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The many colors of Hinduism : a thematic-historical introduction

Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Conventional approaches to Hinduism typically stress its classical religious tradition with an emphasis on the Brahmin texts and practices. This introductory text provides a view of this religious  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Olson
ISBN: 9780813540672 0813540674 9780813540689 0813540682
OCLC Number: 695042693
Description: 395 Seiten
Contents: Part I; The Nature of Hinduism; A Journey to Mother India; Tongues of Fire of the Vedic Sacrificial Cult; The Swan, World Renunciation, and Upanisads; The Way and the Structure of Life; The Experiential Nature of Hinduism; Part II; Nature of Devotional and Sectarian Hinduism; The Sensual Nature of Hinduism; Embodiment of Visnu on Earth; Divine Play, Madness, Eroticism, and Krishna; Righteous Rama, Untouchables, and Sants; Dance of the Ascetic Deity Siva Feminine Thread; Desire Transformed: Tantra and Saktism; Part III; Issues in Modern and; Contemporary Hinduism; The World of the Goddess: Village Hinduism; Reformers, Missionaries, and Gurus in Modern Hinduism.
Responsibility: Carl Olson.

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