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Hinduism Today by
Publication Date: 2010-06-24
Understanding Hinduism today requires an understanding of how it is practised in the contemporary world. Stephen Jacob's new introduction tackles these central issues, beginning with case studies of the grassroots practice of Hinduism in India and in diaspora communities.
The Everything Hinduism Book by
Publication Date: 2009-02-17
Yoga. Karma. Reincarnation. Most Americans are familiar with a few basic ideas of Hinduism, but are unfamiliar with the big picture. This beginner's guide covers the major Hindu thinkers and their philosophies as well as the dharma, the moral way of life that Hindus practice. In a straightforward style, the authors explain the philosophy, gods, texts, and traditions of the world's third-largest religion.
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Geography of Religion by
Call Number: 200.9 HIT
Publication Date: 2006-08-15
From its introduction by Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu to the epilogue by the Dalai Lama,Geography of Religion encourages new understanding of the world's great religions and of their evolution from ancient roots to vital roles in modern life. With a text as fascinating as it is authoritative; vivid photographs that evoke the reverence, rituals, and rewards of each spiritual tradition; and a rich variety of essays, sidebars, and maps, this magnificent book charts the many paths that guide us to God.
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SACHIN TENDULKAR MAHATMA GHANDI RUSSELL BRAND
Hinduism in India
Some devotees follow interesting paths.
Hindu Aghoris live near cremation sites in India and meditate on death and its implications. This form of religious devotion is explored through an interview with an Aghori woman and her disciple. Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits the cremation ghats - waterside cremation sites - at Tarapith in West Bengal, where Aghoris, Hindu holy men and women who follow Siva, meditate on death surrounded by cremation fires and partially cremated bodies. The Aghori embrace the reality of death and the presenter meets with one holy woman who explains her path and why she has chosen this way of life.
The Bishnoi sect of Hinduism put their beliefs in the sacredness of the natural world into practice in their daily life. Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits Rajasthan, India, to meet members of the Hindu sect who follow the teachings of the Guru Jambheshwar also known as Jambhoji. In the 18th century the Guru defied the authority of the Mahrajah of Jaipur to prevent the Bishnoi's trees from being cut down, and the Bishnoi maintain this practice of respect for plants and animals to this day.
Hinduism around the world - issues