- Publisher: Anthem Press
- Online publication date: February 2013
- Print publication year: 2012
- Online ISBN: 9780857285782
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.7135/UPO9780857285782
The main sources for an understanding of classical Hindu law are the Sanskrit treatises on religious and legal duties, known as the Dharmasastras. 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 Dharmasastra 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.