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An Introduction to Hinduism

  • By Gavin Flood
Providing a thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India, this work traces the development of Hindu traditions from their ancient origins, through the major deities of Visnu, Siva and the Goddess, to the modern world. Hinduism is discussed as both a global religion and a form of nationalism. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, to Hindu ritual, which is more fundamental to the life of the religion than are specific beliefs or doctrines, and to Dravidian influences from south India. It also examines the ideas of dharma, particularly in relation to the ideology of kingship, caste and world renunciation.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780521438780
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780521438780
    • UMPH: 773875
    • ISBN 10: 0521438780
    • Publication Date: 07/01/1996
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Gavin Flood
    • Page Count: 359
    • Width: 6.54 inches
    • Height: 0.94 inches
    • Length: 8.52 inches
    • Weight: 1.35 pounds
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