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Against Dharma : dissent in the ancient Indian sciences of sex and politics

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Terry lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An esteemed scholar of Hinduism presents a groundbreaking interpretation of ancient Indian texts and their historic influence on subversive resistance Ancient Hindu texts speak of the three aims of human life: dharma,artha, and kama. Translated, these might be called religion, politics, and pleasure, and each is held to be an essential requirement of a full life. Balance among the three is a goal not always met,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 9780300235234 0300235232
OCLC Number: 1026492264
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on the Translations and Transliterations; Timeline: Relevant Events and Historical Developments; ONE. The Three Human Aims; TWO. The Influence of the Arthashastra on the Kamasutra; THREE. Dharma and Adharma in the Arthashastra; FOUR. Adharma and Dharma in the Kamasutra; FIVE. Glossing Adharma with Dharma; SIX. Skepticism and Materialism in Ancient India; SEVEN. Epilogue: Dhairma and the Subversion of Science; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Series Title: Terry lectures.
Responsibility: Wendy Doniger.

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"A groundbreaking book! Wendy Doniger subverts accepted notions of dharma using the prism of the Arthasastra and Kamasutra. This is not simply 'original'; nothing like this has been done Read more...

 
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