Essential Hinduism

Essential Hinduism

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As a world religion, Hinduism remains one of the most elusive for many. Its teachings, beliefs, practices, and history are reviewed here by an expert hoping 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.
Provides an overview of Hinduism for "beginners" -- covering the history, beliefs, practices, and lifestyles of this rich tradition.

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Rosen, a frequent writer about Hinduism, sets out the fundamentals of the religion, focusing on the tradition of Vaishnavism, with which about two-thirds of Hindus worldwide identify themselves. He considers such aspects as the one and the many, dharma, the Vedas, underlying metaphysics, festivals and holidays, and sonic theology. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006
ISBN: 9780275990060
Branch Call Number: 294.5 ROS
Characteristics: xxi, 266 p. ; 25 cm


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