ISBN: 812910833X Publisher:Rupa Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 174pages Year of Publication: 2006
Hinduism is usually regarded as an inegalitarian religion. This book examines such a description of Hinduism from the six perspectives of etiological, social, legal, economic, gender and soteriological egalitarianism and suggests that when egalitarianism is defined more rigorously, and Hinduism examined more comprehensively, then the struggle for equality is as clearly discernible within Hinduism as elsewhere.
Arvind Sharma Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His many books include Classical Hindu Thought (OUP, 2000), Hinduism for our Times (OUP, 1995), The Philosophy of Religion: A Buddhist Perspective (OUP, 1995)