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Hinduism Kshiti Mohan Sen

Hinduism

Kshiti Mohan Sen

Published January 30th 1962
ISBN : 9780140136500
Paperback
160 pages
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A guide to the nature & function of Hinduism. Hinduism is unique among the great religions in that it had no founder but grew gradually over a period of 5000 years, absorbing & assimilating all the religions & cultural movements in India.MoreA guide to the nature & function of Hinduism. Hinduism is unique among the great religions in that it had no founder but grew gradually over a period of 5000 years, absorbing & assimilating all the religions & cultural movements in India. Consequently it has no Bible or Koran or Dhammapadam to which controversies can be referred for resolution. Many works such as the Vedas, the Upanishads & the Bhagavad-Gita are authoritative but none is exclusively so. As in Christianity there are several Hindu schools of thought. Hinduism clearly outlines their common beliefs & particular differences.I The nature & principles of Hinduism1 Introduction2 The nature & growth of Hinduism3 Social ideals & values4 The caste system5 Customs & festivals6 Unity & freedomII Historical evolution of Hinduism7 The Indus Valley civilization8 The Vedic age9 Vedic culture & education10 Upanishad & the Gītā11 Cultural synthesis & its influence on Indian life12 Jainism & Buddhism13 Some other non-Vedic systems14 Rāmāyana, Mahābhārata & the Purānas15 The six systems of philosophy16 Hinduism outside India17 Bhakti or the devotional school18 Medieval mysticism of North India19 The Bāuls20 Present trendsIII Extracts from Hindu scripturesRigvedaAtharvavedaUpanishadsBhagavad-Gītā