Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Regional Languages > > > Moral and Ethical Issues in The Ramayana and The Mahabharata
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Moral and Ethical Issues in The Ramayana and The Mahabharata
Pages from the book
Moral and Ethical Issues in The Ramayana and The Mahabharata
Look Inside the Book
Description
Preface
THE MORAL AND ETHICAL values presented and expressed by the two Indian epics here receive wonderful analysis and depiction and Professors Soumyajit Sen and Abhijit Mandal have assembled a fine gathering of authors, carefully edited for us by Dr. Soham Pain.

Before discussing the individual contributors to the Seminar allow me first to offer a general and over-arching picture of the legal situation as evinced by these two late bronze age epic songs; this concerns jurisdiction and jurisprudence as well as the more metaphysical and transcendental aspects of dharma. There are two fundamental conditions which need to be initially clarified concerning the nature of moral, ethical, and formal orders of conduct within the two poems that we are here examining and discussing in the Seminar.

Firstly, essentially there are two legal systems that co-exist in our present Pune Critical Edition of the epics: they are that of the Mahabharata, which portrays a system of adharma as it exists at the outset of the Kali Yuga, and there is the dharmic system of the Treta Yuga which the work of Rama illustrates. In the former only one quarter of all thought, speech, and action can actually be in accord with dharma or ethical propriety, whereas in the latter. dharma is active in three quarters of all human and natural experience. Thus one epic presents an essentially adharmic society whilst the other depicts a society where dharma almost completely prevails. These are the distinct legal paradigms which are projected by our two greatly different poems.

Secondly, in epic Mahabharata the text that is given in the first eleven parvans presents a society that has a preliterate and premonitory culture and there the practice of moral decision is unlike that which is revealed in the latter seven books of the poem where moral authority is a question of royal judgement. That is, there are two legal orders at work in the Great Bharata; the first half of the f; poem demonstrates an archaic revenge based legal system whereas the second part of the epic reveals to us a more classical system of jurisdiction that is founded upon the king's adjudication and verdict. This is not the case for the Ramayana where the legal culture of the text is it uniform throughout the poem.

One can similarly observe another dharmic crisis in the epics in that in both works there is a crisis occurring between structures of kinship and lineage. In the Great Bharata the rivalry between two factions of a clan occur as in the manner of matrilineal and matrilineal moieties being in contention: that is, the Paridavas and the Dhartarastras.

In the Ramayana this form of conflict is more condensed in that the patriline of Dagaratha is for a while overcome c, by the matrilineal claims of Kaikeyi and her son. Different lineage systems exhibit unlike patterns of moral custom for their values are different.

Both parties in these contestations believe themselves al to be right and consider that they are acting with ethical propriety. As Amartya Sen has observed, we arrive at our understanding of justice only through our perception of an injustice, via how it is that we identify wrong in the world.

That is, justice is inferred from experience of life whereas injustice is an amorphous apprehension that we carry within us at all times. The former is originally objective or empirical and is based upon perception, whereas the latter is personal, private, or social, and is founded upon an inward or mental conception of worth.

Book's Contents and Sample Pages










Moral and Ethical Issues in The Ramayana and The Mahabharata

Item Code:
NAX352
Cover:
HARDCOVER
Edition:
2018
ISBN:
9789387800519
Language:
Sanskrit, Bengali and English
Size:
9.00 X 6.00 inch
Pages:
286
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 0.38 Kg
Price:
$28.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Moral and Ethical Issues in The Ramayana and The Mahabharata
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 616 times since 18th Sep, 2020
Preface
THE MORAL AND ETHICAL values presented and expressed by the two Indian epics here receive wonderful analysis and depiction and Professors Soumyajit Sen and Abhijit Mandal have assembled a fine gathering of authors, carefully edited for us by Dr. Soham Pain.

Before discussing the individual contributors to the Seminar allow me first to offer a general and over-arching picture of the legal situation as evinced by these two late bronze age epic songs; this concerns jurisdiction and jurisprudence as well as the more metaphysical and transcendental aspects of dharma. There are two fundamental conditions which need to be initially clarified concerning the nature of moral, ethical, and formal orders of conduct within the two poems that we are here examining and discussing in the Seminar.

Firstly, essentially there are two legal systems that co-exist in our present Pune Critical Edition of the epics: they are that of the Mahabharata, which portrays a system of adharma as it exists at the outset of the Kali Yuga, and there is the dharmic system of the Treta Yuga which the work of Rama illustrates. In the former only one quarter of all thought, speech, and action can actually be in accord with dharma or ethical propriety, whereas in the latter. dharma is active in three quarters of all human and natural experience. Thus one epic presents an essentially adharmic society whilst the other depicts a society where dharma almost completely prevails. These are the distinct legal paradigms which are projected by our two greatly different poems.

