Living Hinduisms An Explorer's Guide

ISBN-10: 0534520111

ISBN-13: 9780534520113

Edition: 2006

Authors: Nancy Auer Falk

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Aiming to turn inside-out models currently used for the teaching of Hinduism, Nancy Falk's new LIVING HINDUISMS aims to introduce students to this religion through an illuminating presentation of its lived practices. Recognizing an all-too-frequent disconnect that students of Hinduism feel when confronted with the actual sights and sounds of contemporary Hindu rituals, Nancy Falk brings these experiences to life through an astute and eye-opening exploration of Hinduism's diverse, yet--as she argues--unified traditions.
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Book details

List price: $113.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Nancy Falk earned a B.A. from Cedar Crest College and a MA/Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is a leading scholar in the fields of Indian Religion�both Hinduism and Buddhism�and in cross-cultural women's studies in religion. Among her many scholarly contributions to religious studies, several standouts include: UNSPOKEN WORLDS: WOMEN'S RELIGIOUS LIVES (with Rita M. Gross and also published by Wadsworth), and WOMEN AND RELIGION IN INDIA.

Introduction
Hinduism over time: four teaching traditions
The Brahmins
The Sadhus
Bhaktas and Shaktas
The Samajists
Hinduism in space: home, temple, pilgrim road
In the Home
At Temples and Temple Festivals
On the Road: Pilgrims and Sadhu Journeys
Hinduisms of caste and class
Among the Poor and Oppressed
Among the Well-To-Do and Advantaged
Hinduisms in the making
In Ashrams
In Politics
Around the Globe
Afterword
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