The Strides of Vishnu: Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective

By: Ariel Glucklich

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Books about Hinduism often begin by noting the immense size and complexity of the subject. Hinduism is vast and diverse, they say. Or it doesn't exist at all -- Hinduism is merely a convenient (and foreign) term that masks a plurality of traditions. In either case, readers are discouraged by the thought that they are getting only a tiny sample or a shallow overview of something huge and uniquely difficult. This book is designed to be accessible and sophisticated, holding the reader's interest in the dynamic sequence of ideas through time and place. Each of the 12 chapters combines historical material with key religious, scientific and philosophical ideas, supported by substantial quotations from scriptures and other texts. Historic places and persons are fleshed out as actors in a narrative about the relation of the sacred to ordinary existence as it is mediated through arts, sciences, rituals, and philosophical ideas. Although many books introduce the Hindu tradition, this is the first with a broad historical and cultural focus that emphasizes archaeological as well as textual evidence. Printed Pages: 256.

Title: The Strides of Vishnu: Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective

Author Name: Ariel Glucklich

Categories: India, Hinduism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York ,USA, Oxford University Press: 2008

ISBN: 0195314050

ISBN 13: 9780195314052

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 16 x 24 Cm

Seller ID: 025639

Keywords: Vishnu India Hinduism Vaisnavism