Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > Hindu > Dharma: The Categorial Imperative
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Dharma: The Categorial Imperative
Dharma: The Categorial Imperative
Description

From the Jacket:

Each stable culture and major civilization of the world consists of a distinct material base and a distinct ideational structure and has an inherent mechanism of striking its own equilibrium between the two. In the Indian tradition dharma is the balancing force. Religion and ideology are literally treated as synonymous with the Sanskrit word dharma. But dharma differs from religion is not being exclusive, and from ideology in possessing a transcendental dimension.

The papers in this volume acknowledge that neither the word religion nor dharma can be discarded while looking at the Indian reality. They address themselves to the question: To what extent does the continued use of the concept of religion in the Indian context reflect reality, and to what extent does it distort or misrepresent its dharmic reality? Given India's historical and the present existential situation these papers explore the question: "Is an alternative understanding of Indian civilization possible, independent of Western presuppositions?"

The articles in the book present an in-depth study of the concept of dharma and its relation to the other purusarthas - artha, kama and moksa, as well as with society, science, religion, Ayurveda and secularism. Relying mainly on the Vedas, epics Manusmrti and the writing of Plato, Vivekananda, Gandhi et al., these papers explore some contemporary issues relating to women (stri-dharma) and the dilemmas faced by the Indian diaspora, especially in the UK and the US.

These discussions have an appeal for a general reader as well as for scholars of Philosophy, Religion, WOmen's Studies, Modern India and Sociology.

About the Author:

Mrinal Miri is currently Vicechancellor of Northeastern Hill University. He has taught philosophy in Delhi University and Northeastern Hill University. His philosophical publications include several books and many articles in professional journals both in India and abroad. Prior to his present assignment he was, for six year, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.

Arvind Sharma, formerly of the I.A.S., is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has published extensively in the fields of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion and is currently engaged in promoting the adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religion.

Ashok Vohra is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delhi. He was the Member Secretary of Indian council of Philosophical Research during 1995-98. He is the author of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind, (Croom-Helm, London, Sydney); co-author of Radhakrishnan: HIs Life and Ideas (State University of New York Press, New York) and co-editor of The Philosophy of K. Satchidanada Murty (ICPR, New Delhi). He has translated Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations; On Certainty; and Culture and Value into Hindi. In addition he has published more than seventy articles and research papers in Indian and foreign journals. He has been writing columns on Indian philosophy and religion in leading national dailies.

CONTENTS

 

  Introduction 1
1. 'Religion' or 'Dharma' - Meaning and Motivation: Primarily in Indian Context
                         - R.S. Bhatnagar
6
2. Philosophy, Religion, and Secularism: The Indian Context
                        - Srinivasa Rao
23
3. Dharma - Its Normative Base and Orthopraxeic Frame: Concept of Dharma and its Implications in Dharmasastras
                        - Godabarisha Mishra
52
4. Semantics of Dharma
                        - V. Kutumba Sastry
74
5. Dharma and Moksa: Conflict, Continuity, and Identity
                        - Mahesh M. Mehta
88
6. Mahatma Gandhi's Notion of Dharma: An Explication
                        - Pushraj Jain
103
7. India, Europe, and Modernity
                        - Saranindranath Tagore
113
8. Imperial Identities: The Construction of Britain and India in Children's Literature
                        - Kathryn Castle
131
9. The Goals of Medicine - Setting New Priorities: A Hindu Prespective
                        - Cromwell Crawford
165
10. The Spiritual Self and Psychopathology: Theoretical Reflections and Clinical Observations
                        - Alan Roland
192
11. Recontextualizing Indian History: A Hermenutic of Samskrtikarana
                        - Shrinivas Tilak
215
12. Secularism vs. Hindu Nationalism: Interrogating the Terms of the Debate
                        - Makrand Pranjape
262
13. Hindu Dharma and Indian Funk
                        - K. Dad Prithipaul
276
14. Vedic Mythology: An Archetypal Delineation of the Hindu World-View
                        - B. Rambilass
327
15. Modern Philosophical Fragmentation versus Vedanta and Plato
                        - Bart Gruzalski
349
16. The Dharmic Journey of Svami Vivekananda: From The Apostle of Hinduism Universalism to Hinduism as the Religion Eternal
                        - George M. Williams
363
17. Stri Dharma - Wife's Duties: A Hindu Textual and Contextual Analysis among the Educated and Professional Women in Cotemporary Indian Society and the Diaspora in UK and USA
                        - Annapurna Devi Pandey
400
18. Women in the East and Women in the West
                        - Ashima Khasnabish
422
  The Contributors 447
  Index 455

