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Most of the key concepts of Hinduism either originated, or were fully articulated, during the classical period from the fourth century BC to the tenth century. Classical Hindu Thought introduces contemporary readers to the texts and ideas that crystallized during this period and sets out to explain their contemporary relevance.

The book is divided into sections dealing with key concepts such as karma, dharma, maya, moksa, and varna; the main gods and goddesses of the Hindu patheon, Devi, Siva, Brahma, Vishnu; and texts such as the Purusasukta and the Vedas. It also discusses the notion of salvation through knowledge, devotion, and action - Jnana-yoga, Bhakti-yoga, and Karma-yoga, and accords special and detailed consideration to one of the most misunderstood aspects of Hinduism - the concept of varna or the caste-system.

Written effortlessly, this book offers an excellent grounding in the rich and diverse traditions of Hindu thought. It is a useful resource for both the general reader and the specialist.

About the Author:

Arvind Sharma is Bricks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Praise for Arvind Sharma:

'[His] narrative never gets stuck in the intricacy of words or the complexity of thought…'

-The Telegraph

'The present work…is of general interest and promise not only on account of its theme and approach but also because of the exceptional competence of its author.'

-Seminar

'…Dr. Sharma has done an admirable job in unraveling the mystery and complexity of the various strands of thought from these numerous texts that span such a dynamic part of India's history.'

-Biblio

 






 

 

Contents

Glossary of Sanskrit Words
Introduction

  1. A Conceptual Introduction
  2. A Historical Survey
  3. Brahman: Nirguna and Saguna
  4. Isvara
  5. Devi
  6. The Hindu Trinity (Trimurti)
  7. Brahma
  8. Visnu
  9. Siva
  10. Jiva
  11. Samsara
  12. Karma
  13. Dharma
  14. Maya
  15. Moksa
  16. Jnana-yoga
  17. Bhakti-yoga
  18. Karma-yoiga
  19. Varna
  20. Asrama
  21. Purusarthas
  22. Vedas
    Bibliography
    Index

 

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Classical Hindu Thought (An Introduction)

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IDD647
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Edition:
2003
ISBN:
019565871X
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246
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About the Book:

Most of the key concepts of Hinduism either originated, or were fully articulated, during the classical period from the fourth century BC to the tenth century. Classical Hindu Thought introduces contemporary readers to the texts and ideas that crystallized during this period and sets out to explain their contemporary relevance.

The book is divided into sections dealing with key concepts such as karma, dharma, maya, moksa, and varna; the main gods and goddesses of the Hindu patheon, Devi, Siva, Brahma, Vishnu; and texts such as the Purusasukta and the Vedas. It also discusses the notion of salvation through knowledge, devotion, and action - Jnana-yoga, Bhakti-yoga, and Karma-yoga, and accords special and detailed consideration to one of the most misunderstood aspects of Hinduism - the concept of varna or the caste-system.

Written effortlessly, this book offers an excellent grounding in the rich and diverse traditions of Hindu thought. It is a useful resource for both the general reader and the specialist.

About the Author:

Arvind Sharma is Bricks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Praise for Arvind Sharma:

'[His] narrative never gets stuck in the intricacy of words or the complexity of thought…'

-The Telegraph

'The present work…is of general interest and promise not only on account of its theme and approach but also because of the exceptional competence of its author.'

-Seminar

'…Dr. Sharma has done an admirable job in unraveling the mystery and complexity of the various strands of thought from these numerous texts that span such a dynamic part of India's history.'

-Biblio

 






 

 

Contents

Glossary of Sanskrit Words
Introduction

  1. A Conceptual Introduction
  2. A Historical Survey
  3. Brahman: Nirguna and Saguna
  4. Isvara
  5. Devi
  6. The Hindu Trinity (Trimurti)
  7. Brahma
  8. Visnu
  9. Siva
  10. Jiva
  11. Samsara
  12. Karma
  13. Dharma
  14. Maya
  15. Moksa
  16. Jnana-yoga
  17. Bhakti-yoga
  18. Karma-yoiga
  19. Varna
  20. Asrama
  21. Purusarthas
  22. Vedas
    Bibliography
    Index

 

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