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Hindu Ethics Collection

A Initiative to Collect and Organize Available Content on the Ethical Philosophy of Hinduism and Present It in a Coherent Framework
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[From India]
Vikas N. Prabhu, under guidance of Dr. Saju Chackalackal India, Dharmaram Vidhya Kshetram, Hosur Road, Bangalore 560029, Karnataka State, India
[From Geneva]
Dr. Ignace Haaz, under the guidance of Dr. Christoph Stückelberger and Dr. Stephen Brown
International Secretariat, 150, route de Ferney, CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland, Email:, Tel.: +41227916249

Collection Concept and Structure:

  1. Purpose: To build a comprehensive library (‘one-stop-shop') on ethical philosophy of Hinduism.
  2. Structure: Has three main aspects: (takes the form of a tree as illustrated alongside)
    1. Sources, which feed the philosophy
    2. Institutions, which interpret, redefine and propagate the sources
    3. Themes, which are the various facets of application in daily life.
  3. Scope: All inclusive; encompassing the length and breadth of Hinduism, from ancient lore to modern movements, without leaving out any era, class, creed, sect or school.
  4. Concept: Organized as subdivisions under the three main divisions listed in point #2 above.
    1. Each subdivision is a pointer to literature available in its area/aspect.
    2. A subdivision is further divided as per the volume of literature expected in its scope
  5. The collection also includes certain subdivisions that may not have significant literature as of today (for eg. Biotechnological Ethics), but are anticipated to sprout in the near future.

Collection Methodology:

  1. CG is the code for Hindu ethics.
  2. Main subdivisions are denoted as:
    1. CG1 for Sources (Roots)
    2. CG2 for Institutional Documents (Trunk)
    3. CG3 for Themes (Branches)

   3. Subdivisions follow Arabic numerical hierarchical notation


CG Hindu Ethics Special Collection

CG1 Sources
     CG11 Foundational
     CG12 Other Sources
CG2 Institutional Documents
CG3 Themes
CG4 Other



      Further subdivisions