Hinduism: A Reader / Edition 1

Hinduism: A Reader / Edition 1

by Deepak Sarma
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405149892

ISBN-13: 9781405149891

Pub. Date: 01/10/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Hinduism: A Reader offers a comprehensive guide to this major world religion through a combination of passages from scriptures and excerpts from the work of leading scholars in the field.

  • Introduces students to the main textual, regional, intellectual, philosophical, historical, and contemporary traditions of the Hindu faith

Overview

Hinduism: A Reader offers a comprehensive guide to this major world religion through a combination of passages from scriptures and excerpts from the work of leading scholars in the field.

  • Introduces students to the main textual, regional, intellectual, philosophical, historical, and contemporary traditions of the Hindu faith
  • Includes excerpts from both canonical ancient texts and thought-provoking contemporary texts to offer a balanced overview of the religion
  • Features selections that are concise without sacrificing essential material
  • Provides clearly written introductions to each section that help situate the readings within the wider context of Hindu scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405149891
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/10/2008
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vi
Introduction     1
Classical Texts     3
The Vedas     5
The Upanisads     24
The Jaiminigrhyasutra     69
The Mahabharata     88
The Bhagavad Gita     121
The Ramayana of Valmiki     142
The Puranas, Stories of the Ancient Past     172
The Bhagavata Purana     201
Manavadharmasastra, The Law Code of Manu     222
Contemporary Texts and Issues     283
Papers Relating to East India Affairs, viz. Hindoo Widows, and Voluntary Immolations     285
Raja Rammohan Ray (1772-1833)     301
Dr B.R. Ambedkar (1891-1956)     311
The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955     346
Kancha Ilaiah's Why I Am Not a Hindu: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture, and Political Economy     359
Hindutva: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and the Rise of Hindu Nationalism     373
The Constitution of India     391
Index     397

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