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Hinduism : a beginner's guide

Author: Klaus K Klostermaier
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2008.
Series: Oneworld beginners' guides.
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Describes the origins, tenets, and scriptures of Hinduism and discusses contemporary issues such as the relationship between the religion and the modern West.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus K Klostermaier
ISBN: 9781851685387 1851685383
OCLC Number: 165411670
Notes: Originally published: as A short introduction to Hinduism. 1998.
Description: xiii, 216 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Vedic tradition --
pt. 2. The Hindu religions --
pt. 3. The Hindu philosophical quest --
pt. 4. Hinduism encounters other religions.
Series Title: Oneworld beginners' guides.
Responsibility: Klaus K. Klostermaier.

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Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies, Klostermaier's sweeping and highly readable exploration of this fascinating and long-lasting belief system is essential reading for  Read more...

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"It is immensely readable, works well as an introduction, but will also challenge and intrigue the academic and devotee alike." World Faiths Encounter

 
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