Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), 2nd Edition by Kim Knott
English | February 25th, 2016 | ASIN: B01AIPFV64, ISBN: 0198745540 | 168 pages | EPUB | 3.53 MB
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-first century. 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.