Shivaji

Shivaji
Author: James W. Laine,Professor of Religions Studies James W Laine
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111971995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shivaji Book Review:

Shivaji is a well-known hero in western India. He defied Mughal power in the seventeenth century, established an independent kingdom, and had himself crowned in an orthodox Hindu ceremony. The legends of his life have become an epic story that everyone in western India knows, and an important part of the Hindu nationalists' ideology. To read Shivaji's legend today is to find expression of deeply held convictions about what Hinduism means and how it is opposed to Islam. James Laine traces the origin and development if the Shivaji legend from the earliest sources to the contemporary accounts of the tale. His primary concern is to discover the meaning of Shivaji's life for those who have composed-and those who have read-the legendary accounts of his military victories, his daring escapes, his relationships with saints. In the process, he paints a new and more complex picture of Hindu-Muslim relations from the seventeenth century to the present. He argues that this relationship involved a variety of compromises and strategies, from conflict to accommodation to nuanced collaboration. Neither Muslims nor Hindus formed clearly defined communities, says Laine, and they did not relate to each other as opposed monolithic groups. Different sub-groups, representing a range of religious persuasions, found it in their advantage to accentuate or diminish the importance of Hindu and Muslim identity and the ideologies that supported the construction of such identities. By studying the evolution of the Shivaji legend, Laine demonstrates, we can trace the development of such constructions in both pre-British and post-colonial periods.

Why Not Me

Why Not Me
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 0804138168
ISBN 13: 9780804138161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Not Me Book Review:

Hollywood starlet Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing, laugh-out-loud journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life.

Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism

Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism
Author: John Renard
Publsiher: Paulist Press
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780809138456
ISBN 13: 080913845X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Responses to 101 Questions on Hinduism Book Review:

A short, user-friendly introduction to major historical, cultural, spiritual and theological points of interest in the complex of faith traditions known collectively as Hinduism.

Hindu Manners Customs and Ceremonies

Hindu Manners  Customs and Ceremonies
Author: Jean Antoine Dubois,Henry King Beauchamp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 730
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112081853381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hindus

Hindus
Author: Julius Lipner
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780415051811
ISBN 13: 0415051819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindus Book Review:

Hinduism is a vastly complex phenomenon, a world religion with a history of over three thousand years. It has produced men and women who have made outstanding contributions across the range of civilised human behaviour, and played a crucial part in the rise of two other great religions - Buddhism and Sikhism. Julius Lipner was born and raised in India and is able to draw on his own experience of Hindu beliefs and practices to explain what it means to be Hindu in a changing world. Hindus examines the religion as a plural phenomenon - that is, as a family of religions rather than a monolithic entity. The approach is thematic, and the author considers various topicssuch as the status of women - in more than one place and from more than one angle. He also tells and sometimes analyses Hindu stories, stressing the narrative quality of Hindu religion and giving us an insight into the nature of the Hindu phenomenon itself. Hindus will be valuable on more than one level: as a source of instruction, as a basis for discussion, seminars and further study, even as a challenge for further research. It provides a new perspective on what it means to live as a Hindu and enables readers to appreciate this great and marvellous religious phenomenon, its extraordinary richness, and the way it encompasses the diversity of human experience.

Hinduism a Way of Life

Hinduism  a Way of Life
Author: Sitansu S. Chakravarti
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9788120808997
ISBN 13: 8120808991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism a Way of Life Book Review:

This is a book on Hinduism designed to explain many South Asian practices, some not confined to Hindus only, that have very often been misunderstood in North America. The book contains essential information on standard Hindu sacraments and rituals, on dress codes, customs and festivals, on worship practices and sacred images. It provides a sampler of prayers, points for reflection and liturgical formulae. It notes peculiarities of emigre Hindu experience in the United States and Canada and incorporates insights from the author`s experience as a Hindu chaplain. The book has been written in response to requests for information from hospitals, ethnic squads in police forces, schools and boards of education, chaplains, social workers, and Hindus themselves. It will be helpful to students as well.

On the Ethos of Hindu Women

On the Ethos of Hindu Women
Author: Vivienne Kondos
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030150709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Ethos of Hindu Women Book Review:

With reference to Nepal.

A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore Canara and Malabar

A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore  Canara  and Malabar
Author: Francis Hamilton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B814443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hindu Philosophy Popularly Explained

Hindu Philosophy Popularly Explained
Author: Ram Chandra Bose
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1887
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89005729835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

A Dictionary of Hinduism
Author: W. J. Johnson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-05-13
ISBN 10: 9780198610267
ISBN 13: 0198610262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Hinduism Book Review:

With almost 2,800 entries on all aspects of Hinduism, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary of its kind. It covers all the major Hindu practices, texts, beliefs, religious sites, and teachers over a period spanning 3,500 years. An invaluable first port of call for anyone seeking information about Indian religions and culture.

