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Hinduism

Hinduism

by Natalie M. Rosinsky
     
 

Hinduism is the oldest organized religion in the world, tracing its start back to 3500 b.c.e. About 98 percent of the world’s Hindus live in India. Hindus acknowledge one central creator god, but they worship many gods, who may assume various physical forms, called avatars, on Earth. Learn more about the rich history and traditions of Hinduism and how the

Overview

Hinduism is the oldest organized religion in the world, tracing its start back to 3500 b.c.e. About 98 percent of the world’s Hindus live in India. Hindus acknowledge one central creator god, but they worship many gods, who may assume various physical forms, called avatars, on Earth. Learn more about the rich history and traditions of Hinduism and how the religion fits into today’s world in Hinduism, part of the World Religions series.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Opening with the famed Maha Kumbh Mela, a festival at the confluence of sacred rivers that is today the largest gathering of people on earth, this book approaches its complex subject in a variety of ways. To begin with, it offers an introduction to the presumed precursors of Hinduism in the cultures of the Indus Valley; then it describes Hindu beliefs, the pantheon of gods, and the concept of God in many forms. The text is plain and clear, illustrated by full color photographs. Successive chapters provide material about: sacred Hindu texts and worship (including family shrines and worship at a temple), rituals and festivals, and the present-day growth and adaptations found worldwide. Sidebars include information about topics as varied as the caste system, the Hindu calendar, the transformative power of invasions and revolutions, and the sacred sound and symbol of "Om." The final chapter deals with Hindus around the world especially in the United States, including prejudices encountered and the stand taken in response by U.S. courts. This contemporary slant is particularly valuable in today's diverse classrooms. Back matter includes a timeline, a list of "Did you Know?" facts, a glossary, print and Internet resources, and an index. Part of the publisher's "World Religions" series; other titles are Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism. Reviewer: Uma Krishnaswami
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8–These books open with a significant, current news story involving the respective religion, a mode of introduction that serves to ground in the present ideas whose origins date to antiquity. The other chapters cover not only the origins of the faiths and their beliefs, but also examine day-to-day life, festivals, and political and social issues that have affected followers over time. The colorful, attractive layout includes high-quality reproductions of photographs, maps, and paintings. Students who are new to religious studies, as well as those doing reports, will find that this series meets their needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756542382
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Exploremos la Galaxia / Exploring the Galaxy Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
761,590
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

PWB Biography:
Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota.
CPB Biography:

Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.

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