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The Religions of India

1885

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In the third section which may be denominated the kernel of the book the subdivisions and order of presentation necessarily vary the division into periods being best adapted to one relgion the geographical order for another the grouping of themes in a logical sequence for a third ; but in every case the range covered will be the same namely the beliefs including the pantheon the relat [...] dition to supplying this want the arrangement of the manuals will it is expected meet the requirements of reliable referencbooks for ascertaining the present status of our knowledge of the religions of antiquity while the popular manner of presenttion which it will be the aim of the writers to carry out justfies the hope that the general reader will find the volumes no less attractiv [...] The cleft btween the theology of the Rig Veda and that of the lirdmanas even from the point of view of the mass of hymns that comprise the former is too great to allow us with any content to explain the conceptions of the one by those of the other. [...] Between the Rig Veda and the formation or completion of the next Veda called the A that-van the interval appears to have been considerable and the inherent value of the religion incucated in the latter can he estimated aright only when this is weighed together with the fact that as is learned from the Atharvan's own statements the Aryans were now advanced further southwards and eastwards [...] That the race was still migrating may be seen from the hymns of the Rig Veda itself.' Their journey was to the south-east and both before and after they reached the Indus they left settlements chiefly about the Indus and in the Punjab (a post-Vedic group) not in the southern but in the northern part of this district.2 The Vedic Aryans of this first period were acquainted with the Indus Sutlej

Title Pages Author/Editor
Preface i-xvi Edward Hopkins

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Chapter I.—Introduction.Sources.—Dates.—Methods of Interpretation.—Divisions of Subject 1-25 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter II. People and Land 26-36 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter III. The Rig Veda. The Upper Gods 37-86 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter IV. The Rig Veda (Continued).—The Middle Gods 87-104 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter V. The Rig Veda (Continued).—The Lower Gods. Agni 105-126 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter VI. The Rig Veda (Concluded).—Yama and Other Gods Vedic Pantheism Eschatology 127-150 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter VII. The Religion of the Atharva Veda 151-160 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter VIII. Early Hindu Divinities Compared with Those of Other Aryans 161-175 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter IX. Brahmanism 176-215 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter X. Brahmanic Pantheism.—The Upanishads 216-241 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XI. The Popular Brahmanic Faith 242-279 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XII. Jainism 280-297 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XIII. Buddhism 298-347 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XIV. Early Hinduism 348-387 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XV. Hinduism (Continued).—Vishnu and Civa 388-433 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XVI. The Purānas.—Early Sects Festivals the Trinity 434-471 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XVII. Modern Hindu Sects 472-523 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XVIII. Religious Traits of the Wild Tribes 524-542 Edward Hopkins

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Chapter XIX. India and the West 543-571 Edward Hopkins

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Addenda 572-572 Edward Hopkins

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Bibliography 573-596 Edward Hopkins

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Index 597-612 Edward Hopkins

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philosophy religion

Pages
628
SARF Document ID
sarf.145977

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