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Eastern Religions & Philosophy: Subject Guide: Hinduism

A starting point for research on Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto

New & Noteworthy

The following books have been recently added to the library's collection.

Introduction

Hinduism is the world's oldest extant religion, with a billion followers, which makes it the world's third largest religion. Hinduism is a conglomeration of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideas and practices that originated in India, characterized by the belief in reincarnation, one absolute being of multiple manifestations, the law of cause and effect, following the path of righteousness, and the desire for liberation from the cycle of births and deaths.

The books and Web resources on this page should provide you with background information on your topic. To search for additional books or articles, click on the appropriate Tab at the top of the page.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

The following are just a few of the man books on Hinduism in the Unviersity Library. For additional books, use the library's online catalog GIL-Find

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