Religions of India: A User Friendly and Brief Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and the Jains

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iUniverse, Sep 18, 2002 - Religion - 112 pages
A concise and plain spoken introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and the religion of the Jains. This book is for students and anyone else desiring to learn the basics of religion in India in a quick yet comprehensive way.
 

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Contents

Indus Civilization Aryan Religion
5
Upanishads Sutras
15
Bhakti Puja and Sakti
25
Mahabharata Ramayana
31
Buddha Sakyamuni
39
Development and Diffusion of Buddhism
47
Therevada and Mahayana Buddhism
55
Sikhism
61
The Jains
79
An Observation on
85
Bibliography
91
About the Author
101
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Page 1 - The religious tradition we call Hinduism is the product of 5,000 years of development. The term Hinduism dates from around 1200 CE when invaders used the term "Hindu

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Jack Sikora is Senior Adjunct Lecturer in Social Sciences at Western Connecticut State University where he teaches Asian Religions and related courses in Anthropology and Sociology. In addition he has been a visiting faculty member in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Wesleyan University and has taught in Saudi Arabia and Thailand.

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