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Title Contemporary Hinduism : ritual, culture, and practice / edited by Robin Rinehart
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 448 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The historical background / Robin Rinehart -- Hearing and remembering: oral and written texts in Hinduism / Robin Rinehart -- Hindu devotion / William Harman -- The Hindu ritual calender / A. Whitney Sanford -- Hindu ethics / S.S. Rama Rao Pappu -- Contemporary Hindu thought / Brian A. Hatcher -- Gurus and groups/ J.E. Llewellyn -- Caste in contemporary India / Eleanor Zelliot -- Voices of dissent: gender and changing social values in Hinduism / Kalpana Kannabiran -- Hinduism in an independent India: fundamentalism and secularism / Robert J. Stephens -- The environment and environmental movements in Hinduism / George James -- Global Hinduism: the Hindu diaspora / Anantanand Rambachan
Summary This work provides an examination of the contemporary practices, beliefs, and issues of one of the world's oldest and most enduring religions, both within its Indian homeland and throughout the world. It covers caste, family life, and social status
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hinduism -- Customs and practices.
Hinduism -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Rinehart, Robin, 1964-
ISBN 1576079058 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1576079066 (electronic bk.)
9781576079058 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781576079065 (electronic bk.)