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Hinduism and the ethics of warfare in South Asia : from antiquity to the present

Author: Kaushik Roy
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the evolution of Hindu theories of warfare in India from the dawn of civilization"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaushik Roy
ISBN: 9781107017368 110701736X
OCLC Number: 768480315
Description: xix, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Religious ethic and the philosophy of warfare in vedic and epic India : 1500 BCE-400 BCE --
2. Buddhism, Jainism, and Asoka's Ahimsa --
3. Kautilya's Kutayaddha : 300 BCE-300 CE --
4. Dharmayuddha and Kutahuddha from the Common Era to the advent of the Turks --
5. Hindu militarism under Islamic Rule : 900 CE-1800 CE --
6. Hindu militarism and anti-militarism in British India : 1750-1947 --
7. Hindu military ethos and strategic thought in post-colonial India --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Kaushik Roy.

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"This book challenges the view, common among Western scholars, that precolonial India lacked a tradition of military philosophy." -Military review

 
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