The True History and the Religion of India

The True History and the Religion of India
Author: Prakashanand Saraswati
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9788120817890
ISBN 13: 8120817893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True History and the Religion of India Book Review:

ABOUT THE BOOK: The True History and the Religion of India, A concise Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism is one of the most comprehensive books on human civilization. It is an authoritative view of the history of world thought. The book provides the

Hinduism Before Reform

Hinduism Before Reform
Author: Brian A. Hatcher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0674988221
ISBN 13: 9780674988224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Before Reform Book Review:

How did Hindu reformers make the religion modern? Brian Hatcher argues that this is the wrong question to ask. Exploring two nineteenth-century Hindu movements, the Brahmo Samaj and the Swaminarayan Sampraday, he challenges the notion of religious reform.

Hindu Literature

Hindu Literature
Author: Epiphanius Wilson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 467
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210004394787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Studies in Hindu Law and Dharma stra

Studies in Hindu Law and Dharma    stra
Author: Ludo Rocher
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 760
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 1783083158
ISBN 13: 9781783083152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Hindu Law and Dharma stra Book Review:

The main sources for an understanding of classical Hindu law are the Sanskrit treatises on religious and legal duties, known as the Dharmaśāstras. In this collection of his major studies in the field, Ludo Rocher presents essays on a wide range of topics, from general themes such as the nature of Hindu law to technical matters including word studies and text criticism. Rocher’s deep engagement with the language and worldview of the authors in the Dharmaśāstra tradition yields distinctive and corrective contributions to the field. This collection serves as an invaluable introduction to a leading authority in the field of Indology.

Classical Hinduism

Classical Hinduism
Author: Mariasusai Dhavamony
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 525
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9788876524820
ISBN 13: 8876524827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Hinduism Book Review:

After a brief introduction on the idea of culture, enculturation and acculturation in social anthropology, a theology of culture, symbol and language is treated in order to lead to the central subject-matter of the Christian theology of inculturation, which is articulated in themes such as revelation and culture, redemptive incarnation as an exemplary model of inculturation, Lay people and inculturation, missionary spirituality and inculturation. The final chapters deal with inculturation in the Indian Church, the meeting of the Gospel with Asian religions, cultures and aspirations for full humanity, and Asian Christian theology.

The Law Relating to the Hindu Widow

The Law Relating to the Hindu Widow
Author: Trailokyanath Mitra
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1881
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:N13243840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Structure of Hindu Society

Structure of Hindu Society
Author: Bose
Publsiher: Orient Blackswan
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9788125008552
ISBN 13: 8125008551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structure of Hindu Society Book Review:

This book appears in English translation more than a quarter of a century after its first appearance in Bengali. The lucid and scholarly translation from the original Bangla Hindu Samajer Goran has been done by Andre Beteille. Prof. Beteille s introduction analyses the qualities of Bose s mind and work, especially as illustrated in this book and his preface to this revised edition enriches this valuable study. The author has undertaken an ambitious task in which he has attempted to identify the organising principles of Hindu society, the factors which ensured its continuity for centuries, and the forces by which it is ultimately weakened. This book is impressive in its design. It brings together, within a single framework, approaches which are ordinarily practised separately by ethnographers, Indologists and social historians.

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  Geography  History  and Literature
Author: John Dowson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081887493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Religions Modern Politics

Ancient Religions  Modern Politics
Author: Michael Cook
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 0691173346
ISBN 13: 9780691173344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Religions Modern Politics Book Review:

Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity in modern political life, placing special emphasis on the relevance—or irrelevance—of their heritages to today's social and political concerns. Michael Cook takes an in-depth, comparative look at political identity, social values, attitudes to warfare, views about the role of religion in various cultural domains, and conceptions of the polity. In all these fields he finds that the Islamic heritage offers richer resources for those engaged in current politics than either the Hindu or the Christian heritages. He uses this finding to explain the fact that, despite the existence of Hindu and Christian counterparts to some aspects of Islamism, the phenomenon as a whole is unique in the world today. The book also shows that fundamentalism—in the sense of a determination to return to the original sources of the religion—is politically more adaptive for Muslims than it is for Hindus or Christians. A sweeping comparative analysis by one of the world's leading scholars of premodern Islam, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics sheds important light on the relationship between the foundational texts of these three great religious traditions and the politics of their followers today.

Hindu Castes and Sects

Hindu Castes and Sects
Author: Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 623
Release: 1896
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015003841999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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