Category: Children & Teen Non-Fiction / Humanities & Social Studies
Publisher: TickTock Books
Publication date: 18 January 2007
Number of pages: 32
Dispels many of the myths and mysteries surrounding Hinduism. This book provides readers with an understanding of the interconnection between religion and politics in India. Its coverage includes: roots of Hinduism; Hindu customs and beliefs; Hindu gods and devotionalism; Hindu rites of passage; the Hindu nationalist movement in India; and more.
What the papers say:
"Thoroughly researched, well-organized, well-written treatment. It ranks high among the numerous treatments of its subject. Recommended." - Choice. "The presentation is solid and will serve the needs of advanced undergraduate and beginning level graduate students, as well as non-specialists in Indian philosophy." - Religious Studies Review. "Beginning with the foundational visions of the Vedas, Dr Fowler examines each tradition's vision of reality in a systematic way that focuses on how it understands the self, the highest reality, causality, knowledge, and liberation. Because the six major Hindu philosophical traditions - Mimamsa, Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, and Vedanta - complement each other in important ways as well as compete with each other in some ways, this systematic comparison of the fundamental topics of each tradition enables us to see the beautiful tapestry of the Hindu way of life that these traditions have created. This book offers the reader who wishes to understand the philosophical basis of Hinduism a clear and comprehensive introduction. It also provides a solid foundation for the reader who wishes to go on to advanced and detailed studies of any of the Hindu philosophical traditions." - From the Foreword by John M. Koller, author of The Indian Way and Asian Philosophies.
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