is the only legal text that shows a deep influence of the bhakti tradition. Although the Visnu Smrti did not have as illustrious a life as the treatises of Manu and Yajnavalkya, we find it cited... View more info

A Sanskrit Dictionary of Law and Statecraft

By: Patrick Olivelle

Price: $58.25

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2015

Seller ID: 701567

ISBN: 9789384082642

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This Dictionary contains technical terms used in Sanskrit texts of ancient and medieval India dealing with law and statecraft within Dharmasastra and Arthasastra. As editors, we have attempted to make the Dictionary as comprehensive as possible, even though, given the vast extent of the literature, this is an ideal to which we can only aspire. We have, however, gathered terms used in all the most significant texts of the two traditions. The Dictionary is arranged according to the Sanskrit alphabet, with each entry given in both Devanagari and Roman scripts. Each entry is followed by one or... View more info

Renunciation in Hinduism: A Medieval Debate, 2 Vols

By: Patrick Olivelle

Price: $126.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1986

Seller ID: 102102

ISBN: 3900271151

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Debate was the life blood of Indian thought. It unleashed the creative insights of theologians and sharpened the logical acumen of philosophers. In Indian techniques and rules of debate were the forerunners of logic. They informed not only the conduct of live debates but also the style and argument of writing. What PHYLLIS GRANOFF says about Sri Harsa’s Khandanakhankakhadya and the commentaries on the Vedanta Sutra is applicable to much of the philosophical and theological writings of the Indian middle ages: they "maintain their strong links with the tradition of oral debate," and ap... View more info

Dharma: Studies in its Semantic, Cultural and Religious History

By: Patrick Olivelle

Price: $24.20

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 102515

ISBN: 8120833384

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This is the first scholarly book devoted to the study of the term dharma with in 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. Th... View more info

A Dharma Reader: Classical Indian Law

By: Patrick Olivelle (Ed. & Tr.)

Price: $59.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 111474

ISBN: 8178244942

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In classical times, India’s diverse groups – whether defined by family or caste, professional or religious association – settled on a concept of law. How did they reach consensus? Was it based in religion or transcendent knowledge? Did it depend on time and place? What apparatus existed to ensure justice and fair verdicts?Addressing these questions and more, A Dharma Reader traces the definition and process of Indian law from the third century bce to the middle ages. Its breadth captures the centuries-long struggle by Indian thinkers to theorize law in a complex society.The volume includ... View more info

Rules and Regulations of Brahmanical Asceticism: Yatidharmasam-uccaya of Yadava Prakasa

By: Patrick Olivelle (ed. & trs)

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sri Satguru Publications:

Seller ID: 034900

ISBN: 8170305152

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Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

By: Patrick Olivelle (Ed.)

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2018

Seller ID: 900586

ISBN: 0190912308

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This volume is the result of an international conference organized by the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas. PRINTED PAGES: 544. View more info