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Bible of Hinduism

G.R. Madan (Author)
Synopsis This Volume attempts to survey all the important literature connected with Hinduism from the ancient times to the present day. This comprehensive book on Hinduism discusses all the important literature connected with it. The emphasis is on moral and spiritual teachings of the sacred books including Vedas, Brahmans, Arayankas, Upanisads, Dharmasastra, the two epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Bhagwad Gita, Dharmasutras, Agamas, Puranas and the various writings of Gurus and Bhaktas in which the different sects of Hindus have some faith and the two books in pithy form known as Panchtantra and Hitopadesa. The book presents the changes which were brought into Hindu religion during the middle ages to offset the attacks made by two other Indian religious sects Jainism and Buddhism and later on by Islam. It also refers to the various social reforms during the British period in the Indian Society.
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About the author

G.R. Madan

Dr. G. R. Madan, M.A. (Econ.), M.A. (Socio.), Dip. In Com., LL.B., Ph.D. (born 1923), had a good academic career. He worked in a research project “Socio-economic Survey of Lucknow City” sponsored by the Research Programmes Committee of the Planning Commission, under Dr. Radhakamal Mukerjee, Director, J.L. Institute of Sociology and Human Relation, Lucknow University, between 1954 and 1956. From 1956 onwards he taught in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lucknow University till his retirement from the university service in 1984. During 1966-67 he was Post doctoral fellow at the Social Science Research Centre, Mississippi State University (U.S.A.) as well as a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer. He worked there with Dr. Harold F. Kaufman in the field of Rural Sociology. During 1970-71 he went to England under the British Council Commonwealth University Interchange Scheme and worked with Professor S.L. Anderski, at the University of Reading. His work Western Sociologists on Indian Society has been published by the International Library of Sociology, London. In 1973, he was invited to deliver some special lectures on “Social Disorganization and Social Reconstruction in India” at the Karnataka University, Dharwar, and 1976 on “Community Development in India (Some Recent Trends)” at the Bangalore University. He has published several book and articles on India’s social and economic problems. He is associated with a number of social welfare voluntary organizations. Currently he is Visiting Professor of Sociology, Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Janakpuri, New Delhi.

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Title Bible of Hinduism
Author G.R. Madan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.06.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170236487
length 532p.