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The study of Hinduism

Author: Arvind Sharma
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2003.
Series: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Study of Hinduism, leading scholars from around the world take stock of two centuries of international intellectual investment of Hinduism. Since the early nineteenth century, when the scholarly investigation of Hinduism began to take shape as a modern academic discipline, Hindu studies has evolved from its concentration on description and analysis to an emphasis on understanding Hindu traditions in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arvind Sharma
ISBN: 1570034494 9781570034497
OCLC Number: 51093072
Description: xii, 315 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is Hinduism? / Arvind Sharma --
Study of Hinduism: the setting / Eric J. Sharpe --
Method in the study of Hinduism / Arvind Sharma --
Vedic Hinduism / Stephanie W. Jamison and Michael Witzel --
India's epics: writing, orality, and divinity / Alf Hiltebeitel --
Purāṇas: a study in the development of Hinduism / Gregory Bailey --
Bhagavadgītā and classical Hinduism: a sketch / Milton Eder --
Medieval devotional traditions: an annotated survey of recent scholarship / Philip Lutgendorf --
Modern Hinduism / Robert D. Baird.
Series Title: Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Responsibility: edited by Arvind Sharma.

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