- Paperback: 1008 pages
- Publisher: Himalayan Academy Publications; 5th edition (November 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0945497970
- ISBN-13: 978-0945497974
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #933,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dancing with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism Paperback – November, 1997
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From Library Journal
This almost encyclopedic "sourcebook" of Hinduism presents Hinduism, particularly Saivite Hinduism, from the point of view of contemporary Hindus. It uses the traditional four-line presentation, followed by 21-line commentary, to explain 155 points of history, doctrine, ritual, and practice. These explanations are supplemented by verses of scripture, extensive illustrations, a Hindu timeline, a children's primer, and charts. More than triple the length of the preceding edition, this work is accessible to non-Hindus. Highly recommended.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From Scientific American
In the main body of the book, the swami concisely answers 155 key questions, ranging from "What is the ultimate goal of early life?" to "How are Hindu marriages arranged?" Other resources include a 40-page timeline, a 200-page lexicon of Hindu terms, a comparative guide to major religious traditions, and a primer for teaching religious principles to children. The book is enriched by extensive scriptural quotations and reproductions of Rajput art. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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