Introducing Hinduism

A Graphic Guide

Vinay Lal and Borin van Loon
AUD $12.99
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An innovative graphic guide to Hinduism, the world's third-largest religion.

Introducing Hinduism offers a guide to the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this extraordinarily diverse faith. It untangles the complexities of Hinduism's gods and goddesses, its caste system and its views on sex, everyday life and asceticism. Why do Hindus revere the cow? Must Hindus be vegetarian? And much more.

Author bio:

Vinay Lal teaches at UCLA. He writes widely on Indian history, contemporary politics, Bollywood and the Indian diaspora. Recent books include The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India (Oxford University Press, 2003). Borin Van Loon has worked on numerous Introducing titles. He is a freelance illustrator, surrealist painter and collagist who produces the comic strip 'The Severed Head' for The Chap magazine.

Category: Religion
ISBN: 9781848311145
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: March 2010
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Hinduism

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