An Introduction to Hinduism

An Introduction to Hinduism
Author: Gavin D. Flood,Flood, Gavin D. Flood
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1996-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780521438780
ISBN 13: 0521438780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Hinduism Book Review:

A much-needed, comprehensive and up-to-date thematic and historical survey of Hinduism.

A Brief Introduction To Hinduism

A Brief Introduction To Hinduism
Author: A. L. Herman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0429982380
ISBN 13: 9780429982385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Introduction To Hinduism Book Review:

"“I have read Arthur Herman’s Introduction to Hinduism with considerable interest and pleasure. It is bold and innovative, clearly written, well organized, and quite provocative.” —Eliot Deutsch University of Ha wail at Manoa "

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism
Author: Tim Dowley
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN 10: 1506450350
ISBN 13: 9781506450353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism Book Review:

This brief introduction to Hinduism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Hinduism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Hindu beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary. It is ideal for courses on Hinduism and South Asian religions and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism

Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism
Author: Raymond Brady Williams
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-09-30
ISBN 10: 1108421148
ISBN 13: 9781108421140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism Book Review:

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hinduism, third edition, offers a comprehensive study of a contemporary form of Hinduism. Begun as a revival and reform movement in India 200 years ago, it has now become one of the fastest growing and most prominent forms of Hinduism. The Swaminarayan Hindu transnational network of temples and institutions is expanding in India, East Africa, the UK, USA, Australasia, and in other African and Asian cities. The devotion, rituals, and discipline taught by its founder, Sahajanand Swami (1781-1830) and elaborated by current leaders in major festivals, diverse media, and over the Internet, help preserve ethnic and religious identity in many modern cultural and political contexts. Swaminarayan Hinduism, here described through its history, divisions, leaders, theology and practices, provides valuable case studies of contemporary Hinduism, religion, migrants, and transnationalism. This new edition includes up-to-date information about growth, geographic expansion, leadership transitions, and impact of Swaminarayan institutions in India and abroad.

The Hindu Way

The Hindu Way
Author: Shashi Tharoor
Publsiher: Rupa Publications
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9789388292856
ISBN 13: 9388292855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hindu Way Book Review:

The Hindu Way: An Introduction to Hinduism, the new book by bestselling author Shashi Tharoor, whose last three books have sold over a quarter of a million copies in hardback, is the perfect introduction to one of the world's oldest, largest and most complex religions. Although there are hundreds of books on Hinduism, there are only a few which provide a lucid, accessible, yet deeply layered account of the religion's numerous belief systems, schools of thought, sects, tenets, scriptures, deities, rituals, customs, festivals and philosophies. This book is one of them.

Introduction to Hindu Dharma

Introduction to Hindu Dharma
Author: Michael Oren Fitzgerald
Publsiher: World Wisdom, Inc
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1933316489
ISBN 13: 9781933316482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Introduction to Hindu Dharma consists of selections from the more than 4,000 discourses of Kanchi Sankaracharya (1894-1994). It covers the topics of prayer and virtue, metaphysical truth, and the conflict between traditional Hindu dharma and modernity. A sage in the Sankara tradition, the Jagadguru was one of the most beloved and honored spiritual figures of the twentieth century in India and much of Asia and Europe. This book has the distinction of introducing both the sage and his spiritual legacy to the Western world in the form of an irreplaceable introduction to Hinduism."--BOOK JACKET.

The Vedas

The Vedas
Author: Roshen Dalal
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN 10: 8184757638
ISBN 13: 9788184757637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vedas Book Review:

Your essential guide to the Vedas When were the Vedas written, and why? Who were the people who composed them? Where did they come from, how did they live? Questions, conjectures and debates go hand in hand with the Vedas, the sacred keystone texts of Hinduism. Now, noted historian Roshen Dalal sifts through centuries of information and research to present, in a straightforward and succinct manner, an account of the Vedas that is authoritative yet accessible, thus appealing to both scholars and lay readers. In this book, key insights into the Vedas are complemented by a celebration of the poetry that lies within the texts. Using socio-economic data and archaeological and linguistic research, the author introduces us to the Vedic era, enabling us to understand the culture and philosophy that produced these ancient and sublime texts. • Based on original research and numerous authoritative sources, including auxiliary texts and early commentaries • Appendices featuring selected hymns from all four Vedas, and listing all the hymns that make up the Rig Veda • Conveniently cross-referenced with a wealth of information

Introduction to Hinduism

Introduction to Hinduism
Author: Jayaram V
Publsiher: Pure Life Vision
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781935760115
ISBN 13: 1935760114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Hinduism Book Review:

Hinduism is the oldest living religion of the world and the most complex in terms of its philosophy and practices. This volume looks at the antiquity, definition, and significance of Hinduism, providing a thorough and scholarly understanding of the basic and essential aspects of the eternal tradition useful to both lay practitioners and students.

