Hinduism

ISBN-10: 0132662558

ISBN-13: 9780132662550

Edition: 1999

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Hinduism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Hinduism from its origins in the Indus Valley to its increasing popularity in today's western world. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary Hindu beliefs and practices and looks at the ways in which this religion is meeting the challenges of the modern world. Written in an accessible and informative style, and assuming little or no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, this book gives a basic introduction to the faithits history, beliefs, and practices. Provides valuable pedagogy, including: timeline; maps; glossary; list of sacred days/festivals; suggested reading; pronunciation guide; index; feature boxes focusing on some aspects of the arts; 11 black and white pictures and artworks. Readers interested in learning more about the world's religions.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/2/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Chronology of Hinduism
Introduction to Hinduism and Hindus
Philosophical Foundations
Classical and Medieval Hinduism
The Modern Period I: Hinduism in Practice
The Modern Period II: Forces of Change
Toward the Future
Notes
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
Holy Days and Festivals
Suggested Further Reading
Index
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