A Sanskrit Dictionary of Law and Statecraft
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edited by Patrick Olivelle
Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions, University of Texas at Austin
and associate editors David Brick
Senior Lector of South Asia Studies, Yale University
Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Birmingham-Southern University
This Dictionary contains technical terms used in Sanskrit texts of ancient and medieval India dealing with law and statecraft within Dharmaśāstra and Arthaśāstra. Gathering terms used in all the most significant texts of these two traditions, it arranges entries according to the Sanskrit alphabet, giving each entry in both Devanāgarī and Roman scripts. Each entry is followed by one or several definitions and by a few representative passages where the term is used. These citations are meant to be illustrative instead of be exhaustive. This is the first dictionary of its kind, and it is hoped that it will spur further research into Dharmaśāstra, one of the most significant areas of ancient Indian cultural expression.