Contemporary Hinduism: Ritual, Culture, and Practice (Google eBook)

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Robin Rinehart
ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2004 - Reference - 448 pages
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An examination of the contemporary practices, beliefs, and issues of one of the world's oldest and most enduring religions, both within its Indian homeland and throughout the world.

  

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Hearing and Remembering
67
Chapter Three Hindu Devotion
99
Chapter Four The Hindu Ritual Calendar
123
Chapter Five Hindu Ethics
155
Chapter Six Contemporary Hindu Thought
179
Chapter Seven Gurus and Groups
213
Chapter Eight Caste in Contemporary India
243
Chapter Ten Hinduism in Independent India
309
Chapter Eleven The Environment and Environmental Movements in Hinduism
341
Chapter Twelve Global Hinduism
381
List of Contributors
415
Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
417
Index
427
About the Editor
449
Copyright

Chapter Nine Voices of Dissent
273

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