Religious Thought and Life in India: Vedism, Brahmanism and Hinduism (An Account of the Religions of the Indian Peoples. Based on a Life's Study of Their Literature,a nd on Personal Investigations in Their Own Country

By: M. Monier-Williams

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The present volume contains a kaleidoscopic survey of different facets of prominent religious systems of ancient and modern India based on the personal observation and investigations of the learned scholar into the religious practices of the language and literature of India involving nearly half a century. The book deals primarily with Vedism, Brahmanism and Hinduism which according to the learned author are the three most important and difficult phases of Indian religious thought and systems right upto the modern times. The study is thus not simply a recounting of well-known tenets of the diverse religious systems of India but probing into the details and cognate factors. The book besides having an introductory chapter contains twenty chapters dealing extensively with Vedism, Brahmanism; Saivism; Vaishnavism; Minor Sects and Reforming Theistic Movements, Saktism or Goddess-worship; Tutelary and Village Deities; Demon-worship and Serpent-worship; Hero-worship and Saint-worship; Death, Funeral Rites and Ancestor-worship; Worship of Animals, Trees and Inanimate objects; the Hindu Religion in Ancient Family Life; the Hindu Religion and Modern Family-life; the Religious Life of the Orthodox Hindu Householder; Hindu Fasts, Festivals and Holy Days; Temples, Shrines and Sacred Places; Caste in Relation to Trades and Industries; besides two chapters on Modern Hindu Theism dealing with Ram Mohan Roy and his successors. Printed Pages: 532.

Title: Religious Thought and Life in India: Vedism, Brahmanism and Hinduism (An Account of the Religions of the Indian Peoples. Based on a Life's Study of Their Literature,a nd on Personal Investigations in Their Own Country

Author Name: M. Monier-Williams

Categories: India, Religion,

Edition: First Indian Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1974

ISBN: 8170690528

ISBN 13: 9788170690528

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 016925

Keywords: INDIAN RELIGION THOUGHT LIFE