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Hinduism: An Introduction

Shakunthala Jagannathan (Author)

Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world and is unique in its tolerance of other religions. It offers different spiritual paths to persons of different aptitudes, and places emphasis on individual spiritual experience. Yet, in view of its free thinking and lack of compulsion, educated Hindus of today and Hindus living abroad know very little of their religion. There is, therefore, a great need for a simple but comprehensive book on the subject.

Likewise, tourists visiting India are often in search of a concise book which will help them understand the Hindu religion and guide them on their visits to Hindu temples and monuments.

Shakunthala Jagannathan has written this book to explain Hinduism to Indians and to visitors from abroad, so that the urban Indian can understand the roots of his civilisation, and the tourist can comprehend the various aspects of Hinduism and relate them to what he sees around him in India.

Many doubts such as the connection between the Universal Soul, the One God and the myriad gods and goddesses, Hindu rituals, practices and their symbolism, the Caste System, and concepts such as Karma, Dharma and reincarnation are explained in a simplified form.

Copiously illustrated, Hinduism, an Introduction, covers the various aspects of Hinduism, its main scriptures, tenets and beliefs, and its social and cultural ethos.

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Bibliographic information

Title Hinduism: An Introduction
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8184620214
length 84p., 11" x 8.5"