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Diversity Resources: Hinduism
This resource guide is sponsored by the Lander University Diversity Advisory Council.
This guide has been created using information found within the library's print and digital collections. You will find previews to articles of interest with links available to access the full article and links from our streaming video collections. To access the full article or video you simply click on the link and log in using your Lander single sign on credentials. If you need help, please reach out to a librarian.
This Encyclopedia examines the living faith of this religion and its historical and social background. Aimed at the high school and junior college student as well as the layperson, this accessible reference explores the vast world of Hinduism, which emerged from prehistory and lives today in astonishing variety.
Hinduism: a Very Short Introduction by Kim Knott
Call Number: BL1202 .K564 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-first century.
This mind map about hinduism was created using the library's Credo Reference database. Simply click on the mind map to navigate within Credo Reference's materials about Hinduism.
The world's oldest religion is a way of life for many people; Ganesh, Hanuman, and Lord Shiva are part of pop culture. Varanasi is the most sacred place for devout Hindus. Azhar meets a holy man and attends the festival of Maha Shivaratri.
Learn some of the holy festivals of Hinduism, including Holi, and Diwali. Revelers in London's Trafalgar Square celebrate Diwali. See family members perform a ritual to invite Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth into the home. Visit a temple where offerings of baked goods are mounded on an altar.
This reference material provides an in-depth overview of hinduism divided into headings that cover the history; sacred texts; practical Hinduism; rituals, social practices, and institutions; and Hinduism and the world beyond.
Its followers prefer to call it Sanatana Dharma—the Eternal Way—but in the West the 4,000-year-old group of practices and beliefs is known as Hinduism. This program traces the origins of Hinduism before examining its main tenets, major deities, and sacred texts. A part of the series Let’s Look at World Religions. (22 minutes)
Host Tevya begins his spiritual quest by investigating Hinduism, a faith with some 900 million followers worldwide. He attends the Durga Puja festival, an annual celebration for the Hindu goddess Durga with his teen guide Kritika. Tevya explores Little India searching for a present for the goddess and learns a little Kathak dancing with Kritika along the way! (25 minutes)
Delve into core aspects of Indian culture that provide a rich background for the story of British rule. Grasp the key precepts of Hinduism, and the notions of dharma, karma, and samsara. Study the caste system, the features of Indian families and marriages, and explore how society and religion shape politics in India. (33 minutes)