Hinduism, a major religion for well over 3000 years, has played a crucial role in the rise of two other widespread religions: Buddhism and Sikhism. Hindus now comprise about eighty percent of the Indian sub-continent's population, totalling more than 600 million people. Over the last 150 years an unprecedented number of Indians, a vast majority of them Hindus, have emigrated to Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia, resulting in the increasing scope of their religion. This is both a rigorous yet highly readable introduction to Hinduism, its evolution, its multidimensional nature, and influences.
- Publication Date:
- 31 / 12 / 1969