Ethical Life in South Asia

Edited by Anand Pandian and Daud Ali

Published by: Indiana University Press

300 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.69 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253222435
  • Published: September 2010


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Breaking from prevailing conceptions of ethics and morality as matters of moral rule or principle, this volume calls attention to ethical life in South Asia—the moral dispositions at work in lived experience, and the embodied practices of ethical engagement through which such dispositions may be cultivated and shared. Taking up themes such as the transmission of tradition, ethical engagements with modernity, ethical practices of the self, and moral relations between self and others, this volume puts South Asian traditions of ethical life into conversation with the Aristotelian, Christian, and liberal traditions that have been so consequential for ethical life in the West.