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Sources of Indian Tradition

Modern India and Pakistan

Paperback Published: 20th May 1988
ISBN: 9780231064156
Number Of Pages: 433
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Since 1958 one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-states of India, Pakstan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal), this classic is now extensively revised, with much new material added. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which leading Indian thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings.

Chapters address the opening of India to the West; Hindu and Muslim social and religious reform movements; the emergence of both moderate and extremist nationalisms; the thought of Mahatma Gandhi; public policies for independent India; Pakistan's formation as an Islamic state, and other topics.

This is a serious, careful, dependable book, broader and more varied even than the old Sources...It is also easy to read, to look at, and to hear; the new translations are always sound, often charming and occasionally quite brilliant. This is the primary study of Indian civilization. -- Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, University of Chicago For over thirty years, anyone seriously interested in India has always had to keep a copy of this classic within arm's reach. Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful -- as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook -- that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world. I welcome the 'return' of this important work to the marketplace. Better still, I am delighted to note that, in matters of fine-tuning, this is an improved and updated and revised version. -- Robert Eric Frykenberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Cosmic and Ritual Order in Vedic Literature
The Ultimate Reality in the Upanishad
The Basic Doctrines of Jainism
Jain Philosophy and Political Thought
Theravada Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism: ""The Greater Vehicle""
The Vehicle of the Thunderbolt and the Decline of Buddhism in India
Dharma: The First End of Man (R.N.D.)
Artha: The Second End of Man (R.N.D.)
Kama: The Third End of Man (V.R., revised)
Moksha: The Fourth End of Man
The Songs of Medievel Hindu Devotion (V.R.,
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ISBN: 9780231064156
ISBN-10: 0231064152
Series: Introduction to Oriental Civilizations : Book 2
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 433
Published: 20th May 1988
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.7  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised