Chapter

Introduction

Arvind Sharma

in Hinduism and Human Rights

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195665857
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199082025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195665857.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a review of the discourse around human rights and Hinduism. It then briefly sets out the book’s main purpose, which is to examine the issue of Hinduism and human rights. It adopts a conceptual approach to the issue of Hinduism and human rights in a cultural ethos in which they are perceived, at least initially, as antithetical, if not antagonistic to each other, perhaps even displaying an aversion to each other bordering on hostility. The book draws upon Hinduism in its classical form, which it assumed and displayed between c. 400 BC and c. AD 1200.

Keywords: Hinduism; human rights; discourse; cultural ethos; classical form

Chapter.  980 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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