Religions of South Asia, Vol 6, No 2 (2012)

On Burglars and Makers of Links: Tradition and the Reuse of Indic Texts

Jacqueline Suthren Hirst
Issued Date: 31 Dec 2012

Abstract


The article argues that, whereas a great deal of exciting scholarly work has been done on the ways in which South Asian narratives are told, retold and ‘recycled’ across different religious, social and regional contexts, to date little has been written on the way in which philosophical and other commentaries make use of earlier material. Indicating how the contributions in this special issue start to redress the balance, it notes the importance of looking at the ways in which such texts are constructed, not least in the light of contemporary issues about what constitutes originality or plagiarism.

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DOI: 10.1558/rosa.v6i2.149

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