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.

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

Introduction to Hindu Dharma Book Review:

"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.

Hinduism

Hinduism
Author: Sadhu Vivekjivandas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
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 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.

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism
Author: Kandiah Sivaloganathan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN 10: 9789386407436
ISBN 13: 9386407434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism Book Review:

Kandiah Sivaloganathan's A Brief Introduction to Hinduism, is a handy tool for all those who yearn to understand the philosophy behind one of the world's oldest religions - Hinduism. Also known as Sanatana Dharma (or the eternal law), Hinduism took birth in the Indian subcontinent thousands of years ago and is still followed by more than a billion followers worldwide. However, in today's busy world, it's nearly impossible to gain an in-depth understanding of one's faith and pass it on to the next generation. That's exactly the issue Sivaloganathan tries to address in his book, with regards to Hinduism. It's a go-to book for all your queries regarding the Hindu faith. The author tries to bring together the various aspects of Hinduism - from its myriad deities, saints, sages, rituals, prayers, scriptures, to modern science and its association with the principles of this ancient religion. This Book attempts to provide answers to: What is Hinduism? Why do Hindus pray to different deities What is the power of prayer and mantras? What does Hindus mean by karma, creation and reincarnation? How is Hinduism connected to nature and science? In today's world, when everyone is too busy to read and understand their religion, this book provides a basis, a simple reference, to understand Hinduism. It is written in simple, readable language.

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 "

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.

Hinduism and Law

Hinduism and Law
Author: Timothy Lubin,Donald R. Davis Jr,Jayanth K. Krishnan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
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 in America

Hinduism in America
Author: Michael J. Altman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9781003283874
ISBN 13: 100328387X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism in America Book Review:

"Hinduism in America: An Introduction is a concise introduction to the long history of religion in the encounter between America and India. It is not a book that will tell you what Hinduism is, rather it is an introduction to the variety of ways Hinduism has been represented, constructed, and practiced in the United States. Americans have been interested in the religions of India since the colonial period and, by the late nineteenth century, the first Hindu teachers arrived in the United States. Throughout the twentieth century, interest in Hinduism and yoga grew, even as anti-Asian and anti-immigrant politics and policies in America intensified. When the Cold War led to changes in U.S. immigration policy in 1965, new immigrant communities arrived in the United States and built new Hindu institutions. Hinduism in America is an accessible introduction to these developments of Hinduism in the United States. Each chapter in Hinduism in America uses a key theoretical term in the study of religion to frame explore a variety of historical topics including: American missionary encounters with India representations of Hindu religions in American literature world religions and Hinduism vedanta yoga Hinduism in the American counterculture of the 1960s immigrant Hindu communities in the United States. Hinduism in America provides an overview of the multifaceted history of Hinduism in America. Ideal for students and scholars approaching the topic for the first time, the book includes sections in each chapter that provide useful theoretical terms for understanding that multifaceted history"--

Hinduism Today

Hinduism Today
Author: Stephen Jacobs
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-04-22
ISBN 10: 144113820X
ISBN 13: 9781441138200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Today Book Review:

Understanding Hinduism today requires an understanding of how it is practised in the contemporary world. Stephen Jacob's new introduction tackles these central issues, beginning with case studies of the grassroots practice of Hinduism in India and in diaspora communities. He covers issues of singular importance in the modern study of Hinduism, including the importance and role of mass media to this essentially orally transmitted religion. Other major areas covered include the concept of Hindu dharma, particularly in relation to caste, gender and Hindu nationalism, key and often controversial concepts in Hinduism.

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.

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.

The Essence of the Hindu Religion

The Essence of the Hindu Religion
Author: Sudhir Anand
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9788174764010
ISBN 13: 8174764011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essence of the Hindu Religion Book Review:

The Focus Of This Book Is On The Essential Beliefs Of The Hindu Religion; It Introduces The Reader To The Vedas Including Sanskrit To English Translation Of Mantras. The Book Also Focuses On Spiritual Aspects Of The Raj Yoga, Definitions Of Certain Words Like Mantra, Karma, Etc.

