The Nature and Grounds of Political Obligation in the Hindu State (Hardback)
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The Nature and Grounds of Political Obligation in the Hindu State (Hardback)

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Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 30/10/2012
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Professor J.J. Anjaria presents a lucid overview of the role of the State in Hindu thought and its connection to the modern State. The starting point is Dharma, which in Hinduism furnishes the elegant conceptual framework to understand the universe - and thereby also the nature of political obligation and the purpose of human activity. In particular, Hindu thought sees the State and its rulers as subservient to Dharma.

Prof. Anjaria argues that in modern times State regulation of men and institutions based on birth, power, wealth, or gender will block the fulfillment of the individual's true aspirations and the development of a harmonious society. He calls for a renewed concept of Dharma, which would allow the State, in a true democracy, to fulfill its crucial role of supporting individual human endeavor. This requires moving away from the old view of Dharma, which over the centuries came to be implemented as a rigid, static set of rules that sought to preserve a status quo.

This work offers fresh insight into ancient Hindu political theory and a new perspective on Prof. Anjaria's scholarship.

Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9788171889273
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 25 mm

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