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Author Glucklich, Ariel

Title The Sense of Adharma
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1994


Description 1 online resource (285 pages)
Contents Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction: On Understanding Culture Through the Body; 1. Images and Symbols of Dharma; 2. The Duration of Images in Time; 3. Why Rivers Purify (And Only Bad Witches Are Ugly); 4. Dermatology and Cosmology; 5. Boundaries in Space and Time; 6. Passage to Marriage--The Dharma Agent; 7. Playing The Field: Adultery as Claim Jumping, by Wendy Doniger; 8. Thieves and Dharma in the Story Literature; 9. The Adharmic Force of Punishment (Danda); Conclusion: Back to the Body; Bibliography; Index
Summary This is a study of the contrasting Hindu concepts of adharma (chaos) and dharma (order). The author uses a synthesis of phenomenological and anthropological approaches to study the structure of the imagination that produces such an apparently contradictory viewpoint
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-259) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Dharma.
Adharma (Hinduism)
Hindu symbolism.
Adharma (Hinduism)
Hindu symbolism.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92045768
ISBN 9780198024484