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The strides of Vishnu : Hindu culture in historical perspective

Author: Ariel Glucklich
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Exploring a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history, this book illuminates the connection between the practical and the transcendental realm and emphasises core themes that run through the major historical periods of Northern India, beginning with the Vedas and leading up to India's independence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Glucklich, Ariel.
Strides of Vishnu.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007009300
(OCoLC)85822620
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ariel Glucklich
ISBN: 9780199718252 0199718253
OCLC Number: 263167856
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: 1 The Dig and the Temple --
2 Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins --
3 A City Where the Rivers Meet --
4 King Janaka's Contest --
5 Vedic Science The Grammar of Reality --
6 Kanishka and Krishna --
7 Performing Arts and Sacred Models --
8 The Second Rationality --
9 Maps and Myths in the Matsya Purana --
10 Shankara and Kumarila Between Brahman and Dharma --
11 Devotion and Knowledge The Indo-Muslim Centuries --
12 The Eternal Dharma.
Responsibility: Ariel Glucklich.
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Exploring a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history, this book illuminates the connection between the practical and the transcendental realm and emphasises core themes that run through the major historical periods of Northern India, beginning with the Vedas and leading up to India's independence.

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