Shaster


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Shas´ter


n.1.A treatise for authoritative instruction among the Hindoos; a book of institutes; especially, a treatise explaining the Vedas.
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That wondrous oriental story is now to be rehearsed from the Shaster, which gives us the dread Vishnoo, one of the three persons in the godhead of the Hindoos; gives us this divine Vishnoo himself for our Lord; --Vishnoo, who, by the first of his ten earthly incarnations, has for ever set apart and sanctified the whale.
Zvi took the opportunity to connect with Architects Without Frontiers (AWF), who put them in touch with the Shaster Foundation, a non-profit organisation building economic and environmental sustainability projects in South Africa's poorest communities.
Her sensibility in the 1880s seems to have matched the masthead of the Religio-Philosophical Journal, which shows the "Holy Bible" atop a stack of Eastern scriptures including the "Koran, Zend-Avesta, and Shaster.
India's personal law system can be traced back at least to the 1772 decision by Warren Hastings, the British viceroy for India at the time: "in all Suits regarding Inheritance, Marriage, Caste, and all other religious Usages or Institutions, [apply] the Laws of the Koran with respect to [Muslims], and those of the Shaster with respect to [Hindus].
That wondrous oriental story is now to be rehearsed from the Shaster, which gives us the dread Vishnoo, one of the three persons in the godhead of the Hindoos; gives us this divine Vishnoo himself for our Lord;--Vishnoo, who, by the first of his ten earthly incarnations, has for ever set apart and sanctified the whale.
In the fall of 2007, the students, all seniors at WPI, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, where they worked for seven weeks with the Shaster Foundation to help improve the living conditions of the residents of squatter villages that sprang up during apartheid.
168) For example, the Bengal regulation of 1772 provided that with regard to "inheritance, marriage, caste, and other religious usages and institutions" the courts should apply "the laws of the Koran with regard to Mohammedans, and those of the Shaster with respect to the Hindus.
Throughout the Christian Shaster, [the Hindi word for scripture], they are exalted to perfect equality with man" (Letters 88).
as Mahometans to their Koran the Hindoos to their Shaster the Chinese to Confucius
of the Shaster with regard to Gentoos shall be invariably adhered to.
It would also mean that the decision made in Calcutta, in 1772, to apply "the law of the Shaster to the Gentoos," was not as ill conceived as many students of Hindu law, including this reviewer, have repeatedly claimed.
On 15 August 1772, in Calcutta, the Committee of Circuit, presided over by Warren Hastings, issued its far-reaching "Plan for the Administration of Justice," by which, among many other things, "in all suits regarding inheritance, marriage, caste, and all other religious usages or institutions, the laws of the Koran with regard to the Mahometans, and those of the Shaster with respect to Gentoos, shall be invariably adhered to.