Mendacity in our midst: Treatments in Ramanujan, Max Muller and in ancient Indian behaviour codes. (NIAS Working Paper No.WP2-2003)

Ahuja, Dilip R (2003) Mendacity in our midst: Treatments in Ramanujan, Max Muller and in ancient Indian behaviour codes. (NIAS Working Paper No.WP2-2003). Working Paper. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

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    Abstract: Cultural observes like Ramanujan and Max Muller have implied that untruthfulness amongst Indians is prevalent because of its approval by ancient codes. Ramanujan also attributed a lack of universality in Indian thought to the same codes. While the ancient codes contain many assertions we would consider problematic today, lack of universality is not one of them as far as preference for truthfulness is concerned,. The only be empirically estimated by carefully designed questionnaires or experimentally. To minimize getting answers that the respondents will assume are expected of them, the first investigations should deal with instances of petty untruthfulness, where the consequences are trivial.
    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: Copyright belongs to the Publisher
    Subjects: NIAS Resources > NIAS Working Papers
    Divisions: Schools > Natural Sciences and Engineering
    Depositing User: D K Manjunath
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2014 06:29
    Last Modified: 03 Jan 2014 06:29
    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/452

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