Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Religion - 208 pages
Hinduism is not just a religious belief, it is also a philosophy based upon certain key concepts. Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction is devoted to the analysis of the concepts of modern Hindu thought, where modern is understood to begin by c. 1800 by when major changes in the political, social, and religious life of India had begun to occur as a result of the European presence in India.
This volume offers readers an excellent grounding in the rich and diverse traditions of Hindu thought and is an essential reading for anyone interested in Hinduism, Indian philosophy, and religion

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Contents

The Historical Context
3
A General Introduction
13
Nirguna and Saguna
51
Copyright

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A.L. Basham Advaita Vedanta Advaitin agnicayana Arvind Arvind Sharma Arya Samaj Aryan invasion theory asrama atman Aurobindo Ghose avatara B.R. Ambedkar Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Bhagavadgita Bhagavan bhakti Bharatanatyam Brahma Kumari Brahma Sutra brahmacarya Brahman Brahmo Samaj Buddhism Calcutta Candala caste system causal body century Christian classical Hinduism concept context critical of Hinduism David Godman Dayananda Sarasvati Delhi Devadasi Dharmasastra dhyana distinction doctrine of karma eternal existence fact Faxian Gita Glenn Hoddle Hindu history of Hinduism human Ibid incarnation India Indian Philosophy individual Isvara itself Jainism jati jiva Kali Kane Karma Yoga Katyayana Keshub Chunder Sen king kriyamana Krsna Ksatriya M.K. Gandhi Mahabharata Mahatma Gandhi Mandavya Manu Manusmrti Maya Maya illusion modern Hindu thought modern Hinduism moksa movement nature nirguna Nyaya one's period philosophy Prakrti principle Puranas question R.C. Zaehner Rabindranath Tagore Radhakrishnan Rama Ramakrishna Ramakrishna Mission Ramakrsna Ramana Maharsi Ramanuja Ramayana rather reality realized religion religious Rishi saccidananda saguna saguna brahman Saivism Samkhya samsara sanatana dharma sannyasa Sanskrit sarhsara Sathya Sai Baba scholars scriptures Self significant Sikhism Sister Nivedita Siva sivalinga social justice spiritual subtle body Sudra Swami Swami Nikhilananda Swami Vivekananda Tantra Thus tion Tiruvannamalai tradition trimurti Troy Wilson truth University of Calcutta University Press untouchability Upanisads Vaisampayana vaisya varna Vedas Vedic Vidura Visnu Vivekananda word

About the author (2005)

Arvind Sharma is at McGill University, Montreal.

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