This book, part of the World Religions series, is written for students of comparative religion and the general reader. After a brief introduction, each book in the series addresses the same issues, and concludes with a list of recommended further reading.
Provides a thematic survey of Hindu attitudes to issues of concern to all the major religious traditions and systems of the world. Coverage encompasses Hindu understandings of human existence and our relation to the universe, Hindu myths and texts, and attitudes to the divine in terms of representation, worship, and location. Other topics include rites of passage, women in Hinduism, and attitudes to nature. Contains b&w illustrations. Distributed by Continuum. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.