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Essential Hinduism

Essential Hinduism

Rosen, Steven

An overview, focusing on Vaishnavism - the most common form of Hinduism. This work is suitable for those who wish to learn more about this ancient tradition. Beginning with chapters about the foundations of Hinduism, It lays out what is otherwise a complicated history. As a religion, Hinduism remains one of the most elusive for many around the world. Its teachings, beliefs, practices, and history are reviewed here by an expert aiming to introduce readers to the world of Hinduism. While there are many forms of Hinduism, and offshoots as well, the complex nature of this faith makes it elusive to many. This straightforward overview, focusing on Vaishnavism - the most common form of Hinduism - is ideal for those who wish to learn more about this ancient tradition. Beginning with chapters about the foundations of Hinduism, the author clearly lays out what is otherwise a complicated history. Providing Hindu terms alongside English translations, he is able to bring the faith alive for readers unacquainted with its varieties and its tenets. Moving on to chapters about practices, including festivals, teachings, chanting, eating habits and more, this book brings Hinduism to life in vivid detail

Book. English.
Annotated ed.
Published Westport : Praeger Publishers Inc.,U.S. : [distributor] Marston Book Services Ltd : [distributor] Central Book Services : [distributor] Central Book Services : [distributor] Heinemann Publishers (Pty) Ltd : [distributor] Greenwood Publishing Group 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Steven Rosen
Distributor: Westport: Praeger Publishers Inc.,U.S.; [distributor] Marston Book Services Ltd; [distributor] Central Book Services; [distributor] Central Book Services; [distributor] Heinemann Publishers (Pty) Ltd; [distributor] Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006
ISBN: 0275990060, 9780275990060
Note: Hardback.
Biography: STEVEN ROSEN has written extensively on Hinduism. He was author of the volume on Hinduism in Greenwood's six-volume Introduction to the World's Major Religions.
Physical Description: 265 p. ; 24x16x3 cm.
Subject: Religion.; Hinduism.; Hinduism