Presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, the rituals performed as religious practices, the manifestations of Hindu religious sensibilities in biography, art, the caste system of social organization, mythology, and the theories of salvation developed through the history of Hinduism are also presented. A pronunciation guide to Sanskrit and Tamil, and a chronology of the history of Hinduism are included.
Bruce M. Sullivan is Professor of Religious Studies and Asian Studies at Northern Arizona University. He has published professional articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Asian Theatre Journal, Literature & Theology, and International Journal of Hindu Studies.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Pronunciation Guide Chapter 3 Chronology Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 6 About the Author