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1st Edition

The Institutes of Vishnu

ISBN 9781315829227
Published April 4, 2014 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

This is a subset of F. Max Mullers great collection The Sacred Books of the East which includes translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The works have been translated by leading authorities in their field.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION, Vishnu and the Goddess of the Earth, The Four Castes, Duties of a King, Weights and Measures, Criminal and Civil Law, Law of Debt, Writings, Witnesses, Ordeals, Inheritance, Funeral Ceremonies, Funeral Oblations, Impurity, WomenSacraments, Studentship, Crimes, Hells, Transmigration, Penances, Duties of a Householder, Rules for a Sn├Ątaka, Self-restraint, Sraddhas, Pious Gifts, The Hermit, The Ascetic, Meditation on Vishnu, Conclusion, General Index, Sanskrit Index, Additions and Corrections, Transliteration of Oriental Alphabets adopted for the Translations of the Sacred Books of the East

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Translated by Julius Jolly, Max F. Muller