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In Hinduism, discussions of ethics – that is, reasoning about morality and thus about what one ought to do and why – generally fall within the much broader category of dharma , a word whose root (dhṛ-) means to hold or uphold. Dhar…

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Nancy M. Martin, “Ethics”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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