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Writing a Book about India

Richard Stoneman

in The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691154039
eISBN:
9780691185385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154039.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the challenges of writing a book about India. Three main points emerge from this discussion: (1) Our own presumptions about India make it hard for us to see writers like ... More


The Indian Philosophers and the Greeks

Richard Stoneman

in The Greek Experience of India: From Alexander to the Indo-Greeks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691154039
eISBN:
9780691185385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154039.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the Greeks' interest in Indian philosophy. Philosophy in the Greek sense was a great deal more than is connoted by today's academic discipline, concerned as it is with ... More


The justice of the Indians

Richard Stoneman

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter starts with the report by Ctesias (early fourth century BCE) that the Indians are a very just people. This prompts various questions, for instance on the sources of his information and ... More


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