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This book allows us to reconsider the understanding of the concepts of violence and non-violence in Hinduism for there are many aspects of Indian society and culture which effectively contradict Ideas, often taken for garanted since Gandhi, about the role of violence in it. As the articles in this volume show, violence of very frequently legitimizes itself in the name of non-violence as well. Contents: 1. On the Concepts of Violence and Non-violence in Hinduism and Indian Society?/Denis Bidal, Gilles Tarabout abd Eric Meyer 2. The Violence of the Non-Violent, or Ascetics in Combat/Veronique Bouillier 3. On the Rhetoric of Violence/Boris Oguibenine 4. Ancient Brahminism, or Impossible Non-Violence/Madeleine Biadeau 5. The Violences of a Hindu Village. The Suicide of a Young Woman: ?Legitimate Violence? and Dominant Castes in Central India/Jean-Luc Chanabard 6. The Initiation of Devi: Violence and Non-Violence in a Vaishnavite Tale/Catherine Clementin-Ojha 7. The So-called ?Criminal Tribes? of British India: Colonial Violence and Traaditional Violence/Gerard Heuze 8. Non-Violence in the Country of Violence: Lessons from the Dhanbad Mining Belt/Gerard Heuze 9. Remarks on Dissuasion in ancient India/Charles Malamoud 10. Magical Violence and Non-Violence: Witchcraaft in Kerala?Gilles Tarabout 11. The End of a Feud/Denis Vidal 12. Community and Violence in Contemporary Punjab/Veena Das and R. Singh Bajwa 13. Opposing Gandhi : Hindu Nationalism and Political Violence/Christophe Jafrelot Printed Pages: 328. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45803
Titel: Violence/Non-violence: Some Hindu ...
Verlag: Manohar Publishers & Distributors