Torkel Brekke

in Makers of Modern Indian Religion in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252367
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602047 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Oriental Monographs


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This introductory chapter begins with an overview of historical links between Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. According to Western indology, Buddhism and Jainism sprang from the great tree of Hinduism. Religious identity in India, the need for a new type of religious identity, and religious authority in India are discussed.

Keywords: Hinduism; Buddhism; Jainism; India; religion

Chapter.  3239 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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