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The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Abstract

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a transcendent realm. Illuminating this connection, The Strides of Vishnu focuses not only on religious ideas but also on the various arts and sciences, as well as crafts, politics, technology, and medicine. The book emphasizes core themes that run through the major historical periods of Northern India, beginning with the Vedas and leading up to India's independence. Sophisticated sciences such as geometry ... More

Keywords: Alchemy, Bhagavad Gita, Geometry, Hinduism, Kalidasa, Magic, Puranas, Science, Upanishads, Vishnu

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195314052
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001

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Ariel Glucklich, author
Georgetown University
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