Modern Trends in Hinduism. by Philip H. Ashby

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Get this from a library. Modern trends in Hinduism. [Philip H Ashby] -- An evaluation of contemporary Hinduism which concludes that, though there have been and are still changes within this Eastern religion, the basic integrity and norms of Hinduism remain constant.

Past and Future Trends in Contemporary Hinduism by Swami Agehananda Bharati. I regard both the recent past and the future of Hinduism with mild optimism. It is not so much any specific event or events of the past that I regard as the most significant, though such could be pinpointed (e.g., the creation of the Vishva Hindu Parishad, the dialectic reactions to the sati event in Deorala, the.

Trends in Hinduism. India has an educational system derived from Western secular culture, and complaints have arisen among people who identify themselves as Hindu that this system is producing people ignorant of their ancient cultural traditions and Hinduism's spiritual wisdom. Atheism in India appears to be on the rise.

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Professor Veena Oldenburg powerfully challenges even the usual portrayal of women being killed for dowry, which is linked with Hindu culture. The Hindus’ relationship with animals – a whole chapter is dedicated to the subject at the end of the book.

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