An Introduction to Hinduism
Cambridge University Press, 13 июл. 1996 г. - Всего страниц: 341
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 their ancient origins, through the major deities of Visnu, Siva and the Goddess, to the modern world. Hinduism is discussed as both a global religion and a form of nationalism. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, which is more fundamental to the life of the religion than are specific beliefs or doctrines; and to Dravidian influences from south India. An Introduction to Hinduism examines the ideas of dharma, particularly in relation to the ideology of kingship, caste and world renunciation. Dr Flood also introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship about the nature of Hinduism. It is suitable both for the student and for the general reader.
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Points of departure
Yoga and renunciation
Narrative traditions and early Vaisnavism
The love of Visnu
Saiva and tantric religion
The Goddess and Sakta traditions
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Advaita Aryan ascetic asceticism become Bhagavad bhakti body Brahman Buddhism caste centre century commentaries concerned consciousness cosmos cult culture deities Delhi demon developed devotion dharma Dharma Sastras distinct divine doctrine Dravidian festival Gandhi Goddess groups guru high-caste Hindu traditions Hinduism householder human hymns icon idea ideology important India Indus valley Indus valley civilization Jainism Kali karma Kashmir Kerala king Krsna language later liberation literature Lord Mahabharata manifestation Manu MLBD myth offerings orthodox pan-Hindu Pancaratra Parpola particularly perform philosophy pilgrimage pollution pujd Puranas purity Rama Ramanuja realm refers regarded religion religious renouncer traditions renunciation revelation Rg Veda rites sacred sacrifice Saiva Siddhanta Saivism Samhita Samkhya Sanskrit Sarikara scriptures Siva Smarta social society soma spiritual srauta Sri Vaisnavas Sri Vidya Sutras symbolic Tamil Tamilnadu Tantras tantric temple term texts teyyam theology tion transcendent University Press Upanisads Vaisnava Vaisnava tradition Vedanta vedic ritual Visnu worship yoga
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