Hinduism and the Ethics of Warfare in South Asia

New Book by Kaushik Roy

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17 January 2013

Hinduism and the Ethics of Warfare in South Asia
This book, published by Cambridge University Press, challenges the view, common among Western scholars, that precolonial India lacked a tradition of military philosophy. It traces the evolution of theories of warfare in India from the dawn of civilization, focusing on the debate between Dharmayuddha (Just War) and Kutayuddha (Unjust War) within Hindu philosophy.

Kaushik Roy is a senior researcher at PRIO's Centre for the Study of Civil War, and a Reader in History at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India.

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