1st Edition


ISBN 9780415211635
Published January 21, 1999 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

Hinduism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Hinduism, from its origins in the Indus Valley to its increasing popularity in today's Western world. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Hindu beliefs and practices and looks at the ways in which this religion is meeting the challenges of the modern world.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Philosophical Foundations
3. Classical and Medieval Hinduism
4. The Modern Period I: Hinduism in Practice
5. The Modern Period II: Forces of Change
6. Toward the Future

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'... the book is reader-friendly and should be of interest to the general reader as well as to students intending to explore Hinduism for the first time.' - Sharada Sugirtharajah