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Essential Hinduism

by ABC-CLIO, Graham M. Schweig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275990060

ISBN-13: 9780275990060

Pub. Date: 10/30/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

As a world religion, Hinduism remains one of the most elusive for many. Its teachings, beliefs, practices, and history are reviewed here by an expert hoping to introduce readers to the world of Hinduism. While there are many forms of Hinduism, and offshoots as well, the complex nature of this faith makes it elusive to many. This straightforward overview, focusing

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As a world religion, Hinduism remains one of the most elusive for many. Its teachings, beliefs, practices, and history are reviewed here by an expert hoping to introduce readers to the world of Hinduism. While there are many forms of Hinduism, and offshoots as well, the complex nature of this faith makes it elusive to many. This straightforward overview, focusing on Vaishnavism-the most common form of Hinduism—is ideal for those who wish to learn more about this ancient tradition..

Beginning with chapters about the foundations of Hinduism, Rosen clearly lays out what is otherwise a complicated history. Providing Hindu terms alongside English translations, he is able to bring the faith alive for readers unacquainted with its varieties and its tenets. Moving on to chapters about practices, including festivals, teachings, chanting, eating habits and more, Rosen brings Hinduism to life in vivid detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275990060
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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