 

Sample Pages





















Dharma: The Categorial Imperative

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
IDE797
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
8124602700
Language:
English
Size:
8.6" X 5.6"
Pages:
472
Other Details:
weight of book 797 gms
Price:
$43.00
Discounted:
$34.40   Shipping Free
You Save:
$8.60 (20%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Dharma: The Categorial Imperative
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8984 times since 29th Feb, 2016

From the Jacket:

Each stable culture and major civilization of the world consists of a distinct material base and a distinct ideational structure and has an inherent mechanism of striking its own equilibrium between the two. In the Indian tradition dharma is the balancing force. Religion and ideology are literally treated as synonymous with the Sanskrit word dharma. But dharma differs from religion is not being exclusive, and from ideology in possessing a transcendental dimension.

The papers in this volume acknowledge that neither the word religion nor dharma can be discarded while looking at the Indian reality. They address themselves to the question: To what extent does the continued use of the concept of religion in the Indian context reflect reality, and to what extent does it distort or misrepresent its dharmic reality? Given India's historical and the present existential situation these papers explore the question: "Is an alternative understanding of Indian civilization possible, independent of Western presuppositions?"

The articles in the book present an in-depth study of the concept of dharma and its relation to the other purusarthas - artha, kama and moksa, as well as with society, science, religion, Ayurveda and secularism. Relying mainly on the Vedas, epics Manusmrti and the writing of Plato, Vivekananda, Gandhi et al., these papers explore some contemporary issues relating to women (stri-dharma) and the dilemmas faced by the Indian diaspora, especially in the UK and the US.

These discussions have an appeal for a general reader as well as for scholars of Philosophy, Religion, WOmen's Studies, Modern India and Sociology.

About the Author:

Mrinal Miri is currently Vicechancellor of Northeastern Hill University. He has taught philosophy in Delhi University and Northeastern Hill University. His philosophical publications include several books and many articles in professional journals both in India and abroad. Prior to his present assignment he was, for six year, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.

Arvind Sharma, formerly of the I.A.S., is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has published extensively in the fields of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion and is currently engaged in promoting the adoption of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religion.

Ashok Vohra is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delhi. He was the Member Secretary of Indian council of Philosophical Research during 1995-98. He is the author of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind, (Croom-Helm, London, Sydney); co-author of Radhakrishnan: HIs Life and Ideas (State University of New York Press, New York) and co-editor of The Philosophy of K. Satchidanada Murty (ICPR, New Delhi). He has translated Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations; On Certainty; and Culture and Value into Hindi. In addition he has published more than seventy articles and research papers in Indian and foreign journals. He has been writing columns on Indian philosophy and religion in leading national dailies.

