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A survey of Hinduism

Author: Klaus K Klostermaier
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hinduism, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hinduism - Vaisnavism, Śaivism, and Śāktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus K Klostermaier
ISBN: 0887068073 9780887068072 088706809X 9780887068096
OCLC Number: 17108707
Description: xv, 649 ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Klaus K. Klostermaier.

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"This book provides a comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hinduism, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hinduism - Vaisnavism, Śaivism, and Śāktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu philosophio-theological thought. Klostermaier describes the new development of Hinduism in the 19th and 20th centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern-world religion."--Back cover.

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