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The Life of Hinduism

John Stratton Hawley (Hrsg.), Vasudha Narayanan (Hrsg.)

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Religion/Theologie

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The Life of Hinduism brings together a series of essays—many recognized as classics in the field—that present Hinduism as a vibrant, truly "lived" religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, this volume begins its journey in the "new India" of Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, where global connections and local traditions rub shoulders daily. Readers are then offered a glimpse into the multifaceted world of Hindu worship, life-cycle rites, festivals, performances, gurus, and castes. The book’s final sections deal with the Hinduism that is emerging in diasporic North America and with issues of identity that face Hindus in India and around the world: militancy versus tolerance and the struggle between owning one’s own religion and sharing it with others.

Contributors: Andrew Abbott, Michael Burawoy, Patricia Hill Collins, Barbara Ehrenreich, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Sharon Hays, Douglas Massey, Joya Misra, Orlando Patterson, Frances Fox Piven, Lynn Smith-Lovin, Judith Stacey, Arthur Stinchcombe, Alain Touraine, Immanuel Wallerstein, William Julius Wilson, Robert Zussman

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diasporic communities, essay collection, religious rites, comparative religion, theology, caste system, gurus, religious scholars, religious studies, hinduism, religion and culture, asia scholars, nonfiction essays, life cycles, religious historians, religious history, india, hindus, indian society, hindu festivals, globalism, indian history, global religions, local traditions, bangalore, hindu worship, religious traditions, diversity