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Since 1958, Sources of Indian Tradition has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-sates of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). It has helped generations of students and lay readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in.

This second edition has been extensively revised, with much new material added. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which these thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings. The traditions represented include Brahmanism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism. The book includes a chronology of Indian history from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1858.

Review:

"This reader constitutes the most complete and useful sourcebook on the intellectual history of India anywhere. The translations and the brief but pointed explanatory materials are of the highest quality and insure that this work will continue to be essential to any well-conceived introductory course on the civilizations of India and Asia." Robert P. Goldman, University of California, Berkeley

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"This is a serious, careful, dependable book, broader and more varied even than the old Sources.... It is also easy to read, to look at, and to hear; the new translations are always sound, often charming, and occasionally quite brilliant. This is the primary study of Indian civilization." Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago

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"For over thirty years, anyone seriously interested in India has always had to keep a copy of this classic within arm's reach. Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful — as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook — that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world. I welcome the 'return' of this important work to the marketplace. Better still, I am delighted to note that, in matters of fine-tuning, this is an improved and updated and revised edition."Robert Eric Frykenberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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< P> Since 1958 < I> Sources of Indian Tradition< /I> has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-sates of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal), helping generations of students and lay readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in. This second edition has been extensively revised, with new translations and updated materials.< /P>

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ISBN:
9780231066518
Editor:
Debarry, William Theodore
Author:
Hay, Stephen N.
Photographer:
Embree, Ainslie T.
Editor:
Embree, Ainslie T.
Editor:
Embree, Ainslee
Editor:
Debarry, William Theodore
Author:
Debarry, William Theodore
Author:
Embree, Ainslie Thomas
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
India
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
India Religion.
Subject:
India Civilization.
Subject:
World History - India
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Introduction to Oriental Civilizations
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
547
Dimensions:
9.00x5.98x1.40 in. 1.67 lbs.

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"Review" by , "This reader constitutes the most complete and useful sourcebook on the intellectual history of India anywhere. The translations and the brief but pointed explanatory materials are of the highest quality and insure that this work will continue to be essential to any well-conceived introductory course on the civilizations of India and Asia."
"Review" by , "This is a serious, careful, dependable book, broader and more varied even than the old Sources.... It is also easy to read, to look at, and to hear; the new translations are always sound, often charming, and occasionally quite brilliant. This is the primary study of Indian civilization."
"Review" by , "For over thirty years, anyone seriously interested in India has always had to keep a copy of this classic within arm's reach. Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful — as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook — that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world. I welcome the 'return' of this important work to the marketplace. Better still, I am delighted to note that, in matters of fine-tuning, this is an improved and updated and revised edition."
"Synopsis" by , < P> Since 1958 < I> Sources of Indian Tradition< /I> has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-sates of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal), helping generations of students and lay readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in. This second edition has been extensively revised, with new translations and updated materials.< /P>
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