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Hinduism and Modernity / Edition 1
     

Hinduism and Modernity / Edition 1

by David Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0631208623

ISBN-13: 9780631208624

Pub. Date: 02/12/2003

Publisher: Wiley

This examination of Hinduism in the context of modernity will be of interest to all students of Hinduism, as well as to those interested in the sociology and history of religion.
  • Shows Hinduism to be a highly dynamic world-view which challenges western notions of modernity.
  • Considers a broad range of topics including women, the

Overview

This examination of Hinduism in the context of modernity will be of interest to all students of Hinduism, as well as to those interested in the sociology and history of religion.

  • Shows Hinduism to be a highly dynamic world-view which challenges western notions of modernity.
  • Considers a broad range of topics including women, the caste system, the self, divinities and gurus.
  • Contains up-to-date discussions of modern Hindu culture and beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631208624
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/12/2003
Series:
Religion and Spirituality in the Modern World Series , #1
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,229,128
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Hinduism And Modernity Explained:.

1. Modernity And Hinduism.

2. India And The Juggernaut Of Modernity.

3. Hinduism Ancient And Modern.

Part II: Hinduism For Others:.

4. Islam And Hinduism.

5. The Western Discovery Of Hinduism.

6. Hinduism and Orientalism.

Part III: Hinduism Contrasted With Modernity:.

7. ‘Woman Caste’ (Aurat Jati) And The Gender Of Modernity.

8. Kali East And West.

9. The Gods Of Hinduism And The Idols Of Modernity.

10. The Image Of The Self.

Part IV: Hinduism Today:.

11. Gurus.

12. Modernity And Hindu Nationalism.

13. Hinduism And The Global Future.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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