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Hinduism : A Short History - Klaus K. Klostermaier


A Short History

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2000
ISBN: 9781851682133
Number Of Pages: 352

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The history of the Hindu tradition is captured by Kalus K. Klostermaier in this new survey of a rich and ancient religion. This study moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from early emergence of the Vedic tradition to the developments in contemporary Hinduism. Factual information is balanced with discussion of such problematic areas as the true origins of Hinduism and the controversy of the Aryan invasion. Other features include: full coverage of all the major branches within the religion, and their origins; the role of philosophical reflection in the development of Hinduism; the future of Hinduism; a quick-reference chronology, bibliography and extensive glossary. This guide to the development of a major religion should be of interest to those interested in the subject, from gradates to the curious general reader, and can be used as a companion volume to "Hinduism - a short introduction".

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Introductionp. 1
A Short History of Two Cities: A Microcosm of Hinduismp. 18
The Beginnings of Hinduism: A Controversyp. 34
A Short History of Vedic Religionp. 47
A Short History of Vaisnavismp. 80
A Short History of Saivismp. 135
A Short History of Saktismp. 188
Smartas - Traditional Hindu Universalistsp. 226
A Short History of Hindu Philosophyp. 230
A Short History of Modern Hinduismp. 266
Chronologyp. 285
Glossaryp. 291
Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliographyp. 308
Select Bibliographyp. 309
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9781851682133
ISBN-10: 1851682139
Series: Oneworld Short Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3rd February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.88  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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