The Laws of Manu Introduction by Wendy Doniger

$27.99

The Laws of Manu Introduction by Wendy Doniger ISBN:9780140445404

Not available in store.
Usually Ships within 10 business days

SKU: 9780140445404 Categories: , ,

Description

“The Laws of Manu”, 200 BC – 200 AD, is a central text of Hinduism. Its religious importance for both Hinduism and ideology easily rivals that of the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita, as it provides a document of social life and ideals. The text is primarily concerned with the Hindu view of life and how it should be lived, about “Dharma”, which subsumes the English concepts of “law”, “duty”, “rightiousness”, “religion” and “practice”. It is the basic text on caste, on marriage, on most elements of human behaviour, and it continues to be basic reading for anyone undertaking a study of India.

The Laws of Manu Introduction by Wendy Doniger ISBN:9780140445404

 

Additional information

Weight 326 g
Dimensions 25 × 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

<b>Wendy Doniger</b> is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, where she is also a professor of South Asian languages and civilizations. Her translations for Penguin Classics include <i>The Laws of Manu</i> and <i>Hindu Myths</i>.

Brand

Format

Paperback / softback

Readership Level