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Hinduism, a very short introduction, Kim Knott

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Hinduism, a very short introduction, Kim Knott
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-130) and index
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Hinduism
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
944312856
Responsibility statement
Kim Knott
Series statement
Very short introductions, 5
Sub title
a very short introduction
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., Publisher description
Table Of 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
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