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A Survey of Hinduism: First Edition by Klaus K. Klostermaier pdf epub fb2

A Survey of Hinduism: First Edition Author: Klaus K. Klostermaier
Title: A Survey of Hinduism: First Edition
ISBN: 0887068073
ISBN13: 978-0887068072
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Pages: 649 pages
Publisher: State University of New York Press (February 21, 1989)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1595 kb
Size EPUB version: 1652 kb
Subcategory: Asia




This third edition of the classic text updates the information contained in the earlier editions, and includes new chapters on the origins of Hinduism; its history of relations with Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam; Hindu science; and Hindu measures of time. The chronology and the bibliography have been updated as well.

A comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, the book deals with the history of Hinduism, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hinduism--Vaisnavism, Saivism, and Saktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu thought. Klaus K. Klostermaier describes the development of Hinduism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern world religion. A unique feature of the book is its treatment of Hinduism in a topical fashion, rather than by chronological description of the development of Hinduism or by summary of the literature. The complexities of Hindu life and thought are thus made real to the reader, and Hindus will recognize it as their own tradition.