Studying Hinduism

Studying Hinduism

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This book is an indispensable resource for students and researchers wishing to develop a deeper understanding of one of the world's oldest and most multifaceted religious traditions. Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, leading scholars in the field, have brought together a rich variety of perspectives which reflect the current lively state of the field. Studying Hinduism is the result of cooperative work by accomplished specialists in several fields that include anthropology, art, comparative literature, history, philosophy, religious studies, and sociology. Through these complementary and exciting approaches, students will gain a greater understanding of India's culture and traditions, to which Hinduism is integral. The book uses key critical terms and topics as points of entry into the subject, revealing that although Hinduism can be interpreted in sharply contrasting ways and set in widely varying contexts, it is endlessly fascinating and intriguing.Notes 1 In an informal poll of more than one hundred Western and Indian scholars and Hindi-speaking Indian university ... 3 Numerous studies of the Ganges River and its current state of extreme pollution do not prevent countless Hindus from bathing in it and ... Homo Hierarchicus: An Essay on the Caste System (trans.

Title:Studying Hinduism
Author: Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-01-19

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