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Author Rodrigues, Hillary, 1953-

Title Introducing Hinduism / Hillary P. Rodrigues
Published Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2006


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Description xxii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series World religions
World religions series
World religions (Routledge (Firm))
World religions.
Contents 1. Vedic religion -- 2. Karma and cosmology -- 3. Hindu social organization and values -- 4. Dharma and the individual -- 5. The Sanskrit language -- 6. Indian philosophical schools -- 7. The epics (Itihasa) -- 8. The Bhagavad Gita and the rise of bhakti -- 9. Major Hindu theistic sects -- 10. Hindu deities and Puranic mythology -- 11. Hindu art and worship rituals -- 12. Vedanta -- 13. Tantra -- 14. Reform and revitalization -- 15. Hinduism beyond India -- 16. Hinduism and the West -- 17. Select themes in Hinduism
Summary "This lively introduction explores the complexities of Hinduism, including its social structures, especially its caste system, its rituals and many scriptures, its vast mythology and varieties of deities and its religious philosophies. Hillary Rodrigues, an experienced teacher of the Hindu tradition, emphasises the importance of Hindu rituals and practice, subjects of particular interest in contemporary scholarship. Illustrated throughout, the book also includes text boxes, summary charts, a glossary and a list of further reading to aid students' understanding and revision."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [380]-381) and index
Subject Hinduism -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
LC no. 2006003836
ISBN 0415392691 (paperback: alk. paper)
0415392683 (hardback : alk. paper)