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A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

Klaus K. Klostermaier


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Paperback (11/1/1998)
Paperback (7/1/2000)
MP3 CD (3/15/2016)


A fresh introduction to an ancient religion

Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klaus K. Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, while keeping the tone both engaging and informative. Covering contemporary issues such as the relationship between Hinduism and modern Western ideas, and imminent challenges the religion faces, this sweeping exploration of a fascinating and long-lasting belief system is essential reading for students, followers, and interested readers alike.

Praise For Hinduism: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

"It is immensely readable, works well as an introduction, but will also challenge and intrigue the academic and devotee alike."
— World Faiths Encounter

"Attractive, comprehensive, easy to read and hard to put down."
— Harold Coward

Oneworld Publications, 9781851685387, 240pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007

About the Author

Klaus K. Klostermaier, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada.