The Study of Hinduism

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Arvind Sharma
Univ of South Carolina Press, 2003 - Religion - 315 pages
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In this text, leading scholars from around the world take stock of two centuries of international intellectual investment in Hinduism. Since the early 19th century, when the scholarly investigation of Hinduism began to take shape as a modern academic discipline, Hindu studies has evolved from its concentration on description and analysis to an emphasis on understanding Hindu traditions in the context of the religion's own values, concepts and history. Offering an assessment of the current state of Hindu studies, the contributors to this volume identify past achievements and chart the course for what remains to be accomplished in the field.
 

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Contents

ONE What Is Hinduism?
1
The Setting
20
THREE Method in the Study of Hinduism
56
FOUR Vedic Hinduism
65
Writing Orality and Divinity
114
A Study in the Development of Hinduism
139
A Sketch
169
An Annotated Survey
200
About the Contributors
301
Index of Names
309
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The Hindu World
Sushil Mittal,Gene Thursby
No preview available - 2004

About the author (2003)

Arvind Sharma is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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