[INDOLOGY] Texts on War Ethics?

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 06:51:05 UTC 2020

Dear Nataliya,
You may have a look at
*Violence Denied: Violence, Non-Violence and the Rationalization of
Violence in South Asian Cultural History*, eds.: J.E.M. Houben and K.R. van
Kooij. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1999.
Especially the chapters by L. Schmithausen (on Buddhist attitudes towards
war) and D. Feller (on the Mahabharata war as a sacrifice) deal explicitly
with ethical aspects of war.

On Wed, 22 Jul 2020 at 08:23, Nataliya Yanchevskaya via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Could you please suggest any Sanskrit texts that specifically deal with
> war ethics? Apart from the Bhagavad Gita and the epics (the MBh, first of
> all), there are some bits and pieces in the Arthaśāstra and Dharmaśāstras
> that I know about.
> Are there any "theoretical" works on war ethics? on laws of war and rules
> for warriors?
> All suggestions would be very welcome.
> Best wishes,
> Nataliya
> -----------
> Nataliya Yanchevskaya
> Lecturer in Sanskrit
> PIIRS, Princeton University
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*Jan E.M. Houben*

Directeur d'Études, Professor of South Asian History and Philology

*Sources et histoire de la tradition sanskrite*

École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE, Paris Sciences et Lettres)

*Sciences historiques et philologiques *

*johannes.houben [at] ephe.psl.eu <johannes.houben at ephe.psl.eu>*


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