Chapter

· Introduction

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780520249134
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940079 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0001
· Introduction

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Beginning in Bangalore, this chapter describes the progress in India and the role of religion in it. It describes Hinduism and the five strands that constitute Hindu dharma in its many facets: doctrine, practice, society, story and performance, and bhakti. The book aims to unravel the fabric a bit, focusing on just one strand: practice.

Keywords: India; Bangalore; religion; Hinduism; dharma; bhakti; practice

Chapter.  12616 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Hinduism

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