Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide
In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the tone both entertaining and informative. Covering contemporary issues such as the relationship between Hinduism and modern Western ideas, and imminent challenges the religion faces, Klostermaier’s sweeping exploration of this fascinating and long-lasting belief system is essential reading for students, followers, and interested readers alike.
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THE HINDU RELIGIONS
Lord Visnu and his devotees
Siva means grace
The Goddess and her worshippers
THE HINDU PHILOSOPHICAL QUEST
The philosophy of yoga
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