Secondly, in epic Mahabharata the text that is given in the first eleven parvans presents a society that has a preliterate and premonitory culture and there the practice of moral decision is unlike that which is revealed in the latter seven books of the poem where moral authority is a question of royal judgement. That is, there are two legal orders at work in the Great Bharata; the first half of the f; poem demonstrates an archaic revenge based legal system whereas the second part of the epic reveals to us a more classical system of jurisdiction that is founded upon the king's adjudication and verdict. This is not the case for the Ramayana where the legal culture of the text is it uniform throughout the poem.

One can similarly observe another dharmic crisis in the epics in that in both works there is a crisis occurring between structures of kinship and lineage. In the Great Bharata the rivalry between two factions of a clan occur as in the manner of matrilineal and matrilineal moieties being in contention: that is, the Paridavas and the Dhartarastras.

In the Ramayana this form of conflict is more condensed in that the patriline of Dagaratha is for a while overcome c, by the matrilineal claims of Kaikeyi and her son. Different lineage systems exhibit unlike patterns of moral custom for their values are different.

Both parties in these contestations believe themselves al to be right and consider that they are acting with ethical propriety. As Amartya Sen has observed, we arrive at our understanding of justice only through our perception of an injustice, via how it is that we identify wrong in the world.

That is, justice is inferred from experience of life whereas injustice is an amorphous apprehension that we carry within us at all times. The former is originally objective or empirical and is based upon perception, whereas the latter is personal, private, or social, and is founded upon an inward or mental conception of worth.

Book's Contents and Sample Pages










Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Moral and Ethical Issues in The Ramayana and The Mahabharata (Regional Languages | Books)

The Mahabharata Code (Yet Another Retelling of the Mahabharata or is it ?)
by Karthik K. B. Rao
Paperback (Edition: 2016)
Notion Press
Item Code: NAH803
$23.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Maharishi Bedbyas Mahabharata (Bengali)
Item Code: MZO425
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sachitra Mahabharata in Bengali (Set of 5 Volumes)
Item Code: MZO216
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sachitra Mahabharater Galpoguccha (Bengali)
by Swami Nirmalananda
PAPERBACK (Edition: 2020)
Bharat Sevashram Sangh
Item Code: MZM828
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sri Mahabharata Adi Paruvam- Part-1 (Tamil)
Item Code: MZM673
$24.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Maharshi Krishnadbaipayana or Beda Byasa Birachita Mahabharata (Bengali)
by Swami Aurunananda
HARDCOVER (Edition: 2020)
Bharat Sevashram Sangh
Item Code: MZM658
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shishuder Mahabharata (Bengali)
by Swami Vedananda
PAPERBACK (Edition: 2018)
Bharat Sevashram Sangh
Item Code: MZM615
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Chhatrader Mahabharata (Bengali)
by Swami Debeswarananda
PAPERBACK (Edition: 2018)
Bharat Sevashram Sangh
Item Code: MZM484
$18.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Gurumukhi Mahabharata (Bengali)
by Swami Vedananda
PAPERBACK (Edition: 2016)
Bharat Sevashram Sangh
Item Code: MZM384
$18.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Chronology of India- From Manu to Mahabharata (Set Of 2 Volumes)
by Vedveer Arya
PAPERBACK (Edition: 2019)
Aryabhata Publications
Item Code: NAW872
$70.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I’ve started receiving many of the books I’ve ordered and every single one of them (thus far) has been fantastic - both the books themselves, and the execution of the shipping. Safe to say I’ll be ordering many more books from your website :)
Hithesh, USA
I have received the book Evolution II.  Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making this book available to me.  You have been so helpful and kind.
Colleen, USA
Thanks Exotic India, I just received a set of two volume books: Brahmasutra Catuhsutri Sankara Bhasyam
I Gede Tunas
You guys are beyond amazing. The books you provide not many places have and I for one am so thankful to have found you.
Lulian, UK
This is my first purchase from Exotic India and its really good to have such store with online buying option. Thanks, looking ahead to purchase many more such exotic product from you.
Probir, UAE
I received the kaftan today via FedEx. Your care in sending the order, packaging and methods, are exquisite. You have dressed my body in comfort and fashion for my constrained quarantine in the several kaftans ordered in the last 6 months. And I gifted my sister with one of the orders. So pleased to have made a connection with you.
EB Cuya FIGG, USA
Thank you for your wonderful service and amazing book selection. We are long time customers and have never been disappointed by your great store. Thank you and we will continue to shop at your store
Michael, USA
I am extremely happy with the two I have already received!
Robert, UK
I have just received the top and it is beautiful 
Parvathi, Malaysia
I received ordered books in perfect condition. Thank You!
Vladimirs, Sweden
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India