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The Strides of Vishnu: Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective

By: Ariel Glucklich

Price: $19.95

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025639

ISBN: 0195314050

Condition: New


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 m... View more info