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.

Hinduism For Dummies

Hinduism For Dummies
Author: Amrutur V. Srinivasan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN 10: 1118110773
ISBN 13: 9781118110775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism For Dummies Book Review:

Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a widevariety of religious traditions and philosophies that havedeveloped over thousands of years. Today, the United States is hometo approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for areference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices,and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism ForDummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popularworld belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachingsassociated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, andUpanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduismaround the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies isyour hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.

The Secret of the Three Cities

The Secret of the Three Cities
Author: Douglas Renfrew Brooks,Bhāskararāya
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1990-09-21
ISBN 10: 9780226075693
ISBN 13: 0226075699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret of the Three Cities Book Review:

The esoteric Hindu traditions of Tantrism have profoundly influenced the development of Indian thought and civilization. Emerging from elements of yoga and wisdom traditions, shamanism, alchemy, eroticism, and folklore, Tantrism began to affect brahmanical Hinduism in the ninth century. Nevertheless, Tantrism and its key historical figures have been ignored by scholars. This accessible work introduces the concepts and practices of Hindu Sakta Tantrism to all those interested in Hinduism and the comparative study of religion.

Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines

Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines
Author: Rene Guenon,René Guénon
Publsiher: Sophia Perennis
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780900588747
ISBN 13: 0900588748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines Book Review:

René Guénon's Introduction to the Study of Hindu Doctrines can serve as an introduction to all his later works-especially those which, like Man and His Becoming according to the Vedanta, The Symbolism of the Cross, The Multiple States of the Being, and Studies in Hinduism, expound the more profound aspects of metaphysical doctrines in greater detail. In Part I Guenon clears away certain ingrained prejudices inherited from the 'Renaissance', with its adulation of the Greco-Roman culture and its compensating depreciation-both deliberate and instinctive-of other civilizations. In Part II he establishes the fundamental distinctions between various modes of thought and brings out the real nature of metaphysical or universal knowledge-an understanding of which is the first condition for the personal realization of that 'Knowledge' which partakes of the Absolute. Words like 'religion', 'philosophy', 'symbolism', 'mysticism', and 'superstition', are here given a precise meaning. Part III presents a more detailed examination of the Hindu doctrine and its applications at different levels, leading up to the Vedanta, which constitutes its metaphysical essence. Lastly, Part IV resumes the task of clearing away current misconceptions, but is this time concerned not with the West itself, but with distortions of the Hindu doctrines that have arisen as a result of attempts to read into them, or to graft onto them, modern Western conceptions. The concluding chapter lays down the essential conditions for any genuine understanding between East and West, which can only come through the work of those who have attained, at least in some degree, to the realization of 'wisdom uncreate'-that intellective, suprarational knowledge called in the East jñana, and in the West gnosis.

Contemporary Hinduism

Contemporary Hinduism
Author: P. Pratap Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 1317546369
ISBN 13: 9781317546368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Hinduism Book Review:

Most overviews of Hindu belief and practice follow a history from the ancient Vedas to today. Such approaches privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a sense of Hinduism as a homogenous system and culture, and one which is largely unchanging and based solely on sacred texts. In reality, modern Hindu faith and culture present an extraordinary range of dynamic beliefs and practices. 'Contemporary Hinduism' aims to capture the full breadth of the Hindu worldview as practised today, both in the sub-continent and the diaspora. Global and regional faith, ritualised and everyday practice, Brahmanical and non-Brahmanical belief, and ascetic and devotional traditions are all discussed. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with detailed case material and images, whilst key terms are highlighted and explained in a glossary. 'Contemporary Hinduism' presents students with a lively and engaging survey of Hinduism, offering an introduction to the oldest and one of the most complex of world religions.

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.

The Power of the Dharma

The Power of the Dharma
Author: Stephen Knapp
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2006-06-05
ISBN 10: 0595837484
ISBN 13: 9780595837489
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!