Hinduism and Law

Hinduism and Law
Author: Timothy Lubin,Donald R. Davis Jr,Jayanth K. Krishnan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-10-21
ISBN 10: 1139493582
ISBN 13: 9781139493581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism and Law Book Review:

Covering the earliest Sanskrit rulebooks through to the codification of 'Hindu law' in modern times, this interdisciplinary volume examines the interactions between Hinduism and the law. The authors present the major transformations to India's legal system in both the colonial and post colonial periods and their relation to recent changes in Hinduism. Thematic studies show how law and Hinduism relate and interact in areas such as ritual, logic, politics, and literature, offering a broad coverage of South Asia's contributions to religion and law at the intersection of society, politics and culture. In doing so, the authors build on previous treatments of Hindu law as a purely text-based tradition, and in the process, provide a fascinating account of an often neglected social and political history.

Hinduism

Hinduism
Author: Mohan R. Pandey
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-10
ISBN 10: 9781481197106
ISBN 13: 148119710X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Book Review:

This concise book captures the essence of Hinduism and unravels the complexities of this five-thousand-year-old major world faith that evolved out of the collective wisdom and inspiration of great seers and sages. Hinduism, which does not proselytize but advocates unity and respect for all religions, is an unusually diverse faith and quite difficult to fully grasp. This book offers an overview of the Hindu beliefs, the teachings, the deities, the colorful rituals, the pilgrimages, the multiple scriptures, and the various Yogas on the paths to enlightenment. Pandey explores how the faith synthesized a wide spectrum of spiritual realizations, philosophical discourses, local beliefs, and customs of the time, with the timeless wisdom and the metaphysical views of the ancient sages. This engaging and thought-provoking book also examines the compatibility of Hindu visions of reality with modern scientific advancements. It offers an illuminating insight into the use of symbols and Hindus' ease with divergent spiritual outlooks and religious traditions. Pandey also explores the common thread that connects Hinduism with Buddhism and Christianity.

Sanatana Dharma

Sanatana Dharma
Author: Narayanan Komerath
Publsiher: Scv Incorporated
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780996228305
ISBN 13: 0996228306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanatana Dharma Book Review:

How should Hinduism be introduced appropriately, to a modern global audience? Driven by this question, this book presents Sanatana Dharma at an introductory level for a broad contemporary audience, in over 280 pages and 300 references. The chosen framework is based on the Vedic concept of Upanishad, going from an easily accessible introduction to exploring the classics and the research. Each chapter concludes with a summary explanation modeled after 'VedAnta'. The core values are explained, seeking to be inclusive while avoiding pitfalls. The evolution and organization of the literature base are considered, with a simple, rational flow from the deepest Vedic concepts to visible, vibrant modern practice. The logical progression to Bhakti shows how the scriptures led to the glorious contributions in technology, architecture, literature and fine arts. The diverse schools of thought, their Acharyas, and the different lines of worship are explained. This leads to the movements for reunification and revival. Difficult issues are considered from a modern commonsense perspective, showing the concurrence of Vedic scripture and modern Constitutional law. Comparisons with other religions are avoided. A discussion on science and human advancement shows how Sanatana Dharma is strengthened in relevance as technology and knowledge advance. The final two chapters present the authors' opinions on some contemporary issues, concluding with several examples of prayers taught to children.

The Power of the Dharma

The Power of the Dharma
Author: Stephen Knapp
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0595393527
ISBN 13: 9780595393527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Dharma Book Review:

The Power of the Dharma: An Introduction to Hinduism and Vedic Culture offers a concise and easy-to-understand overview of the essential principles and customs of the Hindu tradition. It also provides many insights into the depth and value of the timeless wisdom of Vedic spirituality and reveals why the Dharmic path has survived for thousands of years. Author Stephen Knapp reveals why the Dharma is presently enjoying a renaissance among an increasing number of people who want to explore its teachings and see what its many techniques of self-discovery have to offer. In The Power of the Dharma, you will find: quotes by noteworthy people on the unique qualities of Hinduism; essential principles of the Vedic spiritual path; particular traits, customs, and explanations of Hindu worship; descriptions of the main yoga systems; significance and legends of the colorful Hindu festivals; benefits of Ayurveda, Vastu, Vedic astrology, and gemology; important insights of Dharmic life and how to begin. The Dharmic path can provide you the means for attaining your own spiritual realizations and experiences. This is the power of Dharma's universal teachings which have something to offer everyone

