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A primer of Hinduism,

Author: J N Farquhar
Publisher: London, Oxford University Press, H. Frowde, 1912.
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Farquhar, J.N. (John Nicol), 1861-1929.
Primer of Hinduism.
London, Oxford University Press, H. Frowde, 1912
(OCoLC)614498592
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J N Farquhar
OCLC Number: 1291344
Description: 222 pages illustrations 20 cm
Contents: Part I. Outline of the history of Hinduism --
Chap. I. Prehistoric period --
Table --
1. The Aryan family of languages --
Chap. II. Creative period --
Illustrative readings --
1. A hymn to Agni --
2. Funeral hymn --
Tables --
2. Divisions of the Vedic people --
3. The three orders of the Brahmans --
4. The Vedas and their names --
5. Growth of the three Vedas --
Chap. III. Sacerdotal period --
Illustrative readings --
3. The origin and the power of sacrifice --
4. A charm against fever --
Tables --
6. The chief schools with their Brahmanas --
7. Relative age of the Brahmanas --
Chap. IV. Philosophic period: essential Hinduism --
Illustrative readings --
5. The one reality --
6. Excommunication --
Tables --
8. The age of the world --
Chap. V. Philosophic period: the Upanishads, Buddhism, Jainism --
Illustrative readings --
7. The Vanaprastha and the Asrama --
8. The horse of the Asvamedha --
9. The human and the divine self --
Tables --
9. Relative age of early Upanishads --
10. The Hindu canon --
Chap. VI. Scholastic period --
Illustrative readings --
10. Sutras --
11. Buddhist Sutta --
12. Passage from a verse Upanishad --
13. Buddhist teaching in verse --
14. Satyaki's sons slain --
Tables --
11. Scholastic period --
12. Manuals of the Vedic school --
13. Interrelations of Vedic literature --
14. The Buddhist Tripitaka --
15. The four Asramas --
Chap. VII. Incarnation period --
Illustrative readings --
15. Hindu incarnation --
16. Buddhist incarnation --
17. From the Vedanta Sutras --
Tables --
16. Chronology of incarnation period --
17. The six systems of philosophy --
18. Buddhas, incarnations, and Tirthakaras --
Chap. VIII. Period of decadence --
Illustrative readings --
18. Vishnu as savior of the gods --
19. Living souls in particles of Earth --
Tables --
19. Period of decadence --
20. The Hindu pantheon --
Chap. IX. Period of reconstruction --
Illustrative readings --
20. The praise of Siva in Tamil --
21. The praise of Vishnu in Tamil --
22. Extract from a commentary --
23. Sutras on the nature of Bhakti --
Tables --
21. Period of reconstruction --
22. The Vaishnavas of the south --
Chap. X. Bhakti period --
Illustrative readings --
24. Baby Rama in his mother's arms --
25. The praise of Krishna in Marathi --
Tables --
23. The Bhakti period --
24. The Tamil literature of the Saiva Siddhanta --
25. The literature of the Saivas and Vaishnavas --
26. The followers of Ramananda --
27. Adoration mantras --
28. The Kabirpanth --
29. Canon of the Vedanta --
30. Northern Krishnaite leaders --
31. The modern Bhagavatas --
Chap. XI. Period of Western influence --
Illustrative readings --
26. The folly of idolatry --
27. A new reading of history --
Chap. XII. History of the Hindu family --
Chap. XIII. History of Indian asceticism --
Part II. Hinduism as a system --
Chap, XIV. What it is to be a Hindu today --
Chap. XV. The religion of the lower classes --
Chap. XVI. Formative elements of Hinduism --
Chap. XVII. The future of Hinduism.
Responsibility: by J.N. Farquhar.

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