A Survey of Hinduism: First Edition

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SUNY Press, 1989 - Hinduism - 649 pages
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This book provides a comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hindusim, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hindusim--Vaisnavism, S aivism, and S aktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu philosophio-theological thought. Klostermaier describes the new development of Hinduism in the 19th and 20th centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern-world religion.

A unique feature of this book is its treatment of Hinduism in a topical fashion, rather than by chronological description of the development of Hinduism or by summary of the literature. The complexities of Hindu life and thought are thus made real to the reader. Hindus will recognize it as their own tradition.

A glossary and a chronological table are useful additional features.
  

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This is an excellent book for someone who already knows a little about Hinduism and wants an in-depth view of the philosophies and social concepts of Hindus. However, if (like myself) you are not well ... Read full review

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Contents

VII
18
VIII
30
IX
46
X
61
XI
74
XII
94
XIII
108
XIV
125
XXVI
277
XXVII
292
XXVIII
316
XXIX
328
XXX
341
XXXI
349
XXXII
358
XXXIII
368

XV
148
XVI
162
XVII
175
XVIII
184
XIX
195
XX
202
XXI
210
XXII
226
XXIV
244
XXV
261
XXXIV
385
XXXV
401
XXXVI
415
XXXVII
427
XXXVIII
507
XXXIX
539
XL
541
XLI
607
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About the author (1989)

Klaus K. Klostermaier is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba, Canada

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