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Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Gavin Flood) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405132510
Blackwell Companion to Hinduism (Gavin Flood) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005) 9781405132510
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Title: The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism

Author: Flood, Gavin

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2005

Paperback; ISBN: 9781405132510

Volumes: 1; Pages: 616

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An ideal resource for courses on Hinduism or world religions, this accessible volume spans the entire field of Hindu studies. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience.* Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism* Features four coherent sections covering theoretical issues, textual traditions, science and philosophy, and Hindu society and politics* Reflects the trend away from essentialist understandings of Hinduism towards tradition and regional-specific studies* Includes material on Hindu folk religions and stresses the importance of region in analyzing Hinduism* Ideal for use on university courses.ContentsContributorsPreface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Establishing the Boundaries: Gavin FloodPart I Theoretical Issues1. Colonialism and the Construction of Hinduism - Gauri Visvanathan2. Orientalism and Hinduism - David SmithPart II Text and TraditionThe Sanskrit Textual Traditions3. Vedas and Upanisads - Michael Witzel4. The Dharma Sutras - Ludo Rocher5. The Sanskrit Epics - John Brockington6. The Purnas - Freda MatchettTextual Traditions in Regional Languages7. Tamil Hindu Literature - Norman Cutler8. The Literature of Hinduism in Malayalam - Rich Freeman9. North Indian Hindi Devotional Literature - Nancy M. MartinMajor Historical Developments10. The Uaiva Traditions - Gavin Flood11. History of Vaisnava Traditions - Grard Colas12. The Renouncer Tradition - Patrick Olivelle13. The Householder Tradition in Hindu Society - T. N. MadanRegional Traditions14. The Teyyam Tradition of Kerala - Rich Freeman15. The Month of Krtik And Women's Ritual Devotions to Krsna in Benares - Tracy PinchmanPart III: Systematic Thought:The Indian SciencesIntroduction - Frits Staal16. The Science of Language - Frits Staal17. Indian Mathematics - Takao Hayashi18. Calendar, Astrology and Astronomy - Michio Yano19. The Science of Medicine - Dominik WujastykPhilosophy and Theology20. Hinduism and the Proper Work of Reason - Jonardon Ganeri21. Restoring "Hindu Theology" as a Category in Indian Intellectual Discourse - Francis Clooney22. Mantra - Andr PadouxPart IV: Society, Politics, and Nation23. On the Relationship between Caste and Hinduism - Declan Quigley24. Modernity, Reform and Revival - Dermot Killingley25. Contemporary Political Hinduism - C. Ram Prasad26. The Goddess and the Nation: Subterfuges of Antiquity, the Cunning of Modernity - Sumathi Ramaswamy27. Gender in a Devotional Universe - Vasudha NarayananIndex
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