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World Religions: General Research Guide: Hinduism

The guide is designed for students in RELI 1301 and 1301H and for persons with general interest in the major faith traditions of the world.

Introduction

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Hinduism, a word derived by the Persians and British from "Valley of the Indus," describes the religious practices of a majority of people in the Indian sub-continent. There is no known founder of this faith which dates to well before 1500 BCE. Major beliefs include worship of a variety of dieties and reincarnation. Sacred texts are the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads.

Reference Works

Books At GPC

You can find these books on the subject of Hinduism in GPC Libraries. http://gilfind.gpc.edu/Search/Results?lookfor=hinduism&type=Subject&submit=Find

If you would like to read ebooks online, here are some options: http://gilfind.gpc.edu/vufind/Search/Results?lookfor=hinduism&type=Subject&filter[]=format%3A%22Electronic%22&view=usg

When you are off campus, you'll need the GALILEO password or your GPC credentials.