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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


Dharma and Rupture in the Game of Dice

Emily T. Hudson

in Disorienting Dharma: Ethics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860760
eISBN:
9780199979936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860760.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 examines how the epic’s aesthetics of suffering builds its threefold argument concerning the pervasive presence of suffering through examining the depiction of four characters and one ... More


The Eyesight of Insight: Dhṛtarāṣṭra and Moral Blindness

Emily T. Hudson

in Disorienting Dharma: Ethics and the Aesthetics of Suffering in the Mahabharata

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860760
eISBN:
9780199979936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860760.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 investigates the depiction of a single character, Dhṛtarāṣṭra, as both a victim and an agent of suffering. While Dhṛtarāṣṭra has received little attention from Mahābhārata scholars, this ... More


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