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  • The =A'srama Systemby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    The lesser known and explored of the two pillars of Hinduism-- =a'srama and var.na -- =a'srama is the name given to a system of four distinct and legitimate ways of leading a religious life: as a celibate student, a married householder, a forest hermit, and a world renouncer. In this, the first full-length study of the =a'srama system, Olivelle... more...

  • The Early Upanishadsby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    This is the full edition of the early Upanisads, the central scriptures of Hinduism. Featuring Patrick Olivelle's acclaimed new English translation (Oxford, 1996), it also includes the complete Sanskrit text, as well as variant readings, scholarly emendations, and explanations of Olivelle's choices of particular readings. The volume also contains a... more...

  • The Samnyasa Upanisadsby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The first readable and accurate translation of twenty of the most authoritative Hindu documents pertaining to ascetic ideals and the ascetic way of life, this text opens to students a major source for the study of the Hindu ascetical institutions and of the historical changes they underwent during a period of a thousand years or more. Beginning with... more...

  • Pańcatantraby Patrick Olivelle

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    The Pańcatantra is the most famous collection of fables in India and was one of the earliest Indian books to be translated into Western languages. It teaches the principles of good government and public policy through the medium of animal stories, providing a window onto ancient Indian society.This new translation vividly reveals the story-telling... more...

  • The Dharmasutrasby Patrick Olivelle

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    The Dharmasutras are the four surviving works of the ancient Indian expert tradition on the subject of dharma, or the rules of behaviour a community recognizes as binding on its members. Written in a pithy and aphoristic style and representing the culmination of a long tradition of scholarship, the Dharmasutras record intense disputes and divergent... more...

  • Ascetics and Brahminsby Patrick Olivelle

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This volume brings together papers on Indian ascetical institutions and ideologies published by Patrick Olivelle over a span of about thirty years. more...

  • Language, Texts, and Societyby Patrick Olivelle

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This collection brings together the research papers of Patrick Olivelle, published over a period of about ten years. The unifying theme of these studies is the search for historical context and developments hidden within words and texts. more...

  • King, Governance, and Law in Ancient Indiaby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India presents an English translation of Kautilya's Arthashastra ( AS .) along with detailed endnotes. When it was discovered in 1923, the Arthashastra was described as perhaps the most precious work in the whole range of Sanskrit literature, an assessment that still rings true. This new translation of this... more...

  • A Dharma Readerby Patrick Olivelle

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    Whether defined by family, lineage, caste, professional or religious association, village, or region, India?s diverse groups did settle on an abstract concept of law in classical times. How did they reach this consensus? Was it based on religious grounds or a transcendent source of knowledge? Did it depend on time and place? And what apparatus did... more...

  • Manu's Code of Lawby Patrick Olivelle; Suman Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    Manu's Code of Law is one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit canon, indeed one of the most important surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly detailed picture of ancient Indian life-covering everything from the constitution of the king's cabinet to the price of a ferry trip for a pregnant woman-and its doctrines... more...