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This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism is discussed as both a global religion and a form of nationalism. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. Some debates within contemporary scholarship are introduced.

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This title is a comprehensive and up-to-date thematic and historical survey of Hinduism.

Synopsis:

This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Particular emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, which is more fundamental to the life of the religion than are specific beliefs or doctrines; and to Dravidian influences from south India.

Synopsis:

A much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, which traces its development from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism is discussed as both a global religion and a form of nationalism. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, Hindu ritual and Dravidian influences.

Synopsis:

A much-needed, comprehensive and up-to-date thematic and historical survey of Hinduism.

Table of Contents

1. Points of departure; 2. Ancient origins; 3. Dharma; 4. Yoga and renunciation; 5. Narrative traditions and early Vaisnavism; 6. The love of Visnu; 7. Saiva and tantric religion; 8. The Goddess and Sákta traditions; 9. Hindu ritual; 10. Hindu theology and philosophy; 11. Hinduism and the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521438780
Author:
Flood, Gavin
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Flood, Gavin D.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Introduction to Religion
Series Volume:
103-34
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 half-tones 7 figures 2 maps
Pages:
359
Dimensions:
8.52x6.54x.94 in. 1.34 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This title is a comprehensive and up-to-date thematic and historical survey of Hinduism.
"Synopsis" by , This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Particular emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, which is more fundamental to the life of the religion than are specific beliefs or doctrines; and to Dravidian influences from south India.
"Synopsis" by , A much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, which traces its development from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism is discussed as both a global religion and a form of nationalism. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, Hindu ritual and Dravidian influences.
"Synopsis" by , A much-needed, comprehensive and up-to-date thematic and historical survey of Hinduism.
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