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The Social Dimensions of Early Buddhism

By: Uma Chakravarti

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 037954

ISBN: 8121507499

Condition: New


The book examines the relationship of Buddhism to its locus, the expanding agrarian economy of the Ganga valley during the period 600-300 BC. It outlines the contours of the major social and economic groups that were the dramatic personae in this dynamic process, especially the gahapati, who entrepreneurial role in the economy has not received the attention it deserves. The work explores the emergence of sharp differentiation between those in control of the means of production, who dominated the agrarian scene, and those marginalized groups whose labour was essential to the expanding economy b... View more info

Fault Lines of History: The India Papers II

By: Uma Chakravarti

Price: $19.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.: 2016

Seller ID: 111376

ISBN: 9789385932083

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 366. View more info

On the Social Philosophy of Buddhism: Four Essays

By: Uma Chakravarti

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Shimla, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: 2015

Seller ID: 901358

ISBN: 9789382396284


The four essays in this volume, spanning two decades of the author's engagement with Buddhism, dwell on the Buddha as a unique social philosopher who was deeply concerned about the way society could be organized in order to make it more humane. While the Buddha is well- known for his ideas on the nature of human existence and the sorrow it entails, as well as for pointing out the direction in which suffering could end, his ideas on how a new society could be created are less well-known. Since the late 19th century writers and thinkers in India have explored the humanitarian aspects of what the... View more info

Thinking Gender, Doing Gender: Feminist Scholarship and Practice Today

By: Uma Chakravarti (Ed.)

Price: $23.55

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2018

Seller ID: 1202365

ISBN: 9789352872749

Condition: New


In the 1980s, gender was acknowledged as a useful and necessary category of analysis. The first generation of feminist scholars defined the new field and provided a rich corpus of works; later generations of scholars and activists then expanded it through their writings on culture, film and media, and sexuality. Thinking Gender, Doing Gender focuses on these issues, as well as on pedagogy and classroom practice, theoretical obstacles created by disciplinary constraints, and practices in the performing arts from a gender perspective. This volume focuses more on doing gender rather thinking gen... View more info

Shadow Lives: Writings on Widowhood

By: Uma Chakravarti and Preeti Gill (eds.)

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: An Imprint of Kali for Women: 2007

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 017812

ISBN: 8186706402

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 501. View more info