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Hinduism : a short history

Author: Klaus K Klostermaier
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, ©2000.
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"This comprehensive study of Hindu history moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from the early emergence of the Vedic tradition to developments in contemporary Hinduism. A wealth of factual information is finely balanced with illuminating discussion of such problematic areas as the true origins of Hinduism and the controversy of the Aryan Invasion. Other features include: full coverage of all the major  Read more...
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Klostermaier, Klaus K., 1933-
Hinduism.
Oxford : Oneworld, ©2000
(OCoLC)606325723
Online version:
Klostermaier, Klaus K., 1933-
Hinduism.
Oxford : Oneworld, ©2000
(OCoLC)608592248
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus K Klostermaier
ISBN: 1851682139 9781851682133
OCLC Number: 42913538
Description: x, 342 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Introduction --
2. A short history of two cities : a microcosm of Hinduism --
3. The beginnings of Hinduism : a controversy --
4. A short history of Vedic religion --
5. A short history of Vaisnavism --
6. A short history of Saivism --
7. A short history of Saktism --
8. Smartas --
traditional Hindu universalists --
9. A short history of Hindu philosophy --
10. A short history of modern Hinduism --
Chronology --
Glossary --
Abbreviations used in notes and bibliography --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Klaus K. Klostermaier.

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"This comprehensive study of Hindu history moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from the early emergence of the Vedic tradition to developments in contemporary Hinduism. A wealth of factual information is finely balanced with illuminating discussion of such problematic areas as the true origins of Hinduism and the controversy of the Aryan Invasion. Other features include: full coverage of all the major branches within the religion, and their origins; the role of philosophical reflection in the development of Hinduism; the future of Hinduism; a quick-reference chronology, bibliography and extensive glossary."--Jacket.

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