OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

From Dasarajna to Kuruksetra: Making of a Historical Tradition

ISBN : 9780190130695

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¥11,660
著者: 
Kanad Sinha
ページ
576 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
154 x 223 mm
刊行日
2021年11月
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Is it true that the ancient Indians had no sense of History? The book begins with this question, and points out how the ways of perceiving the past could be culture-specific and how the concept of historical traditions can be useful in studying the various ways of memorising and representing the past, even if those ways do not necessarily correspond to the methodology of the Occidental discipline called 'History'. Ancient India had several historical traditions, and the book focuses on one of them, the itihasa. It also shows how the Mahabharata is the best illustration of this tradition, and how a historical study of the contents of the text, with comparison with and corroboration from other contemporary sources and traditions, may help us restore the text in its original context in the bardic historical tradition about the Later Vedic Kurus. Is the Mahabharata then an authentic history? This book does not claim so. However, it shows how the text had originated as a critical reflection on a great period of transition, how it dealt with the conflicting philosophies of the transitional period, how it propounded its thesis by creating new kinds of heroes such as Yudhisthira and Krsna, and how the text was reworked when it was canonized by the brahmanas

目次: 

Foreword
Romila Thapar
Preface
List of Diacritical Marks Used
List of Abbreviations
1. The Mahabharata and the End of an Era
2. Bharatas, Purus, Kurus, and the Vedas: A Politico- textual History
3. The Great Saga of the Bharatas
4. New Text, New Era, New Hero: Vasudeva Krsna and His Svadharma
5. The Bharata beyond the Bharata War
Bibliography
Index

著者について: 

Kanad Sinha is the Head of the Department of Ancient Indian and World History, The Sanskrit College and University.

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