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The Hindus : an alternative history

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions from one of the world's foremost scholars on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 9780199593347 0199593345
OCLC Number: 698575971
Description: 1 v. : Illustrationen, Karten ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The Man or the Rabbit in the Moon ; 1. Introduction: Working with Available Light ; 2. Time and Space in India: 50 Million to 50,000 BCE ; 3. Civilization in the Indus Valley: 50,000 to 1500 BCE ; 4. Between the Ruins and the Text: 2000 to 1500 BCE ; 5. Humans, Animals, and Gods in the Rig Veda: 1500 to 1000 BCE ; 6. Sacrifice in the Brahmanas: 800 to 500 BCE ; 7. Renunciation in the Upanishads: 600 to 200 BCE ; 8. The Three (or Is It Four?) Aims of Life in the Hindu Imaginary ; 9. Women and Ogresses in the Ramayana: 400 BCE to 200 CE ; 10. Violence in the Mahabharata: 300 BCE to 300 CE ; 11. Dharma in the Mahabharata: 300 BCE to 300 CE ; 12. Escape Clauses in the Shastras: 100 BCE to 400 CE ; 13. Bhakti in South India: 100 BCE to 900 CE ; 14. Goddesses and Gods in the Early Puranas: 300 to 600 CE ; 15. Sects and Sex in Tantric Puranas and the Tantras: 600 to 900 CE ; 16. Fusion and Rivalry Under the Dehli Sultanate: 650 to 1500 CE ; 17. Avatar and Accidental Grace in the Later Puranas: 800 to 1500 CE ; 18. Philosophical Feuds in South INdia and Kashmir: 800 to 1300 CE ; 19. Dialogue and Tolerance Under the Mughals: 1500 to 1700 CE ; 20. Hinduism Under the Mughals: 1500 to 1700 CE ; 21. Caste, Class, and Conversion Under the British Raj: 1600 to 1900 CE ; 22. Suttee and Reform in the Twilight of the Raj: 1800 to 1947 CE ; 23. Hindus in America: 1900- ; 24. The Past in the Present: 1950- ; 25. Inconclusion, or, the Abuse of History ; Chronology ; Guide to Pronunciation and Spelling ; Glossary
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Scholarly, witty, and even-handed... one of the most profound and enlightening anatomisations of Hindu history I have ever read. * Jonathan Wright, Sunday Herald * It is one of the most profound and Read more...

 
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