A Survey of Hinduism


Klostermaier, Klaus K.


Klostermaier, Klaus K. A Survey of Hinduism. New York: State University Of New York Press, 1994. Second Edition. ISBN: 9780791421109. pp. xii, 715. 8vo. Appears unread; as new. Softcover. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition, dealing with the history of Hindusim, the sacred writings of the Hindus, the Hindu worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hindusim–Vaisnavism, S aivism, and S aktism. It also focuses on the geographical ties of Hinduism with the land of India, the social order created by Hinduism, and the various systems of Hindu philosophio-theological thought. Klostermaier describes the new development of Hinduism in the 19th and 20th centuries, including present-day political Hinduism and the efforts to turn Hinduism into a modern-world religion. (#3032) $25.00