Hinduism and the Ethics of Warfare in South Asia : From Antiquity to the Present
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Yayıncı Cambridge University Press ( 10 / 2012 ) ISBN 9781107017368 | Ciltli | 15,75x22,86x2,29 cm. | İngilizce | 305 Sayfa | Türler Din / Doğu Dinleri | Etik
Hardcover. Pub Date: 2012 08 Pages: 240 Publisher: Camidge University Press This book challenges the view. Common among Western scholars. That precolonial India lacked a tradition of military philosophy. It traces the evolution of theories of warfare in India from the dawn of civilization. focusing on the debate between Dharmayuddha (Just War) and Kutayuddha (Unjust War) within Hindu philosophy. This debate centers around four questions: What is war What justifies it How should it be waged And what are its potential repercussions This body of literature provides evidence of the historical evolution of strategic thought in the Indian subcontinent that has heretofore been neglected by modern historians. Further. it provides a counterpoint to scholarship in political science that engages solely with Western theories in its analysis of independent India's philosophy of warfare ....