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Author Knott, Kim,
Title Hinduism : a very short introduction / Kim Knott.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

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Author Knott, Kim,
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Subject Hinduism.
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Author Knott, Kim,
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Subject Hinduism.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 139 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-134) and index.
Contents The scholar and the devotee -- Revelation and the transmission of knowledge -- Understanding the self -- Divine heroes: the epic tradition -- The divine presence -- Hinduism, colonialism, and modernity -- Challenges to Hinduism: women and dalits -- Crossing the black waters: Hinduism beyond India -- Hindu dharma, Hinduism, and Hinduisms -- Appendix: The six philosophical systems (Darshana) -- Timeline -- Glossary.
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Summary "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."--EBSCO.
ISBN 9780191540134 (electronic bk.)
0191540137 (electronic bk.)
0585168032 (electronic bk.)
9780585168036 (electronic bk.)
9780192853417
0192853414
0192853414 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 44963520
Additional Format Print version: Knott, Kim. Hinduism. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998 0192853414 (DLC) 98010944 (OCoLC)38270792


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