The Religions of India: A Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths

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Penguin Books India, 2010 - Religion - 415 pages
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In India, the birthplace of some of the world's major faiths and home to many more, religion is a way of life, existing as much in temples, mosques, churches and wayside shrines as it does in social laws, cultural practices and the political arena. Bringing this complex and fascinating subject into easy access through essential facts and figures, clear, concise definitions and up-to-date information on recent religio-political developments, "The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India" is the first single-volume dictionary to provide a comprehensive account of every major religion practised in the country today. From Somnatha Temple and Babri Masjid to Golden Temple and Akali Movement; from Shariat and Eucharist to Shabbat and Nirvana; from Dalai Lama and Adi Shankaracharya to Osho and Art of Living - this meticulously researched work of reference covers a vast range of topics, placing each faith in its historical context and tracing its evolution from its inception up to the present.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
44
Section 3
79
Section 4
92
Section 5
113
Section 6
116
Section 7
119
Section 8
135
Section 15
276
Section 16
295
Section 17
298
Section 18
314
Section 19
358
Section 20
374
Section 21
378
Section 22
394

Section 9
151
Section 10
178
Section 11
205
Section 12
212
Section 13
252
Section 14
273
Section 23
396
Section 24
397
Section 25
403
Section 26
407
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