A Survey of Hinduism

A Survey of Hinduism

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A comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hinduism, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hinduism Vaisnavism, Saivism, and Saktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu thought. This revision (1st ed., 1988) reflects recent developments and events in India. In particular, a new part has been added entitled "The Meeting of East and West in India" which contains a new chapter on Mahatma Gandhi. There is also a new chapter on the position of women in Hinduism. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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  • Hardback | 730 pages
  • 158.24 x 234.95 x 38.86mm | 1,088.62g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791421090
  • 9780791421093

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