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Introduction to Hinduism (Gavin Flood) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521438780
Introduction to Hinduism (Gavin Flood) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 9780521438780
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Title: An Introduction to Hinduism

Author: Flood, Gavin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521438780

Volumes: 1; Pages: 359

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This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, more fundamental than belief or doctrine; and to Dravidian influences. It introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship.Contents1. Points of departure2. Ancient origins3. Dharma4. Yoga and renunciation5. Narrative traditions and early Vaisnavism6. The love of Visnu7. Saiva and tantric religion8. The Goddess and Skta traditions9. Hindu ritual10. Hindu theology and philosophy11. Hinduism and the modern world
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