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Explorations in the Early History of the Dharmaśāstra

Patrick Olivelle

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/9780195305326.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The absence of the term śāstra in the vedic texts, including the Brāhmaṇas and the Upaniṣads, and the relative frequency of its use in the literature falling broadly within the period “between the ... More


Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190696153
eISBN:
9780190696184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Much has been written about the Indian ascetic, but hardly any scholarly attention has been paid to the householder, generally referred to in Sanskrit as gṛhastha, “the stay-at-home.” The institution ... More


Marriage and Family: Acknowledging Women's Rights

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with the title of dispute traditionally called strī-pum-dharma which seeks to regulate the mutual conduct of men and women both within, and outside marriage. Dharma śāstra, in all ... More


Property, Family, and Women: Wives and Daughters as Lawful Beneficiaries

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

One significant idea behind the evolution of family in human society is that of providing security to members. The family structure envisaged in dharma śāstra is an extended joint family. Since it is ... More


Law and the Economy: Grappling with the Ambiguities of the Free Market

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Right from the period of the early sṃrtis, dharma śāstrahas sought to regulate economic transactions and relationships. This chapter notes that the traditional vyvahāra padas covering this area ... More


Law and Community: From the Communitarian Particular to the Citizen Individual

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Human beings enter into a variety of relationships with one another giving rise to many forms of social organisation. The society as reflected in the dharma śāstra is built around the basic units of ... More


Evidence and Procedure: Calibrating the Mechanisms

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In dharma śāstra texts, procedural law is discussed under ‘vyvahara matrka’. The law of evidence forms a part of this discussion. The sṃrtis of Nārada, Ḅrhaspati and Kātyāyana and the later digests ... More


Householders, Holy and Otherwise, in the Nı̄ti and Kāma Literature

Mark McClish

in Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190696153
eISBN:
9780190696184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696153.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

This chapter explores the use of terms for the “householder” in the extant nīti (statecraft) and kāma (erotics) texts of the classical period. It examines the word gṛhastha (“householder”), its ... More


Exoteric Scriptures and Treatises

José Ignacio Cabezón

in The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199958603
eISBN:
9780199980819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958603.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the nature and types of exoteric scriptures and commentarial literature. The book uses the well-known tripartite structure of (1) scriptures spoken by the Buddha himself, (2) ... More


Religious Syncretism and Literary Innovation: New Perspectives on Bhakti and Rasas in the Vijñānagītā by Keshavdas

Stefania Cavaliere

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Stefania Cavaliere shows that the Vijñānagītā of Keshavdas is much more than a translation of an allegorical Sanskrit drama, the Prabodhacandrodaya of Krishnamishra. The allegorical battle between ... More


Yogācāra: Indian Buddhist Origins

John Powers

in Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199358120
eISBN:
9780199358205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a historical overview of Yogācāra in India, including its place in Indian Buddhist doxography; its representative thinkers and commentators from the fourth through to the ... More


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