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Hindu writings : a short introduction to the major sources

Author: Klaus K Klostermaier
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These translated extracts from all forms of Hindu literature, from the ancient scriptures to modern political writings, are accompanied by the author's commentary describing and analyzing the texts.

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Genre/Form: Sacred books Commentaries
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus K Klostermaier
ISBN: 1851682309 9781851682300
OCLC Number: 43719926
Language Note: Text in English including some translated passages.
Description: x, 198 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Basic Hindu source literature --
The Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism --
The four world-ages --
1. The Vedic Indra religion --
Indra in the Ṛgveda --
Indra in the Bṛhaddevatā --
Indra in the Brāhmaṇas --
Indra in the Upaniṣads --
Indra in epics and Purāṇas --
The Vedic Yajña --
Other features of Vedic religion --
2. Vaiṣṇ u in the Vedas --
Viṣṇu in Epics and Purāṇas --
Vaiṣṇava philosophy and theology --
Bhakti poets and mystics --
3. Śaivism --
Śiva in the Vedas --
Śiva in the Brāhmaṇas --
Śiva in the Upaniṣads --
Śiva in Epics and Purāṇas --
Śaivite philosophies --
Śaiva poets and saints --
4. Śāktism --
Devī in the Vedas --
Devī in the Epics --
Devī in the Purāṇas --
Devī in the Tantras --
Śākta philosophy --
Devī in other Hindu systems --
Devī in modern Hinduism --
5. The smārtas --
6. Hindu philosophies --
The antecedents --
The six accepted systems (Ṣaḍdarśana) --
7. Modern Hinduism --
Rājā Rām Mohan Roy and the Brahmo-Samāj --
Dāyānanda Sarasvatī and the Ārya-Samāj --
The Rāmakrishna movement --
8. Hindu nationalism Hindu Jāgaran --
Balgangadhar Tilak --
Caste conferences --
The Servants of India Society --
Rabindranath Tagore (Thakur) --
Aurodindo ghose --
Mahātmā Gandhi --
Vinoba Bhave --
Hindū Mahāsabhā --
The Rāṣṭrīya Svayamsevak Saṅgh (R.S.S.) --
The Bhāratīya Janatā Party (B.J.P.) --
9. Opposition to Hindu nationalis --
The Dalits ("oppressed") --
Hindu secularism --
10. The new universal Hindu gurus --
Swāmi Rāma Tīrtha --
Ramaṇa Maharṣi --
Sathya Sāī Bābā --
Ānanadamayī Mā.
Responsibility: Klaus K. Klostermaier.

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