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History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
History of Dharmasastra in Essence
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History of Dharmasastra in Essence

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  • Dimensions:11.5 inch x 9.0 inch
  • Edition:2000
  • Author:Dr. S. G. Moghe
  • Publisher:Bhandarkar Oriental Research Insitute, Pune
  • Cover Type:Hardcover
  • Number of Pages:718
  • About the Book

    The encyclopaedic history of Dharmasastra represents a monumental single – handed effort by the Bharataratna Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane (07.05.1880-18.04.1972). The original work in seven volumes covering more than six thousand five hundred pages and the first volume revised in mid-sixties contain such extensive discussion of smrtis, Sanskrit literature, numismatics, epigraphy and lexicography that these volumes are used mainly by scholars for purposes of reference. A strong feeling was expressed by several persons that the contents of this great work should be made accessible in a concise form to non-specialist general readers in India as well as in other English speaking countries. This has now been done by Dr. S. G. Moghe, a dedicated scholar in the field of history of Dharmsastra.

    Several special or novel features of the present book are worth mentioning. The work of Dr. P. V. Kane in the field of Dharmasastra was published over a long period of four fecades. So discussions of particular topics by Dr. Kane are to be found not only in different volumes of the History of Dharmasastra but also in other books and journals. In the present book, an attempt has been made to present coherent accounts of these discussions. Summaries of chapters and long sections in the original work are also given for the benefit of the intended readers. Further, only judiciously selected important references are included in order not to burden the lay reader with unnecessary details.

    The message of the History of Dharmasastra is expected to spread to a large national and international readership by the availability of this condensed version retaining the essence of the original work.

     

    Preface

    In presenting this volume entitled 'Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. P. V. Kane's History of Dharma. Sastra – in essence to the scholarly world, my joy knows no bounds for the simple reason that by this work my name has now become inseparably connected with that towering personality and doyen of Sanskrit scholars in the domain of research and particularly the Dharma Sastra research.

    It must be stated here right at the very outset, that this edition is prepared, keeping in mind, the interest of the common public and general readers of the dharma-sastra literature and incidentally to serve the needs of the scholars-both occidental and oriental.

    In giving the essence of all the volumes of all the History of Dharma-Sastra, I have framed and followed some principles, which may be briefly stated here.

    1. The ritual procedures are preferably dropped.

    2. The Devanagari quotations are mostly curtailed.

    3. The long discussions involving the views of the prime facie and the siddhanta are dropped and only the conclusions drawn by Dr. Kane are stated.

    4. The matter that is available in other articles of Dr. Kane but having no place in the volumes of the Dharma Sastra is either utilised, or referred to, as per the space at my disposal.

    5. In dealing with the authors of Dharma Sastra in the first two volumes, attention is focussed on the personal history (if available), their dates and their special views and the identification if any. Besides, in the case of these authors or the Smrtikaras, their views scattered in other volumes are also brought together. The same is the case with the other topics that are discussed in the other volumes.

    6. The less scope is given for the criticism of the views of scholars at the hands of Dr. Kane unless such discussion become unavoidable in the context.

    7. The number of authorities for any view are stated by curtailing the number.

    8. The quotations for any view are generally given in the foot-notes and it is very rarely that the references are given in the body of the chapter.

    9. At the end of every chapter, the conclusions are briefly stated for the interest of the General readers.

    10. Dr. Kane's method of seeking corroboration for any view in the light of the evidence from history, epigraphy, classical Sanskrit literature, grammar and unpublished manuscripts and the position of such views in the modern Hindu case Law, is fully utilised here.

    11. At some places, however, the attention of the readers is also drawn to the lengthy discussion in the volumes of the History of Dharma Sastra for additional details, only to achieve brevity.

    12. In the case of the Smrtikaras and the digest authors in particular. The readers will find adequate references to such publications and also the reviews on the same, by admitting my own limitations and also my dependence on the reputed journal of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, and other journals in which either.

    13. At some places, however, after the completion of the foot-not, I have added some special foot – notes to explain the difficult point to the general readers or drawn the attention of the readers to the particular page of the volume of the history of Dharma Sastra.

    14. As regards some lengthy lists in the volumes, I have given introductory and useful remarks showing the method of the treatment of Dr. Kane. The same is the case with the Appendixes gives by Dr, Kane.

