Sources of Indian Tradition

Author: Stephen N. Hay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140154610

Category: India

Page: 547

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Since 1958 Sources Of Indian Tradition Has Been One Of The Most Important And Widely Used Texts On Civilization In South Asia (Now The Nation-States Of Indian, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, And Nepal). It Has Helped Generations Of Students And Lay Readers Understand How Leading Thinkers There Have Looked At Life, The Traditions Of Their Ancestors, And The World They Lived In. This Second Edition Has Been Extensively Revised, With Much New Material Added. Introductory Essays Explain The Particular Setting In Which These Thinkers Have Expressed Their Ideas About Religious, Social, Political, And Economic Questions. Brief Summaries Precede Each Passage From Their Writings Or Sayings. The Traditions Represented Include Brahmanism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam And Sikhism. The Book Includes A Chronology Of Indian History From 3000 Bc To Ad 1858.
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Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510926

Category: History

Page: 1128

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For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.
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The Essential World History

Author: William J. Duiker,Jackson Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495097659

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 671

Explore common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY: Volume I. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book's global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Great Literature of the Eastern World

The Major Works of Prose, Poetry and Drama from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Middle East

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 554

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Provides information on ancient classics, as well as modern novels, drama, poetry, and prose, and includes facts about authors, themes, and style
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100 Arten, eine Mango zu essen

Author: Amulya Malladi

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404158331

Category:

Page: 269

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Als Priya, Informatikerin im Silicon Valey und verlobt mit einem Amerikaner, nach 7 Jahren erstmals ihre prototypische Familie in Hyderabad besucht, soll sie endlich mit einem änetten indischen Jungenä verheiratet werden.
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Ancient Pakistan - An Archaeological History

Volume II: A Prelude to Civilization

Author: Mukhtar Ahmed

Publisher: Amazon

ISBN: 1495941302

Category: History

Page: 500

View: 3976

This book is the second volume of a much larger project, Ancient Pakistan - An Archaelogical History, which deals with the prehistory of Pakistan from the Stone Age to the end of the Indus Civilization ca. 1500 BC. This particular volume, A Prelude to Civilization, is concerned with the beginning of agriculture, sedentary living and the emergence of village farming communities in the Greater Indus Valley, leaving the reader at the threshold of the Harappan Civilization. The material is generously illustrated with a large number of maps, tables, drawings, and photographs. A comprehensive bibliography is provided for those who want to dig deeper into the subject.
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Great Thinkers of the Eastern World

The Major Thinkers and the Philosophical and Religious Classics of China, India, Japan, Korea, and the World of Islam

Author: Ian Philip McGreal

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

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Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world
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World History

Author: William Duiker,Jackson Spielvogel

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495050121

Category: History

Page: 1008

View: 3862

Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and that identify key global patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history has been integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This edition of WORLD HISTORY continues to take a global approach to world history, with an emphasis on analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: WORLD HISTORY, FIFTH EDITION (Chapters 1-29) ISBN: 0495050121; WORLD HISTORY, VOLUME I: TO 1800, FIFTH EDITION (Contains Chapters 1-17) ISBN: 0495050539; WORLD HISTORY, VOLUME II: SINCE 1500, FIFTH EDITION (Contains Chapters 13-29) ISBN: 0495050547; WORLD HISTORY TO 1500, FIFTH EDITION (Contains Chapters 1-12) ISBN: 0495050601. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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India

A Country Study

Author: James Heitzman,Robert L. Worden

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 850

View: 9295

This edition provides updated information on the world's second most populous and fastest growing nation - India. Although much of India's traditional behaviour and organizational dynamics have remained the same since the first edition, internal and regional events have continued to shape Indian domestic and international policies. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society.
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Area Handbook Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic geography

Page: N.A

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Sources of Tibetan Tradition

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231135998

Category: History

Page: 810

View: 1862

The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.
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Der Hinduismus

Geschichte und Gegenwart

Author: Axel Michaels

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406549748

Category:

Page: 460

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Mehr zum Buch Axel Michaels' umfassende Einführung in den Hinduismus gilt inzwischen als Standardwerk. Das Buch macht mit der Geschichte des Hinduismus und seinen klassischen Texten vertraut, beschreibt aber auch anschaulich die alltägliche Religiosität. Es erläutert die verschiedenen Riten und Feste, die Bedeutung der unzähligen Götter, das Kastensystem und nicht zuletzt die hinduistischen Vorstellungen von Raum und Zeit, Tod, Wiedergeburt und Erlösung. (Quelle: www.chbeck.de).
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