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  • Author:
    Stephen Jacobs
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    978-0826440273
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    Continuum; 1 edition (June 24, 2010)
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    192 pages
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Understanding Hinduism today requires an understanding of how it is practised in the contemporary world. Stephen Jacob's new introduction tackles these central issues.

Understanding Hinduism today requires an understanding of how it is practised in the contemporary world.

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Hinduism Today Continuum Religion Today These useful guides aim to introduce religions .

Hinduism Today Continuum Religion Today These useful guides aim to introduce religions through the lens of contempora. Continuum International Publishing Group The Tower Building 11 York Road London SE1 7NX. 80 Maiden Lane Suite 704 New York NY 10038. The central concern of this book is to identify what Hinduism is as a lived religious tradition, and to give a sense of what it means to be a Hindu in today’s world. This is clearly a very ambitious task, as Hinduism is such a diverse and complex religious tradition.

s new introduction tackles these central issues, beginning with case studies of the grassroots practice of Hinduism .

s new introduction tackles these central issues, beginning with case studies of the grassroots practice of Hinduism in India and in diaspora communities. He covers issues of singular importance in the modern study of Hinduism, including the importance and role of mass media to this essentially orally transmitted religion. Other major areas covered include the concept of Hindu dharma, particularly in relation to caste, gender and Hindu nationalism, key and often controversial concepts in Hinduism.

Hinduism is the world's third largest religion. It is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia

Hinduism is the world's third largest religion. It is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, and some practitioners and scholars refer to it as Sanātana Dharma, "the eternal tradition", or the "eternal way", beyond human history. Scholars regard Hinduism as a fusion or synthesis of various Indian cultures and traditions, with diverse roots and no founder.

Today it is the third-largest religion behind Christianity and Islam. Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, according to many scholars, with roots and customs dating back more than 4,000 years. Today, with about 900 million followers, Hinduism is the third-largest religion behind Christianity and Islam. Roughly 95 percent of the world’s Hindus live in India. Because the religion has no specific founder, it’s difficult to trace its origins and history. Hinduism is unique in that it’s not a single religion but a compilation of many traditions and philosophies. Some basic Hindu concepts include: Hinduism embraces many religious ideas.

Jacobs, Stephen, Hinduism Today, New York: Continuum, 2010 (ISBN . 8 Klostemaier, Klaus . A Short Introduction to Hinduism, Oxford, England.

Buddhism as a world religion: The diversification of the Buddhist tradition in the world today; Contemporary revivals and reforms.

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.

He covers issues of singular importance in the modern study of Hinduism, including the importance and role of mass media to this essentially orally transmitted religion. Other major areas covered include the concept of Hindu dharma, particularly in relation to caste, gender and Hindu nationalism, key and often controversial concepts in Hinduism.