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An Introduction to Hinduism

An Introduction to Hinduism

by Gavin D. Flood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521438780

ISBN-13: 9780521438780

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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 as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric

Overview

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 as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. 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. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521438780
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
367
Sales rank:
535,539
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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.

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