The Religions of India

The Religions of India

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A handy guide to every religion practised in India In India, the birthplace of some of the worlda€™s major faiths and home to many more, religion is a way of life, existing as much in temples, mosques, churches and wayside shrines as it does in social laws, cultural practices and the political arena. The Religions of India contains, in a single volume, a comprehensive account of every major faith practised in the country todaya€”Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, and the Bahai faith. This meticulously researched work traverses a vast range of topicsa€”from Somnatha Temple and Babri Masjid to Tirthankaras and the Akali Movement; from the Shariat and the Eucharist to Shabuoth and nirvana. It places each religion in its historical context, tracing its evolution from its inception to the present. a€c Incisive profiles of founders and key patrons, deities, saints, mystics and philosophers a€c Information on and insights into lesser-known and regional forms of worship, as well as important festivals, customs and rituals a€c Extensively cross-referenced with suggestions for further readingA Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths Roshen Dalal ... Manatunga also composedthe Bhayahara Stotra, apoem inpraise of PARSHVANATHA, the twentythird Tirthankara. mandala A circle or diagram that represents some aspect of mysticanbsp;...

Title:The Religions of India
Author:Roshen Dalal
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2014-04-18


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