In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of Hinduism and its key beliefs. In this second edition she considers new issues facing Hindus such as the politicization of Hinduism in India, the increasing impact of Hindu nationalism, and the rise and fall of sectarian Hindu movements.
With almost 2,800 entries on all aspects of Hinduism, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary of its kind. It covers all the major Hindu practices, texts, beliefs, religious sites, and teachers over a period spanning 3,500 years. An invaluable first port of call for anyone seeking information about Indian religions and culture.
This new selection of Gandhi's writings taken from his books, articles, letters and interviews sets out his views on religion, politics, society, non-violence and civil disobedience. Judith M. Brown's excellent introduction and notes examines his philosophy and the political context in which he wrote.