Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

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byKim Knott

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Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-firstcentury. She discusses key preoccupations of Hinduism such as the centrality of the Veda as religious texts, the role of Brahmins, gurus, and storytellers in the transmission of divine truths, and the cultural and moral importance of epics such as the Ramayana. In this second edition Knott considers the impact of changes in technology and the flourishing of social media on Hinduism, and looks at the presence of Hinduism in popular culture, considering pieces such as Sita Sings the Blues. She also analyses recent developments in India, and the impact issuessuch as Hindu nationalism and the politicization of Hinduism have on Hindus worldwide.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-firstcentury. She discusses key preoccupations of Hi...

Kim Knott is Professor of Religious and Secular Studies. Previously at the University of Leeds but now at Lancaster University, she teaches the study of religions, including Hinduism, and researches religious/secular controversies and religion in public life, focusing on the media, conflict and security. She has authored and edited a ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:February 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. The Scholar and the Practitioner2. Revelation and the Transmission of Knowledge3. Understanding the Self4. Divine Heroes: The Epic Tradition5. The Divine Presence6. Hinduism, Colonialism, and Modernity7. Challenges to Hinduism: Women and Dalits8. Crossing the Black Waters: Hinduism Beyond India9. Hindu Dharma, Hinduism, and HinduismsFurther ReadingIndex