Principles Of Hinduism Explained To Non Hindus

Author: Mohan Sivasankaran
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1728364736
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The book is an effort to clear a lot of misconception about Hindu theology and philosophy , such as its origins , it’s concept of a supreme being , the meaning of the multitudes of images of God and the ways and manners of worshiping the various forms of God. The book identifies the various scriptures that Hindus follow in the conducting of the religion . It explains the philosophical thoughts, its applications and the purpose or goal. Hinduism not just a religion or philosophy but a way of life for the whole population who follows it.

Hindu Philosophy Popularly Explained

Author: Ram Chandra Bose
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Hindu Vishva

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Principles And Precedents Of Hindu Law Being A Compilation Of Primary Rules Relative To The Doctrine Of Inheritance Contracts And Miscellaneous Subjects And A Selection Of Legal Opinions

Author: Sir William Hay Macnaghten
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Swami Vivekananda And Non Hindu Traditions

Author: Stephen E. Gregg
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317047443
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The Hindu thinker Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was and remains an important figure both within India, and in the West, where he was notable for preaching Vedanta. Scholarship surrounding Vivekananda is dominated by hagiography and his (mis)appropriation by the political Hindu Right. This work demonstrates that Vivekananda was no simplistic pluralist, as portrayed in hagiographical texts, nor narrow exclusivist, as portrayed by some modern Hindu nationalists, but a thoughtful, complex inclusivist. The book shows that Vivekananda formulated a hierarchical and inclusivistic framework of Hinduism, based upon his interpretations of a four-fold system of Yoga. It goes on to argue that Vivekananda understood his formulation of Vedanta to be universal, and applied it freely to non-Hindu traditions, and in so doing, demonstrates that Vivekananda was consistently critical of ‘low level’ spirituality, not only in non-Hindu traditions, but also within Hinduism. Demonstrating that Vivekananda is best understood within the context of ‘Advaitic primacy’, rather than ‘Hindu chauvinism’, this book will be of interest to scholars of Hinduism and South Asian religion and of South Asian diaspora communities and religious studies more generally.

Hermeneutics And Hindu Thought Toward A Fusion Of Horizons

Author: Rita Sherma
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402081928
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The advent of Hindu Studies coincides with the emergence of modern hermeneutics. Despite this co-emergence and rich possibilities inherent in dialectical encounters between theories of modern and post-modern hermeneutics, and those of Hindu hermeneutical traditions, such an enterprise has not been widely endeavored. The aim of this volume is to initiate such an interface. Essays in this volume reflect one or more of the following categories: (1) Examination of challenges and possibilities inherent in applying Western hermeneutics to Hindu traditions. (2) Critiques of certain heuristics used, historically, to “understand” Hindu traditions. (3) Elicitation of new hermeneutical paradigms from Hindu thought, to develop cross-cultural or dialogical hermeneutics. Applications of interpretive methodologies conditioned by Western culture to classify Indian thought have had important impacts. Essays by Sharma, Bilimoria, Sugirtharajah, and Tilak examine these impacts, offering alternate interpretive models for understanding Hindu concepts in particular and the Indian religious context in general. Several essays offer original insights regarding potential applications of traditional Hindu philosophical principles to cross-cultural hermeneutics (Long, Bilimoria, Klostermaier, Adarkar, and Taneja). Others engage Hindu texts philosophically to elicit deeper interpretations (Phillips, and Rukmani). In presenting essays that are both critical and constructive, we seek to uncover intellectual space for creative dialectical engagement that, we hope, will catalyze a reciprocal hermeneutics.

Hindu Muslim Relations

Author: Jörg Friedrichs
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0429862075
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This book reconstructs Hindu–Muslim relations from a European standpoint. Drawing from the Indian context, the author explores options for Western Europe – a region grappling with the refugee crisis and populist reactions to the growth of Muslim minorities. The author shows how India can serve not only as a model but also as a warning for Europe. For example, European liberals may learn not only from the achievements of Indian secularism but also from its crisis. Based on extensive interviews with Indians from diverse backgrounds, from politicians to social activists and from the middle class to slum dwellers, the volume investigates a wide range of perspectives: Hindu and Muslim, religious and secular, moderate and militant. Relevant, engaging and accessible, this book speaks to a broad audience of concerned citizens and policy makers. Scholars of political science, sociology, modern history, cultural studies and South Asian studies will be particularly interested.

