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Dharmasastra and Social Awareness

V.N. Jha

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ISBN 10: 8170304768 / ISBN 13: 9788170304760
Published by Satguru, Delhi, 1996
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Contents: Foreward. 1. Relevance of the study of Dharmasastra. 2. The term Dharma: its scope. 3. Concept of Dharma and Dharmasastra. 4. Woman and Dharmasastra. 5. Madhva's concept of Dharma. 6. Human rights and Dharmasastra. 7. Social relevance of Dharmasastra in the present context of fundamentalism v. secularism. 8. Sudras and the Vedic sacrifice. 9. Historical importance of the Devala smrti. 10. Dharmasastra and inscriptions on Bhumidana: its social concerns. 11. Marriage rites and social obligations. 12. Four Purusarthas and their role in society. 13. Education in ancient India and Dharmasastra. 14. The concept of an ideal teacher and his role in the society. 15. Rights and duties of the individual in ancient India. 16. Caste system and division of labour. 17. Kautilya's views on punishment. 18. Priests and their role in the society. 19. Construction of the court-building Nyayasala. 20. Worship of deities and its social relevance. 21. Anadhyaya and its social relevance. 22. Dharmasastra and the study of logic. 23. Revenue and maintenance of state. 24. Legal aspects of Dharmasastra as viewed by European jurist/ orientalists contributing to comparative jurisprudence. 25. The number and the sequential order of Asramas. Bookseller Inventory # 8996

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Title: Dharmasastra and Social Awareness

Publisher: Satguru, Delhi

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:New

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Contributed research papers presented at the National Seminar on "Dharma‚sŚastra and Social Awareness", held at the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, University of Poona, 1994.

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