This book provides a much needed thematic and historical introduction to hinduism the religion of the majority of people in india dr flood traces the development of hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism is the worlds oldest extant religion and with more than a billion followers it is also the worlds third largest religion hinduism is a conglomeration of religious philosophical and cultural ideals and practices that originated in india thousands of years before the birth of christ. An introduction to hinduism examines the ideas of dharma particularly in relation to the ideology of kingship caste and world renunciation dr flood also introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship about the nature of hinduism. An introduction to hinduism october 24 2017 0 a hindu goddess with multiple hands in this video sheikh ahmad deedat 1918 2005 presents the historical background of hinduism in a brief manner he has highlighted some differences between hinduism and islam regarding the concept of god and the relation of universe to god. Providing a much needed thematic and historical introduction to hinduism this text traces the development of hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world emphasis is given to the tantric traditions hindu ritual and dravidian influences to ask other readers
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