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Inscribed Pots, Emerging Identities: The Social Milieu of Trade

Himanshu Prabha Ray

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter is an attempt at defining the social milieu of trade in peninsular India between the 4th century bce and the 4th century ce, the objective being to highlight the social factors that ... More


Why should a Brahmin tell you Whom to Marry?: A Deconstruction of the Laws of Manu 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the religious law on marriage—and, more broadly, sexual activity—in ancient India. It considers how the authors of the religious texts justified their authority and the extent ... More


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