CONTENTS

 

  Introduction 1
1. 'Religion' or 'Dharma' - Meaning and Motivation: Primarily in Indian Context
                         - R.S. Bhatnagar
6
2. Philosophy, Religion, and Secularism: The Indian Context
                        - Srinivasa Rao
23
3. Dharma - Its Normative Base and Orthopraxeic Frame: Concept of Dharma and its Implications in Dharmasastras
                        - Godabarisha Mishra
52
4. Semantics of Dharma
                        - V. Kutumba Sastry
74
5. Dharma and Moksa: Conflict, Continuity, and Identity
                        - Mahesh M. Mehta
88
6. Mahatma Gandhi's Notion of Dharma: An Explication
                        - Pushraj Jain
103
7. India, Europe, and Modernity
                        - Saranindranath Tagore
113
8. Imperial Identities: The Construction of Britain and India in Children's Literature
                        - Kathryn Castle
131
9. The Goals of Medicine - Setting New Priorities: A Hindu Prespective
                        - Cromwell Crawford
165
10. The Spiritual Self and Psychopathology: Theoretical Reflections and Clinical Observations
                        - Alan Roland
192
11. Recontextualizing Indian History: A Hermenutic of Samskrtikarana
                        - Shrinivas Tilak
215
12. Secularism vs. Hindu Nationalism: Interrogating the Terms of the Debate
                        - Makrand Pranjape
262
13. Hindu Dharma and Indian Funk
                        - K. Dad Prithipaul
276
14. Vedic Mythology: An Archetypal Delineation of the Hindu World-View
                        - B. Rambilass
327
15. Modern Philosophical Fragmentation versus Vedanta and Plato
                        - Bart Gruzalski
349
16. The Dharmic Journey of Svami Vivekananda: From The Apostle of Hinduism Universalism to Hinduism as the Religion Eternal
                        - George M. Williams
363
17. Stri Dharma - Wife's Duties: A Hindu Textual and Contextual Analysis among the Educated and Professional Women in Cotemporary Indian Society and the Diaspora in UK and USA
                        - Annapurna Devi Pandey
400
18. Women in the East and Women in the West
                        - Ashima Khasnabish
422
  The Contributors 447
  Index 455

 

Sample Pages





















Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Dharma: The Categorial Imperative (Philosophy | Books)

The Voice of Verdict (A Study on Vyavahara-Dharma in Dharmasastra)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDK330
$31.00$24.80
You save: $6.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Dharma Sutras
Item Code: IHL837
$25.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dharma in Early Brahmanic, Buddhist and Jain Traditions
by Vincent Sekhar
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IHL047
$31.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dharma
Item Code: IDH271
$3.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dharma (The Global Ethic)
by M Rama Jois
Paperback (Edition: 1997)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: NAK994
$15.00
SOLD
Untouchability Alien to Hindu Dharma
by Dr. K.V. Paliwal
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Suruchi Prakashan
Item Code: NAJ614
$11.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dharma Shastra in Contemporary Times
by Dr. (Mrs.) S. Narang
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Nag Publisher
Item Code: NAJ311
$16.00
SOLD
Dharma
by Swami Harshananda
Paperback (Edition: 1998)
Sri Ramakrishna Math
Item Code: IDH541
$2.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you for shipping the book. Appreciate your website and ease of use.
Sivaprasad, USA
Nice website--clear, easy to use, no glitches.
M. Brice
Thank you for providing great stuff during such a crazy time. Have a great day!
Ben
Thank you so much for creating abundance for many people in their growth and understanding of themselves and our world. Your site has offers many resources in growing and learning spiritually, physically, and also mentally. It is much needed in our world today, and I thank you.
M. Altman, USA
The book intended for my neighbour has arrived in the netherlands, very pleased to do business with India :)
Erik, Netherlands
Thank you for selling such useful items.   Much love.
Daniel, USA
I have beeen using this website for along time n i got book which I ordered n im getting fully benefited. And I recomend others to visit this wesite n do shopping thanks.
Leela, USA
IAs a serious student and teacher of Bhagavad Gītā, Upaniṣad and Jyotiṣa I have found you have some good editions of English with sanskrit texts. Having texts of high quality with both is essential.   This has been a user friendly experience
Dean, USA
Very happy with the purchase!
Amee, USA
Both Exotic India and Gita Press are the most resourceful entities for boosting our spiritual activities.
Shambhu, Canada
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India