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Religion in India: A Historical Introduction Fred Clothey

Religion in India: A Historical Introduction

Fred Clothey

Published January 24th 2007
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297 pages
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Religion in India is an ideal first introduction to Indias fascinating and varied religious history. Fred Clothey surveys the religions of India from prehistory and Indo-European migration through to the modern period. Exploring the interactionsMoreReligion in India is an ideal first introduction to Indias fascinating and varied religious history. Fred Clothey surveys the religions of India from prehistory and Indo-European migration through to the modern period. Exploring the interactions between different religious movements over time, and engaging with some of the liveliest debates in religious studies, he examines the rituals, mythologies, arts, ethics and social and cultural contexts of religion as lived in the past and present on the subcontinent.Key topics discussed include:Hinduism, its origins and development over timeminority religions, such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism and Buddhismthe influences of colonialism on Indian religionthe spread of Indian religions in the rest of the worldthe practice of religion in everyday life, including case studies of pilgrimages, festivals, temples and rituals, and the role of womenWritten by an experienced teacher, this student-friendly textbook is full of clear, lively discussion and vivid examples. Complete with maps and illustrations, and useful pedagogical features, including timelines, a comprehensive glossary, and recommended further reading specific to each chapter, this is an invaluable resource for students beginning their studies of Indian religions.