The Development of Hinduism

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Madathil Mammen Ninan, Jun 23, 2008 - Religion - 432 pages
This book is a study of development of Hinduism from the ashes of Vedic religion under various influences of local and foreign religions and philosophies. Under the strangle of atheistic sciences of Buddhism and Jainism the reeling Vedics found new resources from the monotheistic religion of Christianity brought in by St.Thomas along with other local religions, cults, hero worship and occult practices. It deals extensivly on the formation of Vaisnavism of today and the real philosophy and purport of Krishna cults.
 

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This book is a poor-quality, fictional and non-scholarly account of Hinduism by a self-publishing author who is ill-qualified by education to write such a book. The author talks about some Indian religions as "atheistic science", something only a clueless person who has neither read any major original Indian manuscript nor completed basic foundational studies would write. The book is loaded with misinformation and poor writing everywhere. It cooks up and serves fringe theories that we do not find in books by scholars who have studied Hinduism or history of Hinduism for decades. Read books by Gavin Flood, Kim Knott, Klaus Klostermaier, Arvind Sharma and such scholars instead. 

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absolute rubbish, there are so many superficial inaccuracies here, the book is litred with false reading and claims.

Contents

THE VEDIC RELIGION
1
THE PROBLEM OF THE DATE OF RIG VEDA CHAPTER 3 TIME LINE
43
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SANSKRIT
90
POST CHRISTIAN HINDU GODS
104
THE DEVELOPMENT OF MONOTHEISM AND THE DOCTRINES OF KARMA AND REINCARNATION
109
PURANAS TEMPLES AND THEIR DATES
125
THE DECLINE OF VEDISM AND THE THE RISE OF RATIONALISM
137
THE COMING OF THOMAS
155
VAISHNAVISM
207
THE CONCEPT OF AGES
212
THE CONCEPT OF AVATARS
221
GITA AS IT
325
KALKI AVATAR
366
SAIVISM
378
SAKTISM
402
KALABHRA INTERREGNUM
417

THE COMING OF THE GNOSTIC ARYANS MANICHEAN CHAPTER 11 TRIMURTHY
184

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About the author (2008)

Prof. M.M.Ninan is a Professor of Theoretical Physics by profession. He has travelled extensively in various universities of the world -Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Sudan, Yemen, India and the USA.

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