Identity And Religion

Author: Amalendu Misra
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 0761932267
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`A sensitive and intelligent account of the Indian nationalist thought and the difficulties it faced in doing justice to India`s Islamic inheritance' - Lord Parekh Fellow of the British Academy `A thoughtful, well-researched and original analysis of the nationalist conceptualisation of the Muslim presence in India' - Professor Noel O`Sullivan , University of Hull Amalendu Misra shows that while some eminent nationalist leaders were implacably hostile to Muslims, even wholly secular ones were uneasy with India’s Muslim past and had a generally unfavourable disposition towards both Muslims and Islam. The book explicates this by focusing on the writings of Vivekananda, Gandhi, Nehru and Savarkar supported by a wealth of examples from a wide range of contexts. It argues that the views of these four prominent individuals were heavily shaped by British historiography as well as their respective visions of independent India. The author goes on to suggest how modern India needs to redefine itself to flourish as a genuinely secular democracy.

The Principles Of Hindu Law

Author: Mridul Kanti Rakshit
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Ma N Dalas And Yantras In The Hindu Traditions

Author: Gudrun Bühnemann
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004129023
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The chapters in this book explore important aspects of ma alas and yantras in the Sm?rta, P?ncar?tra, ?aiva and kta traditions through investigations by renowned specialists in the field. An essay on the v?stupuru?ama ala and its relationship to architecture is also included. With colour illustrations.

Mission Life Ed By J J Halcombe

Author: John Joseph Halcombe
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Principles And Practice Of Hindu Religion

Author: Balasubramanian Narayan Aiyer
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On Hindu doctrines, prayers and rituals.

Hindu Concept Of Social Justice

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Principles Of Hindu Law

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Studies In The Linguistic Sciences

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Hindu Iconoclasts

Author: Noel Salmond
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889204195
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Annotation Rammohun Roy (1772-1833) and Dayananda Sarasvati (1824-1883) are two of the best-known nineteenth-century Hindu reformers. Despite radically different backgrounds, both wrote scathing attacks on the practice of image worship, which they scorned as "idolatry"--The fount, in their estimation, of all that was going wrong in India. They were Hindu iconoclasts. This presents an apparent anomaly--the denunciation of images is not typically associated with Hinduism or the Indian religion, yet both Rammohun and Dayananda made it a linchpin of their reformist programs. How, then, is this anomaly to be explained? Did they borrow this image-rejection from Islamic or Protestant Christian attitudes, or does it have roots in the indigenous Indic tradition? Or could it originate in the life experience of the two men? Noel Salmond investigates these questions through the examination of the lives and writings of the two reformers. He suggests that to explain it as diffusion from other religions is inadequate, while declaring that explanation via independent invention, i.e., life experiences, might need some refinement. This study situates modern Hindu iconoclasm both in the history of specifically Indian religions, and as a phenomenon in the history of specifically Indian religions, and as a phenomenon in the history of religions in general, as image-rejection across cultures. The book concludes with a discussion of image-rejection and modernization and the impact of Rammohun and Dayananda's iconoclasm on India.

The General Principles Of Hindu Jurisprudence

Author: Priyanath Sen
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General Principle Of Hindu Jurisprudence

Author: Priyanath Sen
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Hare Krishna Transformed

Author: E. Burke Rochford
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814776884
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Most widely known for its adherents chanting “Hare Krishna” and distributing religious literature on the streets of American cities, the Hare Krishna movement was founded in New York City in 1965 by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Formally known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or ISKCON, it is based on the Hindu Vedic scriptures and is a Western outgrowth of a popular yoga tradition which began in the 16th century. In its first generation ISKCON actively deterred marriage and the nuclear family, denigrated women, and viewed the raising of children as a distraction from devotees' spiritual responsibilities. Yet since the death of its founder in 1977, there has been a growing women’s rights movement and also a highly publicized child abuse scandal. Most strikingly, this movement has transformed into one that now embraces the nuclear family and is more accepting of both women and children, steps taken out of necessity to sustain itself as a religious movement into the next generation. At the same time, it is now struggling to contend with the consequences of its recent outreach into the India-born American Hindu community. Based on three decades of in-depth research and participant observation, Hare Krishna Transformed explores dramatic changes in this new religious movement over the course of two generations from its founding.