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Women's Dharma: Śāstric Norms and Epic Narratives

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the topics of strīdharma or womens's dharma and marriage law as the Mahābhārata portrays them through the three generations of dynastic instability that precede the generation ... More


Negotiating the Shape of “Scripture”: New Perspectives on the Development and Growth of the Mahābhārata between the Empires

James L. Fitzgerald

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/9780195305326.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the development and growth of the Mahābhārata (MBh) between the empires. The four anthologies of Bhīṣma's anuśāsana came into existence as one side of a complex process of ... More


The Gendered Body: The Dialogue of Sulabhā and Janaka, Mahābhārata, Śāntiparvan chapter 308

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

in Human Being, Bodily Being: Phenomenology from Classical India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823629
eISBN:
9780191862236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823629.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter deals with an episode in The Book of Peace of the Mahābhārata in which a spiritually powerful yet protean almswoman, Sulabhā, encounters a King Janaka. It enquires into what Janaka’s ... More


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