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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


Two Dharma Biographies? Rāma and Yudhiṣṭhira

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/9780195394238.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 9 takes up how the epics portray Rāma and Yudhiṣṭhira's lifelong biographies. It argues that each epic carries its king through a similar archetypal pattern evident from the structuring of ... More


Building in Sound

Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman

in Śrīnātha: The Poet who Made Gods and Kings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199863020
eISBN:
9780199932900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863020.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Srinatha’s masterpiece is the Bhimesvara-puranamu or Bhima-khandamu, which tells the story of the major temple of Daksarama in the Godavari delta. Here we have an example of a poet who creates and ... More


Learning to Live: Freedom from Fear of Death*

Tulsi Badrinath

in Chaturvedi Badrinath: Unity of Life and Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199465187
eISBN:
9780199086511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465187.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Death was created by Brahma. Greed, anger, talking ill of others, envy, jealousy, ill-will, confusion of perception, shamelessness, and wounding words spoken to each other—these devour the bodies of ... More


Moses and Monotheism and the Mahābhārata: Trauma, Loss of Memory, and the Return of the Repressed

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's Mahābhārata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878337
eISBN:
9780190878368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878337.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Chapter 6 draws from Freud’s Moses and Monotheism, which posits that religious traditions, like neuroses, must be studied not only through their conscious self-presentations but also through trauma ... More


Women in the Mahabharata 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/9780199360079.003.0038
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the women of the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic written by Vyasa. The new attention paid to women in the epic can be attributed to the stories of the births of both Vyasa and its ... More


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