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Sense of Adharma






Publisher:  Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Summary: Addressing one of the most difficult conceptual topics in the study of classical Hinduism, Ariel Glucklich presents a rigorous phenomenology of dharma, or order. The work moves away from the usual emphasis on symbols and theoretical formulations of dharma as a religious and moral norm. Instead, it focuses on images that emerge from the basic experiential interaction of the body in its spatial and temporal contexts, s...uch as the sensation of water on the skin during the morning purification, or the physical manipulation of the bride during the marriage ritual. Images of dharma are examined in myths, rituals, art, and even the physical landscape of the Hindu world. The varied and contingent experiences of dharma infuse it with a meaning that transcends a false analytical distinction from adharma, or chaos. Glucklich shows that when dharma is experienced by means of living images, it becomes inescapably temporal, and therefore inseparable from adharma.

Glucklich, Ariel is the author of Sense of Adharma, published under ISBN 9780195083415 and 0195083415. Four Sense of Adharma textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, three used from the cheapest price of $6.49, or buy new starting at $161.38.
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Sense of Adharma

ISBN-13: 9780195083415

ISBN: 0195083415

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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