Hinduism: A Short History

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Oneworld, 2000 - Religion - 342 pages
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The history of the Hindu tradition is captured by Kalus K. Klostermaier inhis new survey of a rich and ancient religion.;This study moves swiftly buthoroughly through the ages, from early emergence of the Vedic tradition tohe developments in contemporary Hinduism. Factual information is balancedith discussion of such problematic areas as the true origins of Hinduism andhe controversy of the Aryan invasion. Other features include: full coveragef all the major branches within the religion, and their origins; the role ofhilosophical reflection in the development of Hinduism; the future ofinduism; a quick-reference chronology, bibliography and extensive glossary.;his guide to the development of a major religion should be of interest tohose interested in the subject, from gradates to the curious general reader,nd can be used as a companion volume to "Hinduism - a short introduction".

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Contents

A MICROCOSM
18
A CONTROVERSY
34
A SHORT HISTORY OF VEDIC RELIGION
47
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Klaus K. Klostermaier, F.R.S.C., is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada.

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