A guide to various aspects of Indian religious thought
and inter-religious understanding and religious tolerance.
"Its chief mark consists in concentration on the spiritual aspect,
belief in the intimate relationship of philosophy and life,
the inseparability of theory and practice and the insistence
on intuition coexisting with the acceptance of authority."

Source: The Gazetteer of India, Volume 1: Country and people. Delhi,
Publications Division, Government of India, 1965.

CHAPTER Vlll - Religion

HINDUISM

by Dr. C.P.Ramaswami Aiyar, Dr. Nalinaksha Dutt, Prof. A.R.Wadia, Prof. M.Mujeeb,
Dr.Dharm Pal and Fr. Jerome D'Souza, S.J.

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This text have been rearranged by Shri Arvind Kalia so that some of the material could more easily and logically fit into the sub-headings he has created, otherwise the original text remains unchanged - Prakash Arumugam

THE MAIN INDEX TO HINDUISM

Introduction to
Hinduism

Vedic Aryans
and Zorastrianism

Vedic concepts

Many schools
of thought

The Upanisads

The Epics

The Avatars

Buddhist
Influence

The Bhagavad-Gita

The Dharma
Sastras

The Puranas

Fusion with
non-Aryans

Cultural
synthesis

Vaisnavism
in the South

The advent
of Sankara

Ramanuja

Successors
of Ramanuja

Vaisnavism
in the North

Saktism

Cultural
fusions
in the South

Great
movements
of reform

Renaissance
in Hinduism

The Brahmo Samaj

The Arya Samaj

The
Theosophical
Society

Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda

Sri Aurobindo

Mahatma Gandhi

The spirit
of tolerance

Religious Thought
In Ancient India

Legend and History
Of Ancient India

Guide to
Buddhist studies

An Introduction to Hinduism
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