Religion as Knowledge: The Hindu Concept PB
by Janaki Abhisheki
Book Code 8188643033
Year 2003
Paperback/Hardbound PB
ISBN 10 8188643033
ISBN 13 9788188643035
Pages Reprint: xxvi+462p., bibl., ind., 23cm.
Language English
Subject Hinduism
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This work is the second revised edition of the much acclaimed compendium on Hindu thought, philosophy, culture and religion based on the Dharamasastras. It is a great resource for beginners and scholars.

Contents :

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgement:
  1. Introduction
  2. A Brief Historical Background
  3. Sanatana Dharma
  4. Veda
  5. Upanishad
  6. Smriti
  7. Purana
  8. Ramayana
  9. Mahabharata
  10. Bhagavad Gita
  11. Arthasastra
  12. Kamasastra
  13. Karma
  14. Chaturvarna
  15. The Six Philosophical Systems
  16. Saints
  17. Women in Hinduism
  18. Meanings of Symbols in Hinduism
  19. Hindu Contribution to World Knowledge
  20. Some Problems of Indology
  21. Conclusion
  22. Chronological Table of Important Works
  23. Pronunciation of words rendered from English to Devanagari
  24. Bibliography
  25. Index

Selected Comments from the Press

“... A valuable document on Hinduism; it is valuable both for lay readers as well as the learned...”.

...Ram Swarup

“... There are illuminating chapters on the Ramayana, the Mahabharat, the Bhagavad Gita, Meanings of Symbols in Hinduism etc., all throwing new light and providing new insights. On the whole, a volume worth reading, and re-reading...”

...The Times of India

“... Unlike most books on Hinduism this one does not stop only with treating the religious works but has also dealt with works on Artha (politics and economics) and Kama (vital and cultural). This serves to give a balanced view of Hindu thought as the accepted Hindu view deals with the four goals of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha...”

...The Indian Express

“... Readers can benefit from this compendium on Hinduism. Kautilya’s Arthasatra, a compendium of politics, sociology, and economics and philosophy received the attention it deserves expounding how the king was a symbol of power and protection of the people. There are brilliant chapters on Indian Epics - the Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, the concept of Sanatana Dharma etc. all throw a new light providing penetrating insights into Hindu religion...”

...The Hindu

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