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Violence denied : violence, non-violence and the rationalization of violence in South Asian cultural history / edited by Jan E.M. Houben and Karel R. Van Kooij
Bib ID 1410559
Format BookBook
Description Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999 
ix, 384 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9004113444 (cloth)
Series

Brill's Indological library, 0925-2916 ; v. 16.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction: violence, non-violence and the rationalization of violence in South Asian cultural history
  • 2. Hindu ahimsa and its roots / Henk W. Bodewitz
  • 3. Aspects of the Buddhist attitude towards war / Lambert L. Schmithausen
  • 4. Ranayajna: the Mahabharata War as a Sacrifice / Danielle Feller Jatavallabhula
  • 5. To kill or not to kill the sacrificial animal (yajna-pasu)? Arguments and perspectives in Brahminical ethical philosophy / Jan E. M. Houben
  • 6. Jainism as the religion of non-violence / Robert J. Zydenbos
  • 7. Construction sacrifice in India, "seen from the east," / Roy E. Jordaan and Robert J. Wessing
  • 8. Iconography of the battlefield: the case of Chinnamasta / Karel R. van Kooij
  • 9. Expressions of violence in Buddhist Tantric mantras / Pieter C. Verhagen
  • 10. The embarrassment of political violence in Europe and South Asia, c. 1100-1800 / Jos Gommans
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Violence -- South Asia -- History.  |  Political violence -- South Asia -- History.  |  Terrorism -- South Asia -- History.  |  Violence -- Religious aspects -- South Asia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Houben, Jan E. M., 1960-  |  Kooij, K. R. Van

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