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Hinduism

Kim Knott.

February 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 160 pages.

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction combines an overview of a major religion with analysis of the challenges facing it in the twentieth century. Key preoccupations of Hinduism today include...

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Hinduism

Kim Knott.

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 168 pages.

Hinduism is practised by nearly 80 per cent of India’s population, and around 70 million people outside India. Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of this major religion,...

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Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls

June McDaniel.

August 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 366 pages.

This book provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. The book identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals,...

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Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Edited by Tracy Pintchman.

April 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 224 pages.

This book explores the relationship between ritual practices and the lives and activities of Hindu women beyond the ritual sphere. It presumes that Hindu women are deeply engaged and...

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Provincial Hinduism

Daniel Gold.

February 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 304 pages.

In examining religion and community in Gwalior, this book explores the religious world of an ordinary Indian city—one that has experienced some impacts of globalization but is still close...

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Hanuman's Tale

Philip Lutgendorf.

January 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 448 pages.

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to one of the most beloved and widely worshiped of Hindu deities: the “monkey-god” Hanuman. It details the historical expansion of Hanuman's...

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The Footsteps of Vishnu

Ariel Glucklich.

November 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 256 pages.

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities...

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The Graceful Guru

Karen Pechilis.

August 2004; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 288 pages.

A distinctive aspect of Hindu devotion is the veneration of a human guru, who is not only an exemplar and a teacher, but is often worshipped as an embodiment of the divine. In the past...

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Love's Subtle Magic

Aditya Behl.

Edited by Wendy Doniger.

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 432 pages.

The encounter between Muslim and Hindu remains one of the defining issues of South Asian society today. This encounter began as early as the eighth century, and the first Muslim kingdom in...

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Shivaji

James W. Laine.

February 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 138 pages.

Shivaji was a noble and virtuous hero from 17th-century western India. His legend is well known and has been retold, in several different versions, as it serves as an important part of...

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