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Ownership and Inheritance in Sanskrit Jurisprudence

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An account of theories of ownership (svatva) and inheritance (daya) in Sanskrit jurisprudence (Dharmashastra).

This thesis concerns the development of the concept of ownership (svatva) in Sanskrit jurisprudential literature (Dharmaśāstra) and in Sanskrit philosophical literature (Mīmāṃsā and Navya-Nyāya) between the 11th and 19th centuries CE. Scholastic Sanskrit literature (śāstra) boasts one of the world’s most detailed and sustained inquiries into the philosophical nature - a...

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Balliol
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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