A Brief History of Dharmasastra

A Brief History of Dharmasastra

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ISBN: 9788170173700
Language: English

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The book is the first attempt to present, within a short compass, a systematic account of Dharmasastra comprising both original smrti works and digests written in different regions in India.

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Publisher Abhinav Publications
ISBN 9788170173700
Publishing Date 11-Mar-2012
Language English
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Worldwide

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Contents


Preface

Abbreviations

Chapter I Introduction

What is Smrti
Dharma--Definition and Sources
Origin and Development of Dharmasastra
Pracina Smrti and Navya Smrti
Schools of Navya Smrti
Arthasastra--its relation to Dharmasastra
Epics in relation to Dharmasastra

Chapter II Political, Social and Religious Background

Chapter III Evolution of Dharmasastra

Dharmasutras
Dharmasastra
Nibandhas (Smrti Digests)
Commentaries

Chapter IV Selected Topics of Dharmasastra

Acara
Prayascitta
Vyavahara
Rajadharma

Chapter V Ethics in Dharmasastra

Chapter VI Purana and Smrti

Chapter VII Tantra and Smrti

Chapter VIII Interrelation among Different Schools of Navya-Smrti

Mithila and Bengal
Bengal and Orissa
Bengal and Assam
Bengal School and South Indian School
Bengal School Benares School

Chapter IX Society Reflected in Dharmasastra

Law, Civil and Criminal
Untouchability
Position of Women
Drinking in Ancient India
Euthanasia
Slavery
Durgotsava
Vrata
Dana
Food and Drink
Tirtha
Omens and Portents

Chapter X Rationalism, Tolerance and Germs
of Socialism in Dharmasastra

Chapter XI Epilogue

Appendix I Chronology of the Prominent Smrti Authors and Works

Appendix II Classified List of Principal Smæti Digests

Appendix III Dharmasastra and Mimamsa

Glossary

Select Bibliography

Index

 

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