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Title The Blackwell companion to Hinduism / edited by Gavin Flood.

Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail REF  294.5 BLAC    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description xiii, 599 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Blackwell companions to religion.
Blackwell companions to religion.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Introduction: Establishing the Boundaries / Gavin Flood 1 -- Part I Theoretical Issues 21 -- Part II Text and Tradition 65 -- Sanskrit Textual Traditions 67 -- Textual Traditions in Regional Languages 144 -- Major Historical Developments 199 -- Regional Traditions 306 -- Part III Systematic Thought 343 -- Indian Sciences 345 -- Philosophy and Theology 410 -- Part IV Society, Politics, and Nation 493.
Summary This volume presents the most recent scholarly thinking about Hinduism in an accessible way. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience. While comprehensively covering the textual traditions of Hinduism, the volume also includes material on Hindu folk religions and stresses the importance of region in analyzing Hinduism. In doing so, it reflects the current move away from essentialist understandings of Hinduism and towards traditionally and regionally specific studies. The Companion as a whole spans the entire field of Hindu studies and is divided into four coherent sections: theoretical issues, textual traditions, theologies, and Hindu society and politics.
Other author Flood, Gavin D., 1954-
Subject Hinduism.
ISBN 0631215352 (alk. paper)