TITLE

Argument and History

AUTHOR(S)
Sen, Amartya
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
New Republic;8/8/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 6, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on Indian literature and modern democracy. Description of the Bhagavad-Gita, a small section of the Mahabharata in which the warrior Arjuna questions the virtues of a war about to begin, and argues with Krishna; Ways in which questions raised in the Bhagavad-Gita, those of duty and seeking unilateral sovereignty and victory, are relevant in the contemporary world; Role of the Indian tradition of arguments and disputations in current social conditions, including the rights of women.
ACCESSION #
17822620

 

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