    15. The judicious use of the Appendix of Dharma Sastra works and authors at the end of the History of Dharma Sastra Vol. I/II, will have to be regarded as the novel feature of this work. In addition to this, I have also utilised another book 'professor Kane's contribution to the Dharma Sastra Literature' particularly edited by me, by publishing 19 valuable papers in the year

     

    Contents

     

      Preface 2
      Chronological Table 5
      List of works consulted 8
      Dharma – sastra Vol.I/I  
    1 Meaning of Dharma 1
    2 Sources of Dharma 3
    3 When Dharma – Sastra works were first composed 4
    4 The Dharma sutras 6
    5 The Dharma Sutra of Gautama 7
    6 The Baudhayana Dharma Sutra 9
    7 The Dharma Sutra of Apastamba 11
    8 The Hiranyakesi Dharma Sutra 13
    9 The Vasistha Dharama Sutra 14
    10 The Visnu Dhara Sutra 16
    11 The Dharma Sutra of Harita 18
    12 The Dharma Sutra of Sankha – Lakhita 20
    13 Manava – Dharma Sutra Did it exist? 22
    14 The Arthasastra of Kautilya 24
    15 Vaikhanasa Dharma Sutra 28
    16 Atri 29
    17 Usanas 30
    18 Kanva and Kanya 32
    19 Kasyapa and Kasyapa 33
    20 Gargya 34
    21 Cyavana 35
    22 Jatukarnaya 36
    23 Devala 38
    24 Paithinasi 40
    25 Budha 42
    26 Brhaspati 43
    27 Bharadvaja and Bharadvaja 44
    28 Satatapa 45
    29 Sumantu 46
    30 The Smrtis 47
    31 The Manu Smrti 49
    32 The two epics 52
    33 The Puranas 56
    34 The Yajnavalkyas Smrti 57
    35 The Parasara Smrti 60
    36 The Narada Smrti 62
    37 The Brhasapati Smrti 64
    38 Katyayana 66
    39 The Angirasa Smrti 68
    40 Rsysrnga 69
    41 Karsnajini 70
    42 Caturvimsati- Mata 71
    43 Daksa 72
    44 Pitamaha 73
    45 Pulastya 75
    46 Paithinasi 76
    47 Pracetas 77
    48 Prajapati 78
    49 Marici 79
    50 Yama 81
    51 Laugaksi 82
    52 Visvamitra 83
    53 Vyasa 84
    54 Sat Trimsat Mata 86
    55 Sangraha or Smrtisangraha 87
    56 Samvarta 88
    57 Harita 89
    58 Commentaries and Nibandhas 90
    59 Asahaya 91
    60 Bhartryajna 92
    61 Visvarupa 93
    62 Bharuci 95
    63 Srikara 96
    64 Medhatithi 98
      Dharma Sastra Vol. I/II  
    65 Dharesvara Bhojadeva 99
    66 Devasvamin 101
    67 Jitendriya 102
    68 Balaka 103
    69 Balorupa 104
    70 Yogloka 105
    71 Vijnanesvara 106
    72 Kamadhenu 108
    73 Halayudha 109
    74 Bhavadeva bhatta 111
    75 Prakasa 113
    76 Parijata 114
    77 Govindaraja 115
    78 The kalpataru of Laksmidhara 116
    79 Jimutavahana 118
    80 Apararka 120
    81 Pradipa 121
    82 Smrtyarthasara of Sridhara 122
    83 Aniruddha 124
    84 Ballalasena and Laksmanasena 125
    85 Harihara 127
    86 The Smrticandrika of Devannabhatta 128
    87 Haradatta 129
    88 Hemadri 131
    89 Kullukabhatta 133
    90 Sri Datta Upadhyaya 134
    91 Candesvara 136
    92 Harinatha 137
    93 Madhavacarya 138
    94 Madanapala and Visvesvarabhatta 140
    95 Madanaratna 142
    96 Vidyapati 144
    97 The Vyavahara Nirnaya of Varadaraja 145
    98 Sulapani 146
    99 Rudradhara 148
    100 Misaru Misra 149
    101 Vacaspati Misra 150
    102 The Dandaviveks of Vardhamana Upadhyaya 151
    103 Nrsimha Prasada 152
    104 Prataparudradeva 153
    105 Dharma Tattva Kalanidhi or Prthavicandrodaya. 154
    106 Govindananda 155
    107 Raghunandana 156
    108 Narayanabhatta 158
    109 Todarananda 159
    110 Nandapandita 160
    111 Kamalakarabhatta 161
    112 Nilakanthabhatta 162
    113 Viramitrodaya 164
    114 Anantadeva 165
    115 Nagojibhatta 166
    116 Balakrsna or Balambhatta 167
    117 Kasinatha Upadhyaya 168
    118 jagannathaTarkapancanana 169
    119 brief note on the works and writers from kamarupa 170
    120 appendix 'A' 171
      Dharma Sastra Vol. II/I  
    1 The topics of Dharma Sastra 172
    2 Varna 175
    3 The duties and disabilities and privileges of the Varnas 181
    4 Untouchability 188
    5 Slavery 190
    6 Samskaras 193
    7 Upanayana 199
    8 The Asramas 212
    9 Marriage 215
    10 Madhuparka 228
    11 Polyandray, Polygamy, and rites and duties on Marriage 230
    12 The duties of a widow, some privileges of women and the parda system 233
    13 Niyoga 237
    14 Remarriage of widows 239
    15 Sati 242
    16 Vesya 244
