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Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction
Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction
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From the Jacket :

Hinduism is widely regarded not just as a religious belief, but as a philosophy of life based upon certain key tenets. Viewed in a casual manner, these concepts seem to be eternal and unchanging. A Hindu today would describe his or her tradition in terms of the concepts of Brahman, Isvara, Maya, Jiva, Samsara, Karma, Dharma, among others, much like his counterpart a thousand years ago would have done. Yet, has nothing changed in Hinduism?

Modern Hindu Thought questions such simplistic assumptions. This volume explains the manner in which these terms have been reconfigured in modern Hinduism, and how they compare with the way they were understood in classical Hinduism. Most of us are familiar with the idea that the more things change the more they remain the same. This book suggests that the opposite may well be true - the more things seem to remain the same, the more they may have changed.

The book is conceptually divided into three parts. In the first, the historical context of modern Hindu thought is delineated. In the second, the key concepts of modern Hinduism are presented in a succinct and pithy manner to offer a view of modern Hindu thought at a glance, as it were. In the final part, each term constitutive of the modern Hindu world-view is put under scrutiny.

A richly textured account of the philosophy of Hinduism, the book will be of immense value to students and scholars of religion, classical philosophy, as well as the general reader interested in Hinduism.

About the Author :

Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has also taught in Australia and in the United States. Often cited as a leading authority on Hinduism, his publications include, Classical Hindu Thought (OIP, 2001), Hinduism for our Times (OIP, 2001), and Hinduism and Human Rights (OUP, 2004).

CONTENTS

Introductionvii
Part One
I.The Historical Context3
Part Two
II.A General Introduction13
Part Three
III.Terms and Tenets
Brahman: Nirguna and Saguna
51
IV.Isvara53
V.Devi57
VI.Trimurti60
VII.Brahma62
VIII.Visnu65
IX.Siva68
X.Jiva73
XI.Samsara75
XII.Karma77
XIII.Dharma89
XIV.Maya106
XV.Moksa112
XVI.Jnana-Yoga117
XVII.Bhakti-Yoga119
XVIII.Karma Yoga123
XIX.Varna126
XX.Asrama171
XXI.Purusarthas176
XXII.Vedas179
Glossary185
Bibliography191
Index198

Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

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2005
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From the Jacket :

Hinduism is widely regarded not just as a religious belief, but as a philosophy of life based upon certain key tenets. Viewed in a casual manner, these concepts seem to be eternal and unchanging. A Hindu today would describe his or her tradition in terms of the concepts of Brahman, Isvara, Maya, Jiva, Samsara, Karma, Dharma, among others, much like his counterpart a thousand years ago would have done. Yet, has nothing changed in Hinduism?

Modern Hindu Thought questions such simplistic assumptions. This volume explains the manner in which these terms have been reconfigured in modern Hinduism, and how they compare with the way they were understood in classical Hinduism. Most of us are familiar with the idea that the more things change the more they remain the same. This book suggests that the opposite may well be true - the more things seem to remain the same, the more they may have changed.

The book is conceptually divided into three parts. In the first, the historical context of modern Hindu thought is delineated. In the second, the key concepts of modern Hinduism are presented in a succinct and pithy manner to offer a view of modern Hindu thought at a glance, as it were. In the final part, each term constitutive of the modern Hindu world-view is put under scrutiny.

A richly textured account of the philosophy of Hinduism, the book will be of immense value to students and scholars of religion, classical philosophy, as well as the general reader interested in Hinduism.

About the Author :

Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has also taught in Australia and in the United States. Often cited as a leading authority on Hinduism, his publications include, Classical Hindu Thought (OIP, 2001), Hinduism for our Times (OIP, 2001), and Hinduism and Human Rights (OUP, 2004).

CONTENTS

Introductionvii
Part One
I.The Historical Context3
Part Two
II.A General Introduction13
Part Three
III.Terms and Tenets
Brahman: Nirguna and Saguna
51
IV.Isvara53
V.Devi57
VI.Trimurti60
VII.Brahma62
VIII.Visnu65
IX.Siva68
X.Jiva73
XI.Samsara75
XII.Karma77
XIII.Dharma89
XIV.Maya106
XV.Moksa112
XVI.Jnana-Yoga117
XVII.Bhakti-Yoga119
XVIII.Karma Yoga123
XIX.Varna126
XX.Asrama171
XXI.Purusarthas176
XXII.Vedas179
Glossary185
Bibliography191
Index198

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