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The Hindu world

Author: Sushil Mittal; Gene R Thursby
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge worlds.
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"The Hindu World in the most authoritative and up-to-date single volume on Hinduism available today. In twenty-four chapters written by leading international scholars it provides a comprehensive and critical guide to the various literatures, traditions, and practices of Hinduism. Ideally tailored as an introduction to key topics in Hinduism and for use as a definitive reference source, the book offers fresh insights  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sushil Mittal; Gene R Thursby
ISBN: 0415215277 9780415215275
OCLC Number: 54103829
Description: xi, 657 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: On Hinduism and Hinduisms: the way of the banyan / Julius Lipner --
Veda and Upaniṣad / Laurie L. Patton --
Mahābhārata / James L .Fitzgerald --
Rāmāyaṇa / Robert P. Goldman, Sally J. Sutherland Goldman / Purāṇa / Velcheru Narayana Rao --
Śaiva / Gavin Flood --
Śākta / Kathleen M. Erndl --
Vaiṣṇava / Francis X. Clooney, Tony K. Stewart --
Bhakti / David N. Lorenzen --
Dharma / Barbara A. Holdrege --
Artha / Hartmut Scharfe --
Kāma / Dermot Killingley --
Mokṣa / Klaus K. Klostermaier --
Karma / Herman W. Tull --
Saṃskāra / Mary McGee --
Varṇa and Jāti / McKim Marriott --
Āśrama / Walter O. Kaelber --
Anna / R.S. Khare --
Grāma / Susan S. Wadley --
Ālaya / Vasudha Narayanan --
Tīrtha / Surinder M. Bhardwaj, James G. Lochtefeld --
Bhāṣā / Madhav M. Deshpande --
Darśana / John A. Grimes --
Kāla / Randy Kloetzli, Alf Hiltebeitel.
Series Title: Routledge worlds.
Responsibility: edited by Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby.
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A one-volume guide to Hindu faith and culture, this title elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions, emphasizing Hinduism's classical heritage  Read more...

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'Every chapter has its own merit. It will be a very ideal text for both researchers and scholars.' - The Hindu '[This book provides] a splendid, learned and largely comprehensive guide to the major Read more...

 
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