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Author Rocher, Ludo.

Title Studies in Hindu law and Dharmaśāstra / Ludo Rocher ; edited with an introduction by Donald R. Davis, Jr
Published London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (759 pages)
Series Anthem South Asian normative traditions studies
Anthem South Asian normative traditions studies.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. One Nature of Hindu Law -- Hindu Conceptions of Law -- Historical Foundations of Ancient Indian Lata -- Hindu Law and Religion: Where to Draw the Line -- Law Books in an Oral Culture: The Indian Dharmasastras -- Schools of Hindu Law -- Changing Patterns of Diversification in Hindu Law -- pt. Two General Topics of Hindu Law -- Ancient Hindu Criminal Lata -- Hindu Law of Succession: From the Sastras to Modern Law -- Caste and Occupation in Classical India: The Normative Texts -- Megasthenes on Indian Lawbooks -- "Ambassador" in Ancient India -- Status of Minors according to Classical Hindu Law -- Quandoque bonus dormitat Jimutavahanas? -- Notes on Mixed Castes in Classical India -- Inheritance and Sraddha: The Principle of "Spiritual Benefit" -- Theory of Matrimonial Causes According to the Dharmasastra -- Jimutavahana's Dayabhaga and the Maxim Factum Valet -- ̂ Divinity of Royal Power in Ancient India according to Dharmasastra -- Few Considerations on Monocracy in Ancient India -- pt. Three Hindu Legal Procedure -- Theory of Proof in Ancient Hindu Law -- Problem of the Mixed Reply in Ancient Hindu Law -- Reply in Hindu Legal Procedure: Mitra Misra's Criticism of the Vyavahara-Cintamani -- "Lawyers" in Classical Hindu Law -- Anumana in the Brhaspatismrti -- pt. Four Technical Studies of Hindu Law -- Possession Held for Three Generations by Persons Related to the Owner -- Viramitrodaya on the Right of Private Defence -- Technical Term Anubandha in Sanskrit Legal Literature -- Kamasutra: Vatsyayana's Attitude toward Dharma and Dharmasastra -- In Defense of Jimutavahana -- Dasadasi -- Definition of Vakparusya -- Janmasvatvavada and Uparamasvatvavada: The First Chapters on Inheritance in the Mitaksara and Dayabhaga -- Karma and Rebirth in the Dharmasastras -- ̂ Notes on the Technical Term Sahasa: "Fine, Pecuniary Penalty" --
Summary This book presents for the first time a collection of the major studies on Hindu law and Dharmasastra by Ludo Rocher, one of the brightest lights of American academia. This collection of essays serves as an invaluable introduction to Rocher?s distinctive and important contributions to the field of Indology
Notes Foreword by Richard W. Lariviere
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 719-744) and index
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Subject Dharma.
Hindu law.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Donald R. (Donald Richard), 1970-
ISBN 0857285785 (electronic bk.)
9780857285782 (electronic bk.)