Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99
Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction
Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99
ISBN: 9780198745549
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 thetransmission 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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by Kim Knott (Author)
Series:Very Short Introductions
Format:Paperback / softback 176 pages, 14 black and white halftones
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Imprint:Oxford University Press
Edition:2 Revised edition
ISBN:9780198745549
Published:25 Feb 2016
Classifications:Hindu worship, rites & ceremonies, Hindu life & practice
Readership:Tertiary Education (US: College)
Weight:148g
Dimensions:172 x 103 x 10 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom