A Survey of Hinduism

By: Klostermaier, Klaus K.

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This book provides a comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hindusim, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hindusim--Vaisnavism, S aivism, and S aktism. 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 philosophio-theological thought. Klostermaier describes the new development of Hinduism in the 19th and 20th centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern-world religion.

A unique feature of this 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. Hindus will recognize it as their own tradition.

A glossary and a chronological table are useful additional features.

Title: A Survey of Hinduism

Author: Klostermaier, Klaus K.

Categories: Religion, Western, India,

Publisher: N Y., State University of New York Press: 1989

ISBN Number: 0887068073

ISBN Number 13: 9780887068072

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 107952

Keywords: HINDUISM ADDRESSES ESSAYS LECTURES RELIGION,