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Description - An Introduction to Hinduism by Gavin D. Flood

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521438780
ISBN-10: 0521438780
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 367
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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