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The Hindus: An Alternative History is compassionate and compelling novel, coming from one of the world's foremost scholars on Hinduism, contributed by- Wendy Doniger. The book provides all the information from the very beginning to the modern era about the Hindu religion (Hinduism). It represents a vivid reinterpretation of history of Hinduism. An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions. However, we must not be mistaken that Hinduism does not lend itself easily to a 'strictly' chronological account:a significant number of texts cannot be reliably dated even within a century. The Hindu religion and its followers elucidates the unique relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds.

The central tenets of Hindu religion, Karma and Dharma arise at particular moments in Indian history and differ in each era between different genders and different castes. What is shared among the Hindus is overwhelmingly outnumbered by the things that are unique to one group or another. Wondering about the greatness of Hinduism is its earthiness, its vitality, its vividness, all of this lies precisely in many of those idiosyncratic qualities that continue to inspire a debate today. With her inimitable insight and expertise Doniger spread lights on the moments within the tradition that resist forces that would standardize the terms or establish a canon. Without misrepresenting the historical hierarchies, she reveals how Sanskrit and other vernacular sources are rich in knowledge and compassion towards lower castes people and women.

The book also confronts you with the debate and tensions surrounding the religion, the violence, and tolerance by women. The book also tells how animals are the major key to important shifts in attitudes of humans toward different social classes.The Hindus: An Alternative History, brings a fascinating multiplicity of stories to the stage to show how brilliant and creative thinkers think. It also tries to explain that many of the creative thinkers are the Brahmin authors, as believed by Hindus. The fascinating characters and stories are far removed from Brahmin authors of Sanskrit texts. In fact, these Brahmins have kept Hinduism alive in such a way that other scholars have not fully explored.

The Hindu comes to you with a hardcover binding with a page count of 800. The book weight is 1.1 kg and has the dimensions- 24.2 cm x 16.5 cm x 5.7 cm. It is the 1st US Edition 1st Printing and was published by Penguin Press HC on March 19, 2009. In this unique and authoritative account, a large number of debates about Hindu traditions become the major platforms to the overlooked epiphanies, of history. Hence, this is a must read novel and deserves well to be on your book shelf. Hence, keeping in mind the demand of this wonderful novel, it will be safe to mention that the stock is limited. Hurry up! Buy this novel from

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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date March 19, 2009
Publisher Penguin Press
Contributor(s) Wendy Doniger
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1st US Edition 1st Printing
Page Count 800
ISBN 10 1594202052
ISBN 13 9781594202056
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 1.1 kg
Product Dimensions 24.2 cm x 16.5 cm x 5.7 cm
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