Hinduism

Written By Kim Knott
Hinduism
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 01 February 2016
  • ISBN : 0198745540
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 5 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Hinduism by author: Kim Knott which was release on 01 February 2016 and published by Oxford University Press with total page 160 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-first century. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of Brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of divine truths, and the cultural and moral importance of epics such as the Ramayana. In this second edition Knott considers the impact of changes in technology and the flourishing of social media on Hinduism, and looks at the presence of Hinduism in popular culture, considering pieces such as Sita Sings the Blues. She also analyses recent developments in India, and the impact issues such as Hindu nationalism and the politicization of Hinduism have on Hindus worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Hinduism

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  • Author : Kim Knott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0198745540
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Summary : Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-first century. She discusses key preoccupations ...

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