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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 traces the evolution of theories of warfare in India, focusing on the debate between Dharmayuddha (Just War) and Kutayuddha (Unjust War) within Hindu philosophy. This debate centers around  Read more...

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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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