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Many Colors of Hinduism A Thematic-Historical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0813540682

ISBN-13: 9780813540689

Edition: 2007

Authors: Carl Olson

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This is an introductory text providing a balanced view of the rich religious tradition of Hinduism, acknowledging the full range of its many competing and even contradictory aspects.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
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
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
Issues in Modern and Contemporary Hinduism
The World of the Goddess: Village Hinduism
Reformers, Missionaries, and Gurus in Modern Hinduism
Chronology
Abbreviations
Notes
Index