Hinduism and Modernity

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Wiley, Feb 4, 2003 - Religion - 264 pages
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This examination of Hinduism in the context of modernity will be of interest to all students of Hinduism, as well as to those interested in the sociology and history of religion.

  • Shows Hinduism to be a highly dynamic world-view which challenges western notions of modernity.
  • Considers a broad range of topics including women, the caste system, the self, divinities and gurus.
  • Contains up-to-date discussions of modern Hindu culture and beliefs.

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David Smith is Reader in Indian Religions at Lancaster University. He has published two books on classical Indian culture, Ratnakara's Haravijaya (1985) and The Dance of Siva (1996).

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