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Published: 14 December 2017

572 Pages


ISBN: 9780198702603

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The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law

A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Edited by Patrick Olivelle and Donald R. Davis

The Oxford History of Hinduism

  • Shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law
  • Provides a concise overview of the literary genres in which Dharmasastra was written with attention to chronology and historical developments
  • Presents descriptive and historical studies of all the major substantive topics of Dharmasastra
  • Contains brief studies of the impact and reception of Dharmasastra in other South Asian cultural and textual traditions
  • Draws inspiration from critical terms in contemporary legal and religious studies to analyze Dharmasastra texts

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