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Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Kim Knott

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

Kim Knott

Series: Very Short Introductions

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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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Very Short Introductions
Release date: February 2016
Authors: Kim Knott
Dimensions: 174 x 113 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 138
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-874554-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Worship > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious life & practice > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Worship > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism
LSN: 0-19-874554-0
Barcode: 9780198745549

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