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  • Published: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Description: 779 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781594202056
  • 1594202052
  • 9780143116691

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The Hindus : an alternative history

by Doniger, Wendy.

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Call number: 294.509 Do

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Preface: The man or the rabbit in the moon -- Introduction: Working with available light -- Time and space in India : 50 million to 50,000 BCE -- Civilization in the Indus Valley : 50,000 to 1500 BCE -- Between the ruins and the text : 2000 to 1500 BCE -- Humans, animals, and gods in the Rig Veda : 1500 to 1000 BCE -- Sacrifice in the Brahmanas : 800 to 500 BCE -- Renunciation in the Upanishads : 600 to 200 BCE -- The three (or is it four?) aims of life in the Hindu imaginary -- Women and ogresses in the Ramayana : 400 BCE to 200 CE -- Violence in the Mahabharata : 300 BCE to 300 CE -- Dharma in the Mahabharata : 300 BCE to 300 CE -- Escape clauses in the Shastras : 100 BCE to 400 CE -- Bhakti in South India : 100 BCE to 900 CE -- Goddesses and gods in the early Puranas : 300 to 600 CE -- Sects and sex in the Tantric Puranas and the Tantras : 600 to 900 CE -- Fusion and rivalry under the Delhi sultanate : 650 to 1500 CE -- Avatar and accidental grace in the later Puranas : 800 to 1500 CE -- Philosophical feuds in South India and Kashmir : 800 to 1300 CE -- Dialogue and tolerance under the Mughals : 1500 to 1700 CE -- Hinduism under the Mughals : 1500 to 1700 CE -- Caste, class, and conversion under the British Raj : 1600 to 1900 CE -- Suttee and reform in the twilight of the Raj : 1800 to 1947 CE -- Hindus in America : 1900- -- The past in the present : 1950- -- Inconclusion, or the abuse of history.

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