Encyclopaedia of the Hindu World (In 3 Volumes)

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  • Author :Ganga Ram Garg
  • Year of Publication :1991
  • ISBN: :9788170223733
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XLX, 871
  • Size: 26 cms
  • Categories: Encyclopedia, Reference Work, Religion

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About the Book :

The number of paths to the One Infinite is necessarily infinite, according to Hinduism, it is this recognition of many paths, each valid in itself, that gives to Hinduism its immense variety. Hinduism is thus like a huge river with an innumerable tributaries. It Contains within it the influence of many cultures. The culture of the Aryans, Dravidian and the tribal peoples, the culture of the later invaders, the influence of Buddhism, Jainism , etc. (to which Hinduism gave birth ) and of Islam and Christianity (which came from outside) can be traced at various stages of the evolution of Hindu thought. The Hindu scheme of life thus leaves a man free to think for himself while providing him with a background in the form of a long tradition halling from the Vedic times. Many people would prefer to be guided by a flexible schemes of life which Hinduism represents, than by a seat of rigid, unalterable dogmas which lose their importance with the passing of time, Moreover, Hinduism is a Continuous process and is still in the making.


About Author :

Ganga Ram Garg has several works to his credit including the Concise Oxfrord Companion to Hindi Literature, published by the Oxford University Press, 1963; An Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (Sanskrit, Pali Prakrit, Apabharmsa, 1982), World Perspectives on Swami Dayananda Saraswati (1984); Encyclopaedia of World Hindi Literature (1986) and International Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature (1986), of which eight volumes have appeared so far. Dr. Garg monumental work, however, is ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE HINDU WORD, which is eventually to be covered in 40 volumes. Dr. Garg has also provided a 60 page Introduction to The Sacred Books & Early Literature of the East (14 Vols.) edited by Charles F. Horne. Holding a doctorate from the Panjab University, Dr. Garg has been associated with Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalay, Hardwar for some of 40 years where he worked as Professor, Registrar and Vice-Chancellor and was also its Senator. For his work on Dayananda, he was honoured by the Dayanaanda Nirnand Samiti, Ajmer. His works carry Forewords by eminent scholars, e.g. Professor R. Stuart McGregor, University of Cambridge, Professor Juan Miguel de Mora, Mexico and Professor Kenneth W. Jones, America. Dr. Gargs books have been appreciatively reviewed in Hindustan, Tribune, Hindu Asia week, Choice, U.S.A. etc. Born at Kohand (Panipat), some 18 works of his have been published; more, however are yet to come.