Ethics & Epics : Reflections on Indian Ethos


K.C. Pandey


Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9789350180334(Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-5018-033-2(Hardbound) INR 995.00

LC Subject heading

1. Epic literature, Sanskrit–History and criticism.

2. Hindu ethics.

3. Ethics in literature.

4. Philosophy, Indic.

BISAC Subject: REL028000/RELIGION / Ethics

About the Book

Ramayana and Mahabharata are regarded as texts generally referred in ethical matters. They contain insights of social behaviour and show the ways of dissolution of moral crisis. Although almost every Indian household possesses them as treasure, their relevance and significance need to be relooked in the contemporary ever-changing world. This book aims to cater to this need of the academics of various disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, psychology and literature, along with the curiosities of the common reader.

About the Author

Dr. K.C. Pandey is Associate Professor in Department of Philosophy, Lucknow University, Lucknow. He also taught at D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, and the colleges of Delhi University, B.R.A. Bihar University, and Himachal Pradesh University. Dr. Pandey successfully completed U.G.C.-I.U.C. Associateship at IIAS, Shimla. The UGC selected him for JRF and Teacher Fellowship, and Government of India recommended him for Commonwealth Fellowship. His published works are: Wittgenstein Ke Darshan Ki Ruparekha (An Outline of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy) (2005), Tulanatmak Darshan (Comparative Philosophy) (2005), Ecological Perspectives in Buddhism (2008), Perspectives on Wittgenstein’s Unsayable (2008), Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ethics and Religion (2008), Nitishashtriya Vimarsh Aur Mahakavya (Ethical Reflections and Epics) (2009), and Religious Beliefs, Superstitions and Wittgenstein (2009).

Foreword – Preface – Key to Transliteration –About the Contributors – Introducing Ethical Debates in the Epics – K.C. Pandey – Ethics of Niṣ kā ma Karma: An Appraisal – D.N. Tiwari – Moral Dilemma and its Applicability in the Mahā bhā rata – S.P. Dubey – Moral Crisis and Mahā bhā rata – Jata Shankar – The Doctrine of Karma and Mokṣ a in the Epics – Nirupama Srivastava – The Critique of Dharma with Reference to the Epics –Y.V. Satyanarayana – Ethical Ambivalence in Great Indian Epics – R.P. Srivastava – Subaltern Morality in Post-Rā mā yaṇ a Rā mkathā 63R.C. Sinha – Doctrine of Karma and Moral Dilemmas – Ratikanta Panda– Human Values and their Transvaluation in the Bhagavad Gītā: An Analytical Study – G.P. Das – Problem of Moral Agency in the Bhagavad Gī tā – Dinesh Chandra Srivastava – Morality and Spirituality in Gī tā : A Critical Estimate – Bijayananda Kar – Karma Yoga in Gī tā as Envisaged by Sri Aurobindo – A.K. Singh – Ethics of the Gī tā – S.C. Panigrahi – Synthesis of Science and Religion in the Bhagavad Gītā – D.N. Yadav – The Concept of God in the Bhagavad Gītā – Sajiwan Prasad –Revisiting Dharma in the Mahā bhā rata: Resolving Moral Dilemmas – Saroj Kanta Kar – Arjuna’s Moral Dilemma: Is it Genuine? – Alok Tandan – Polyandry as Depicted in the Mahā bhā rata – Rekha Chaturvedi – The Concept of Spirituality  – R.L. Singh – Index

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