Mahindra University School of Law organizes a webinar on “Three Factors in the formation of Dharmashastra”, by Professor Timothy Lubin
Mahindra University School of Law organized a webinar on the “Three Factors in the formation of Dharmashastra” by the leading academician in the field, Professor Timothy Lubin, the Jessir Ball duPont Professor of Religion at Washington and Lee University. Professor Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu, Dean, School of Law, Dr. Paromita Das Gupta, Faculty at School of Law and the organizer of the webinar, and Dr. Sehar Khwaja, Faculty at School of Law also spoke during the seminar.
Prof. Timothy Lubin, drew from the Upnishads to explain the grand cosmic concept of “Dharma”: Dharma is the ruling power over the ruling power (Dharmam Kshatrasya Kshatram). Therefore, it is the sovereignty of the law that prevails. The Dharma is the ruler of both the people and the rulers themselves. Dharma is in fact “what is right and true” and nothing is higher than Dharma.
“We are happy to have an academician of Prof. Timothy Lubin stature amidst us. His lecture underlined the fact that religion preaches Dharma, which is the supreme law that prevails. Rajadharma actually corresponds to the “rule of law” which holds the basis of our constitution and reigns supreme”, says Professor Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu, Dean- School of Law, Mahindra University.
Professor Timothy Lubin, an authority on religion and law, is associated with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi and the French Institute of Pondicherry. He has earlier taught at Harvard University and University of Virginia. He is a continuous researcher in Dharmashastra and their relationship to practices discernible in inscription, working with sources in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Old Javanese and Old Tamil.
In his fascinating presentation, Prof. Timothy Lubin charted the three focal elements that were brought together in the earliest Sanskrit texts on Dharma: rules of ritual practice modelled on the older Vedic priestly rulebooks; rules for royal policy and legal procedure from the tradition that produced the Arthashastra; and customary norms, mainly those of various Brahmin male authorities but also (in principle) those of women and other groups.
About Mahindra University School of Law:
Set up in 2021, Mahindra University School of Law (MU-SoL) in 2021, offers two programs in law – the five-year integrated BA LL.B and BBA LL.B initially. Dr. Sridhar Achayulu, ex- Central Information Commissioner and a renowned legal luminary, is the Dean of School of Law.
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About Mahindra University:
Mahindra University, headquartered in Hyderabad (India) is a multi-disciplinary university. It works towards “Educating future citizens for and of a better world” and is envisioned to be a private University that will play a significant role in driving quality improvements and innovation in higher learning space in the coming years. Mahindra University will focus on generating new knowledge through engagement in cutting-edge research and create a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship through collaborative projects with industry and other academic institutions.
Mahindra Ecole Centrale, operational since 2014, was subsumed into Mahindra University and runs B.Tech., M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs under its newly christened Ecole Centrale School of Engineering in partnership with the Group of Ecole Centrale (GEC) institutions in France.
In 2021, Mahindra University launched the School of Management, Indira Mahindra School of Education and School of Law. These will be followed by the launch of School of Media & Liberal Arts in 2022.
Mahindra University is sponsored by Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI), a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Ltd., the flagship IT company of the Mahindra Group, a US $19.4 billion industrial entity that employs in excess of 2,56,000 employees across 100 countries.
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