Hinduism—The eBook
The First Comprehensive E-Text Introduction

The contents of Hinduism—The eBook have been carefully selected to balance breadth and depth of coverage. In almost 600 pages, the key teachings of Hinduism are explained clearly and the historical development and spread of the religion is traced from its beginnings down to the present day. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key points, an extensive bibliography, and links to online and audio-visual resources

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Summary of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter 1: Vedic Religion and the Sanskrit Language
  3. Chapter 2: Karma, Time, and Cosmology
  4. Chapter 3: Hindu Social Organization and Values
  5. Chapter 4: Dharma and the Individual
  6. Chapter 5: Indian Philosophical Schools
  7. Chapter 6: The Epics, Bhagavad Gītā and the Rise of Bhakti
  8. Chapter 7: Major Hindu Sects, Deities and Purāṇic Myths
  9. Chapter 8: The Hindu Temple and Worship Rituals
  10. Chapter 9: Tantra
  11. Chapter 10: Colonization and Reform
  12. Chapter 11: Transnational Hinduism in Asia
  13. Chapter 12: Revitalization and Modernity
  14. Chapter 13: Hinduism and the West
  15. Appendix I: A Timeline of Hinduism
  16. Appendix II: Pronunciation Guide and Glossary

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