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The Resource Hinduism : a very short introduction, Kim Knott

Hinduism : a very short introduction, Kim Knott

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Hinduism : a very short introduction
Title
Hinduism
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Kim Knott
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Language
eng
Summary
Hinduism is practiced by about 80 percent of India's population, and by about 30 million people outside India. But how is Hinduism defined, and what basis does the religion have? In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott provides clear insight into the beliefs and authority of Hindus and Hinduism, and considers the ways in which it has been affected by colonialism and modernity. The author also considers the challenges posed to Hinduism at the end of the twentieth century as it spreads far beyond India, and as concerns are raised about issues such as dowry, death, caste prejudice, and the place of women in Hindu society.
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Knott, Kim
Dewey number
294.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1202
LC item number
.K564 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hinduism
  • RELIGION / Hinduism
  • Hinduism
  • Hinduismus
  • Einführung
Label
Hinduism : a very short introduction, Kim Knott
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Note
Previous edition: 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-130) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The scholar and the devotee -- Revelation and the transmission of knowledge -- Understanding the self -- Divine heroes : the epic tradition -- The divine presence -- Hinduism, colonialism, and modernity -- Challenges to Hinduism : women and dalits -- Crossing the black waters : Hinduism beyond India -- Hindu dharma, Hinduism, and Hinduisms -- Appendix: The six philosophical systems (darshana) -- Timeline -- Glossary
Control code
ocn944312856
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780198745549
Lccn
2015952194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198745549
  • (OCoLC)944312856
Label
Hinduism : a very short introduction, Kim Knott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The scholar and the devotee -- Revelation and the transmission of knowledge -- Understanding the self -- Divine heroes : the epic tradition -- The divine presence -- Hinduism, colonialism, and modernity -- Challenges to Hinduism : women and dalits -- Crossing the black waters : Hinduism beyond India -- Hindu dharma, Hinduism, and Hinduisms -- Appendix: The six philosophical systems (darshana) -- Timeline -- Glossary
Control code
ocn944312856
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xviii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780198745549
Lccn
2015952194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198745549
  • (OCoLC)944312856

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