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Hinduism: Bolinda Beginner Guides

Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: History, World
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One of the world's great religions, Hinduism is a rich and complex belief system that spans thousands of years of human history. This guide from renowned researcher on Hindusim and Indian culture Klaus K. Klostermaier gives listeners a thorough overview of this ancient religion. A vocal performance from AFI Best Actress winner Deidre Rubenstein makes this audiobook a joy to listen to, with Rubenstein's rich voice providing a clear and easy-to-understand narration. Including a discussion of contemporary issues in Hinduism, this audiobook provides listeners with a comprehensive and concise introduction that can stand alone, or form the basis for further study.

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In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures, and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the tone both entertaining and informative.

Covering contemporary issues such as the relationship between Hinduism and modern Western ideas, and the imminent challenges the religion faces, Klostermaier’s sweeping exploration of this fascinating and long-lasting belief system is essential for students, followers, and interested listeners alike.

©1998 Klaus K. Klostermaier (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Full of information, but very confusing

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Hinduism is very complex, but his book does nothing to actually bring it closer to the reader. There is a lot of information, but I only retained a small amount, because there was no thread to follow.

What will your next listen be?

Something that has nothing to do with Hinduism

Would you listen to another book narrated by Deidre Rubenstein?

No

Was Hinduism: Bolinda Beginner Guides worth the listening time?

No

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