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Davis, Donald R. (Donald Richard) 1970-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 83 publications in 1 language and 4,138 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Fiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: KNS122, 349.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald R Davis
Hinduism and law : an introduction by Timothy Lubin( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering the earliest Sanskrit rulebooks through to the codification of 'Hindu law' in modern times, this interdisciplinary volume examines the interactions between Hinduism and the law. The authors present the major transformations to India's legal system in both the colonial and post colonial periods and their relation to recent changes in Hinduism. Thematic studies show how law and Hinduism relate and interact in areas such as ritual, logic, politics, and literature, offering a broad coverage of South Asia's contributions to religion and law at the intersection of society, politics and culture. In doing so, the authors build on previous treatments of Hindu law as a purely text-based tradition, and in the process, provide a fascinating account of an often neglected social and political history"--Provided by publisher
The spirit of Hindu law by Donald R Davis( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Law is too often perceived solely as state-based rules and institutions that provide a rational alternative to religious rites and ancestral customs. The Spirit of Hindu Law uses the Hindu legal tradition as a heuristic tool to question this view and reveal the close linkage between law and religion. Emphasizing the household, the family, and everyday relationships as additional social locations of law, it contends that law itself can be understood as a theology of ordinary life. An introduction to traditional Hindu law and jurisprudence, this book is structured around key legal concepts such as the sources of law and authority, the laws of persons and things, procedure, punishment and legal practice. It combines investigation of key themes from Sanskrit legal texts with discussion of Hindu theology and ethics, as well as thorough examination of broader comparative issues in law and religion"--Provided by publisher
Studies in Hindu law and Dharmaśāstra by Ludo Rocher( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents for the first time a collection of the major studies on Hindu law and Dharmasastra by Ludo Rocher, one of the brightest lights of American academia. This collection of essays serves as an invaluable introduction to Rocher?s distinctive and important contributions to the field of Indology
Hindu law : a new history of Dharmaśāstra by Patrick Olivelle( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through pointed studies of important aspects and topics of dharma in Dharmasastra, this comprehensive collection shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law. Part one provides a concise overview of the literary genres in which Dharmasastra was written with attention to chronology and historical developments. This study divides the tradition into its two major historical periods -- the origins and formation of the classical texts and the later genres of commentary and digest -- in order to provide a thorough, but manageable overview of the textual bases of the tradition. Part two presents descriptive and historical studies of all the major substantive topics of Dharmasastra."--Publisher's description
The train that had wings : selected short stories of M. Mukundan by Eṃ Mukundan( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boundaries of Hindu law : tradition, custom and politics in medieval Kerala by Donald R Davis( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irreverent history : essays for M.G.S. Narayanan( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M.G.S. Narayanan, born 1932, historian from Kerala; contributed articles
The spirit of Hindu law by Donald R Davis( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law is too often perceived solely as state-based rules and institutions that provide a rational alternative to religious rites and ancestral customs. The Spirit of Hindu Law uses the Hindu legal tradition as a heuristic tool to question this view and reveal the close linkage between law and religion. Emphasizing the household, the family, and everyday relationships as additional social locations of law, it contends that law itself can be understood as a theology of ordinary life. An introduction to traditional Hindu law and jurisprudence, this book is structured around key legal concepts such as the sources of law and authority, the laws of persons and things, procedure, punishment and legal practice. It combines investigation of key themes from Sanskrit legal texts with discussion of Hindu theology and ethics, as well as thorough examination of broader comparative issues in law and religion
The Dharma of business : commercial law in Medieval India by Donald R Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boundaries of law : tradition, 'custom, ' and politics in late medieval Kerala by Donald R Davis( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matrilineal adoption, inheritance law, and rites for the dead among hindus in medieval Kerala by Donald R Davis( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Hindu Law and Dharma??stra by Ludo Rocher( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main sources for an understanding of classical Hindu law are the Sanskrit treatises on religious and legal duties, known as the Dharma??stras. In this collection of his major studies in the field, Ludo Rocher presents essays on a wide range of topics, from general themes such as the nature of Hindu law to technical matters including word studies and text criticism. Rocher's deep engagement with the language and worldview of the authors in the Dharma??stra tradition yields distinctive and corrective contributions to the field. This collection serves as an invaluable introduction to a leading authority in the field of Indology
The epistemology of classical Hindu Law by Donald R Davis( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The History of Indian Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Indian philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide fifty-eight accessible chapters, organised into three clear parts: knowledge, context, concepts -- philosophical traditions -- engaging and encounters: modern and postmodern. This outstanding collection is essential reading for students of Indian philosophy. It will also be of interest to those seeking to explore the lasting significance of this rich and complex philosophical tradition, and to philosophers who wish to learn about Indian philosophy through a comparative lens."--Provided by publisher
Law and 'Law Books' in the Hindu Tradition by Donald R Davis( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The many deaths of Śambūka : a history of variation in the Rāmāyaṇa tradition by Aaron Charles Sherraden( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The most impactful stories carry with them wonderful traditions. The formation of these traditions and the drive to tell old stories in new ways is not an arbitrary process. That drive is energized by the endless motion of social and cultural tides that expose new ways of encountering familiar stories and finding purpose in the expression of their content. In this study, I explore why, for nearly two thousand years, so many have told and retold, maintained and modified, the story of Śambūka, an often overlooked story of the Rāmāyaṇa tradition. The story centers around Rāma's killing of a Śūdra ascetic named Śambūka, an incident that has long carried with it considerable controversy rooted in the dissonance between devotional sentiments and caste politics that appears when the story collides with lived experiences. Since the earliest centuries of the Śambūka story's history, many have framed Śambūka's death so as to glorify Rāma and demonstrate the salvific power of contact with him, even if it results in death. In more recent years, anti-caste activists have increasingly mobilized the story to demonstrate a longstanding culture of casteist violence. This deep exploration of the Śambūka tradition and the connections and divergences between its narratives reveals a versatility to the story that illuminates the Rāmāyaṇa's limitless impact on Indian society and the endless oscillations in the purposes it serves
Religion, law, and gifts in medieval India : an analysis and partial translation of the Dānakāṇḍa of Lakṣmīdharabhaṭṭa by Donald R Davis( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Law and Law Books in the Hindu Tradition by Donald R Davis( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Hinduism and law : an introduction
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The spirit of Hindu lawThe train that had wings : selected short stories of M. MukundanThe spirit of Hindu lawMatrilineal adoption, inheritance law, and rites for the dead among hindus in medieval Kerala
Alternative Names
Davis, Donald 1970-

Davis, Donald R. 1970- Jr

Davis, Donald R. Jr

Davis, Donald R. Jr. 1970-

Davis, Donald Richard

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English (80)