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The Resource The Hindus : an alternative history, Wendy Doniger

The Hindus : an alternative history, Wendy Doniger

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The Hindus : an alternative history
Title
The Hindus
Title remainder
an alternative history
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Doniger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, this book elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a strictly chronological account: many of its central texts cannot be reliably dated; its central tenets--karma, dharma, to name just two--arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era, between genders, and caste to caste; and what is shared among Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Yet the greatness of Hinduism--its vitality, its earthiness, its vividness--lies precisely in many of those idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire debate today. Wendy Doniger, one of the world's foremost scholars of Hinduism, illuminates those moments within the tradition that resist forces that would standardize or establish a canon.--From publisher description
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315370
Cataloging source
DLC
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Doniger, Wendy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Hinduism
  • Women in Hinduism
  • Pariahs in Hinduism
  • Hinduism
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an alternative history
Label
The Hindus : an alternative history, Wendy Doniger
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [729]-753) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
738936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
779 pages
Isbn
9781594202056
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008041030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594202056
  • (OCoLC)256534061
Label
The Hindus : an alternative history, Wendy Doniger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [729]-753) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
738936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
779 pages
Isbn
9781594202056
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008041030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594202056
  • (OCoLC)256534061

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