20. Master of Ceremonies: Jaimini’s Mimamsa-Sutra

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In the Mīmāṃsā school’s founding text, Jaimini systematizes Vedic ritual and explores its theoretical basis.



Further Reading

• G. Jhā (trans.), Śabara-bhāṣya, 3 vols (Baroda: 1974).
• G. Jhā (trans.), The Pūrva-Mīmāṃsā Sūtras of Jaimini (Delhi: 1979).
• M.L. Sandal (trans.), The Mīmāṃsā-sūtra of Jaimini (Allahabad: 1925)

• F.X. Clooney, Thinking Ritually: Rediscovering the Pūrva Mīmāṃsā of Jaimini (Vienna: 1990).
• J. Ganeri, “The Ritual Roots of Moral Reason: Lessons from Mīmāṃsā,” in K. Schilbrack (ed.), Thinking Through Rituals: Philosophical Perspectives (London: 2004), 207-33.
• G. Jha, The Prābhākara School of Pūrva Mīmāṃsā (Delhi: 1978).
• N.S. Juhankar, “The Mīmāṃsā Concept of Dharma,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 10 (1982), 51-60.
• J.-M. Verpoorten, Mīmāṃsā Literature (Wiesbaden: 1987) [= A History of Indian Literature vol.6 fasc.5]

Thanks to Elisa Freschi for her advice on this episode!



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