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Hinduism : a very short introduction

Author: Kim Knott
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hinduism is practised by about 80% of India's population, and by about 30,000,000 people outside India. But how is Hinduism defined, and what basis does the religion have? This work gives concise insights into the central preoccupations of Hinduism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Knott, Kim.
Hinduism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 98010944
(OCoLC)38270792
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Knott
ISBN: 0585168032 9780585168036 0191540137 9780191540134 9780191776465 0191776467 9780191062711 0191062715
OCLC Number: 607058203
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (140 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The scholar and the devotee --
Revelation and the transmission of knowledge --
Understanding the self --
Divine heroes: the epic tradition --
The divine presence --
Hinduism, colonialism, and modernity --
Challenges to Hinduism: women and dalits --
Crossing the black waters: Hinduism beyond India --
Hindu dharma, Hinduism, and Hinduisms.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Kim Knott.
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Presenting an overview of Hinduism, this book offers an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. It discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism, such as the centrality of the Veda  Read more...

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very readable and certainly most helpful, with a new and original perspective conveyed in a succinct introductory style. Ursula King, University of Bristol

 
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