Hinduism A Very Short Introduction

Hinduism  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Kim Knott
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2000-02-24
ISBN 10: 0191606456
ISBN 13: 9780191606458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

Hinduism is practised by eighty per cent of India's population, and by thirty million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott combines a succinct and authoritative overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of divine truths, and the importance of epics such as the Ramayana. Issues such as the place of women and dalits (untouchables) in contemporary society are also addressed, making this book stimulating reading for Hindus and non-Hindus alike. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Hinduism

Hinduism
Author: Sadhu Vivekjivandas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9788175264335
ISBN 13: 8175264330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Book Review:

"Informs readers about the spiritual, cultural and social heritage of Hinduism. Part I features a brief history and core beliefs of Hinduism, its sacred texts, various denominations, mandirs, holy men and women, sacred places, rivers, festivals, rituals, and sacred symbols and objects. Part II features sadhana, great devotees of God, rishi-scientists of India, Hindu perceptions, Hindu way of life, Hindu reformers, concept of creation, and frequently asked questions on Hinduism."--P. [4] of cover.

The Ascetic Self

The Ascetic Self
Author: Gavin Flood
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-11-25
ISBN 10: 9780521604017
ISBN 13: 052160401X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hinduism Today

Hinduism Today
Author: Stephen Jacobs
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN 10: 0826430651
ISBN 13: 9780826430656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Today Book Review:

Exploration of contemporary Hinduism, illustrated by case studies from the lived religion.

Classical Hindu Thought

Classical Hindu Thought
Author: Arvind Sharma
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0195644417
ISBN 13: 9780195644418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Hindu Thought Book Review:

Introduces the texts and ideas of Hinduism, crystallized during the 4th to the 10th century BCE. This book explains their contemporary relevance and deals with the key concepts, the main gods and goddesses, and texts such as the Purusarthas. It also examines the different systems of yoga.

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology
Author: Sadhu Paramtattvadas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN 10: 1107158672
ISBN 13: 9781107158672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology Book Review:

Since its inception over two hundred years ago, Swaminarayan Hinduism has flourished into a transnational movement described as one of the fastest growing Hindu groups in the world. Despite being one of the largest and most visible Hindu traditions both in India and the West, surprisingly little is known about what the Swaminarayan fellowship believes. An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology provides a comprehensive doctrinal account of the Swaminarayan tradition's belief system, drawing on its rich corpus of theological literature, including the teachings of Swaminarayan himself and classical commentaries on canonical Vedāntic texts. Part I delineates the sources and tools of Swaminarayan Hindu theology, while Part II systematically expounds upon its distinctive five eternal entities - Parabrahman, Akṣarabrahman, māyā, īśvara and jīva - and mukti (spiritual liberation). In presenting these key themes theologically and lucidly, Swami Paramtattvadas makes the Swaminarayan Hindu belief system intelligible to scholars, students and serious readers.

Hinduism

Hinduism
Author: Kim Knott
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-02
ISBN 10: 0198745540
ISBN 13: 9780198745549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Book Review:

Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-first century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of Brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of divine truths, and the cultural and moral importance of epics such as the Ramayana. In this second edition Knott considers the impact of changes in technology and the flourishing of social media on Hinduism, and looks at the presence of Hinduism in popular culture, considering pieces such as Sita Sings the Blues. She also analyses recent developments in India, and the impact issues such as Hindu nationalism and the politicization of Hinduism have on Hindus worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Hindu Culture

Hindu Culture
Author: Swami Tejomayananda
Publsiher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 8175971657
ISBN 13: 9788175971653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Culture Book Review:

Hindu Culture-An Introduction, explains about the most ancient, time tested and still relevant culture and philosophy. Swami Tejomayananda gives us a deep and sensitive insight into Hindu Culture using simple words and analogies that appeal to the head and heart of the modern reader. It deals with topics like the basis of cultures, fundamentals of Scriptures, symbolism of deities, significance of festivals, role of temples, indicators of Dharma, understanding of the caste system and characters of the Mahabharata.