Category: History and Society

  • Advaita Vedanta - A Bird's Eye View
    • Advaita Vedanta, a subschool of Hindu philosophy, supports non-dualism.
  • Brief Hinduism Time-Line
    • A condensed time line depicting the history of Hinduism and the beliefs associated with these events and eras. Includes illustrations.
  • British Hinduism Oral History Project interviews
  • Hindu Gods and Heroes
    • Studies in the history of the religion of India, by Lionel D. Barnett
  • Hindu Milk Miracle
    • The Hindu milk miracle was a phenomenon reported to have occurred on September 21, 1995. Before dawn, a Hindu worshipper at a temple in south New Delhi made an offering of milk to a statue of Lord Ganesha. When a spoonful of milk from the bowl was held up to the trunk of the statue, the liquid was seen to disappear, apparently taken in by the idol.
  • Hindu Timeline
    • This timeline covers the history of the Indian subcontinent from the Proto-Vedic Period through recent history.
  • How many Hindus are there in the U.S. and the rest of the world?
    • According to an undated report by the Pluralism Project at Harvard University: "The estimated number of Hindus ranges from just over one million to almost 1,300,000."
  • Ramanuja (c. 1017 - c. 1137 CE)
    • Ramanuja. the eleventh century South Indian philosopher, is the chief proponent of Vishishtadvaita, which is one of the three main forms of the Orthodox Hindu philosophical school, Vedanta.
  • Sankhya
    • Sankhya (often spelled Samkhya) is one of the major “orthodox” (or Hindu) Indian philosophies. The two types of entities of Sankhya are Prakrti and puruua-s, namely Nature and persons.
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975)
    • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is one of the most recognized and influential Indian thinkers in academic circles in the 20th century.
  • Swami
    • A swami is known as a Hindu monastic.
  • Transnational religion
    • Hindu traditions in Cambodia, 5th-12th centuries
  • Two concerns in Hinduism
    • The caste system and the status of women.
  • Vedic Hinduism or Brahmanism
    • Wikipedia page on Vedic Hinduism, a historical predecessor of Hinduism.
  • Versions of Hindu History
    • To construct a reliable chronology of Hinduism is challenging