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15 June 2000

160 Pages | 17 halftones, 2 maps

ISBN: 9780192853875


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Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Kim Knott

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides clear insight into the beliefs and authority of Hindus and Hinduism and considers the ways in which it has been affected by colonialism and modernity
  • Offers succinct explanations of Hinduism's central preoccupations and the function of regular performances of the Mahabharata and Ramayana
  • Considers the challenges posed to Hinduism at the end of the twentieth century as it spreads far beyond India, and as concerns are raised about issues such as dowry, death, caste prejudice, and the place of women in Hindu society
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