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Hinduism and its Development

by: K. Satchidananda Murty

This book traces the evolution of Hinduism from ancient period to the modern age. It records Dravidian and Aryan symbiosis in Hinduism, and the impact of Greeks and British, Buddhism and Islam. Quoting liberally from Hindu sacred texts and related literature, this book enumerates the ethical and socio-political implications of Advaita Vedanta, delving into the working of self-consciousness and the falsity of the world.

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Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 1st
Pages : xiii, 158
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 375

Overview

This book traces the evolution of Hinduism from ancient period to the modern age. It records Dravidian and Aryan symbiosis in Hinduism, and the impact of Greeks and British, Buddhism and Islam. Quoting liberally from Hindu sacred texts and related literature, this book enumerates the ethical and socio-political implications of Advaita Vedanta, delving into the working of self-consciousness and the falsity of the world. It emphasises the significance of the thoughts of Adi Shankara and others in this context. The book will be very useful for students and scholars of Hindu religion and philosophy as well as general readers.

Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Key to Transliteration
Part I
Hinduism
1.The Vision
2.The Rise of Religion
3.The Vedanta
4.Religion in Life
Part II
The Evolution of Hinduism
1.Dravidian and Aryan Synthesis
2.Upanishadic Idealism
3.Voice of the Buddha
4.Message of the Gita
5.The Greek Connection
6.The Great Epics
7.Mahayana: The Integral Whole
8.Advent of Islam: Shankara
9.Bhakti: Hindustani Culture
10.The British and Reformation
11.New Indian Spirit
12.The Hindu Ideal
Part III
The Advaitic Vision
1.Self-Consciousness
2.Falsity of the World
3.Great Upanishadic Sentences
4.Scriptures and Empirical Knowledge
5.Transcendental Knowledge and Secular Activity
Index

Meet the Author
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Professor K. Satchidananda Murty has taught philosophy at Andhra University for a quarter century. He was the Vice-Chancellor of S.V. University (1975-78), Vice-Chairman of the UGC (1986-89), and the Chairman of Indian Philosophical Congress (1980-94). He was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1984 and Padma Vibhushan in 2001. Professor Satchidananda Murty is the most thought-provoking philos opher of our times, whose books on Indian philosophy, culture, religion - particularly Vedanta - contain an instructive and penetrating analysis. Four Indian universities, including the Benaras Sanskrit University have conferred on him the Hon. D. Lit., apart from Wittenberg University in Germany, Sofia University of Bulgaria, Russian Academy of Sciences, and People's University of China.
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