    17 Ahinka and Acara 246
    18 Panca Mahayajnas 252
      Dharma Sastra Vol. II/II  
    19 Devayajna 254
    20 Vaisvadeva 258
    21 Nryajna or Manusya Yajna 260
    22 Bhojana 262
    23 Upakarma and Utsarjana 269
    24 Minor Grhya and other rites 271
    25 Dana 274
    26 Pratistha and Utsarga 280
    27 Vanaprastha 284
    28 Samnyasa 287
    29 Srauta sacrifices 191
    30 The Darsapurnamasa 294
    31 Caturmasyas 298
    32 Pasubandha 302
    33 Agnistoma 304
    34 Other Soma sacrifices 308
    35 Sautramani and Other sacrifices 312
    36 A note on appendix and general index 314
      Dharma Sastra Vol. III  
    1 Rajadharma 318
    2 Seven Anges of Rajya 320
    3 Duties and Responsibilies of the Ruler 325
    4 Ministers 330
    5 Rastra 333
    6 Durga 339
    7 Kosa 341
    8 Bala 344
    9 Suhrd or Mitra 348
    10 Purpose of the study of Rajadharma 351
    11 Vayavahara (Law and Administration of justice) 353
    12 Bhukti (possession) 360
    13 Witnesses 362
    14 Divyas (ordeals) 367
    15 Decision 370
    16 Contracts, Debts, Pledges and Morthages 375
    17 Asvamikraya 379
    18 Sambhuya Sambhya Samuttha 381
    19 Dattanapakarma 383
    20 Vetanasya anapakarma 385
    21 Samvid Vyatikrama and other titles 387
    22 Sima Vivada 391
    23 Abuse, Defamation and Assault 393
    24 Steya 395
    25 Stri – Sangrahana 399
    26 Dyuta Samavhaya (Gambling and prize fighting) 402
    27 Dayadhaga 404
    28 Adoption 411
    29 Order of Succession after son 416
    30 Stridhana 422
    31 Maintenance and other topics 426
    32 Sadacara – Customs and modern Customary law 429
    33 Culstoms and dharma Sastra works 433
    34 Kalivarjyam (Actions forbidden in the Kali) 437
    35 Customs in Modern Indian Law 440
    36 A note on the Appendix 442
      Dharma Sastra Vol. IV  
    1 Sin 444
    2 Means of reducing the consequences of the sin 449
    3 Prayascitta-Its orgin, derivation and (meaning) 453
    4 Expiations for particular sins 458
    5 Names of all the Prayascittas 464
    6 Consequence of not undergoing penances 467
    7 Eschatology 471
    8 Suddhi 479
    9 Sraddha 484
    10 Ekoddista and other sraddhas 494
    11 Tirthayatra 501
    12 The ganges 504
    13 Kasi 507
    14 Gaya 511
    15 Kuruksetra and some other famous tirthas 514
    16 List of Tirthas A Note 52
      Dharma Sastra Vol. V/I  
    1 Vrata in the Rg – Veda 524
    2 Vratas in Vedic literature, Sutras and Smrtis 527
    3 Vratas, objects, classification and times for vratas 531
    4 Individual Vrats – Caitra Pratipada, Rama – Navami, Aksyya Trtiya, Parasurama jayanti Dasahara and Savitri Vrata 534
    5 Ekadasi 537
    6 Caturmasya 541
    7 Vratas called Naga Pancami, Manasa puja, Raksa bandhana and Krsna Janmastami 542
    8 Vratas of Haratalika, ganesa Caturthi Rsi Pancami and Anant Caturdas 545
    9 Navaratra or Durgotsava 548
    10 Vijaya Dasami and Diwali 551
    11 Mahasamkranti and Mahasivaratri 553
    12 Holika and Grahana 556
    13 List of Vratas A note 559
    14 Conception of Kala 561
    15 Units of Time 564
    16 Muhurta 569
    17 Muhurtas for Religious Rites 576
    18 Calender, Eras, various reckonings about years Months etc. 580
    19 Kalpa, Manvantara. Mahayuga and Yuga 586
      Dharma Sastra Vol. V/II  
    20 Vedic meaning and procedure of Santis 591
    21 Individual Santis 595
    22 Origin and development of Purana Literature 601
    23 Brief notes on Individual Puranas and Upa Puranas 608
    24 Influence of the Puranas on Dharma Sastra 617
    25 Causes of the disappearance of Buddhism from India 623
    26 Tantrika Doctrines and Dharma Sastra 626
    27 Nyasa, Mudras, Tantra, Cakra, Mandala and Appendix of works on Tantra A note 634
    28 Purva Mimamsa and Dharma Sastra 639
    29 Some fundamental doctrines of Purva Mimamsa 644
    30 Mimamsa Rules of Interpretation in Relation to Dharma Sastra 649
    31 Dharma Sastra and Samkhya 657
    32 Dharma Sastra and yoga 662
    33 Dharma Sastra and Tarka 670
    34 Cosmology 673
    35 Fundamental and Leading Characteristics of Hindu Culture and Civilization 78
    36 The Doctrine of Karma and Punarjanma. (Transmigration or Metempsychosis) 682
    37 Future Trends 689

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