Author:Patrick Olivelle (Ed. & Tr.)

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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

Condition: New


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