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Hinduism

Hinduism
a very short introduction

  • ISBN: 9780198745549
  • Editorial: Oxford University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
  • Colección: Very Short Introductions
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 17 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 138
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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Resumen

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.

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