Exploring a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history, this book illuminates the connection between the practical and the transcendental realm and emphasises core themes that run through the major historical periods of Northern India, beginning with the Vedas and leading up to India's independence.
Contents; Chronology; Introduction; 1. The Dig and the Temple; 2. Sacred Knowledge and Indian Origins; 3. A City Where the Rivers Meet; 4. King Janaka's Contest; 5. Vedic Science: The Grammar of Reality; 6. Kanishka and Krishna; 7. Performing Arts and Sacred Models; 8. The Second Rationality; 9. Maps and Myths in the Matsya Purana; 10. Shankara and Kumarila: Between Brahman and Dharma; 11. Devotion and Knowledge: The Indo-Muslim Centuries; 12. The Eternal Dharma; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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