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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:   Print book : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 9780300216196 030021619X
OCLC Number: 1002129772
Description: xvi, 226 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The three human aims --
The influence of the Arthashastra on the Kamasutra --
Dharma and adharma in the Arthashastra --
Adharma and dharma in the Kamasutra --
Glossing adharma with dharma --
Skeptiscism and materialism in ancient India --
Epilogue: Dharma and the subversion of science.
Series Title: Terry lectures.
Responsibility: Wendy Doniger.

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Finalist for the 2019 PROSE awards, Theology & Religious Studies category"A groundbreaking book! Wendy Doniger subverts accepted notions of dharma using the prism of the Arthasastra and Kamasutra. Read more...

 
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