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The Blackwell companion to Hinduism

Author: Gavin D Flood
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Series: Blackwell companions to religion, 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents the most recent scholarly thinking about Hinduism in an accessible way. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience. While comprehensively covering the textual traditions of Hinduism, the volume also includes material on Hindu folk religions and stresses the importance of region in analyzing Hinduism. In doing so, it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Blackwell companion to Hinduism.
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003
(DLC) 2002071220
(OCoLC)49875064
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin D Flood
ISBN: 1405123060 9781405123068 0631215352 9780631215356 1405132515 9781405132510 1280284382 9781280284380
OCLC Number: 53366821
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 599 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Establishing the boundaries / Gavin Flood --
PART I. THEORETICAL ISSUES --
Colonialism and the construction of Hinduism / Gauri Viswanathan --
Orientalism and Hinduism / David Smith --
PART II. TEXT AND TRADITION --
Vedas and upaniṣads / Michael Witzel --
Dharmaśāstras / Ludo Rocher --
Sanskrit epics / John Brockington --
Purāṇas / Freda Matchett --
Tamil Hindu literature / Norman Cutler --
Literature of Hinduism in Malayalam / Rich Freeman --
North Indian Hindi devotional literature / Nancy M. Martin --
Śaiva traditions / Gavin Flood --
History of Vaiṣṇava traditions: an esquisse / Gérard Colas --
Renouncer tradition / Patrick Olivelle --
Householder tradition in Hindu society / T.N. Madan --
Teyyam tradition of Kerala / Rich Freeman --
Month of kārtik and women's ritual devotions to Krishna in Benares / Tracy Pintchman --
PART III. SYSTEMATIC THOUGHT --
Introduction ; Science of language / Frits Staal --
Indian mathematics / Takao Hayashi --
Calendar, astrology, and astronomy / Michio Yano --
Science of medicine / Dominik Wujastyk --
Hinduism and the proper work of reason / Jonardon Ganeri --
Restoring "Hindu theology" as a category in Indian intellectual discourse / Francis Clooney --
Mantra / Andrés Padoux --
PART IV. SOCIETY, POLITICS, AND NATION --
On the relationship between caste and Hinduism / Declan Quigley --
Modernity, reform, and revival / Dermot Killingley --
Contemporary political Hinduism / C. Ram-Prasad --
Goddess and the nation: subterfuges of antiquity, the cunning of modernity / Sumathi Ramaswamy --
Gender in a devotional universe / Vasudha Narayanan.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to religion, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Gavin Flood.

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