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Hinduism in India: The Early Period

by Sage India Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
12/2015
ISBN:
9789351505723
Format:
Hbk 248 pages
Price:
AU$83.00 NZ$87.83
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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A major contribution toward the ongoing debates on the nature and history of Hinduism in India

Introduction: Hinduism in India
Acknowledgments
Introduction - Greg Bailey
Hinduism Contextualized - Greg Bailey
Rituals - Axel Michaels
The Mahabharata and Dharma - Adam Bowles
Mythology - Greg Bailey
Religious Pathways: Social and Ritual Activity (karman), Knowledge (jnana), and Devotion (bhakti) Angelika Malinar
Hindu Theology - Eric John Lott
Making Space for the Sacred: Hindu Art and Material Religion - Crispin Branfoot
Index

Bailey has done a good job of putting together a relevant and coherent picture of Hinduism through the articles… The book, as a whole, is a good company for those who want to refer to Hinduism at different times of his need, since the different aspects are well categorized. It is not a boring theological tratise. Some sections are really brilliant literary pieces, which linger in memory….what stands out is the diligence and objectivity of this bunch of scholars, who have taken up so much effort to understand and explain such a deep and ancient socio-religious system of the world in lucid language. A reading of this book will be a tribute to their labour of love.