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Challenging Advaitic and Universalist Notions of Hinduism

dc.contributor.advisor Need, David
dc.contributor.advisor Prasad, Leela Gupta, Akshay 2019-06-07T19:51:16Z 2019-06-07T19:51:16Z 2019
dc.description Master's thesis
dc.description.abstract <p>Within the academic study of Hinduism, there is a tendency to misrepresent Indian religion by portraying it as entirely Advaita Vedānta, the monistic ideology commonly associated with Śaṅkara. By looking at reasons for Advaita Vedānta’s popularity as well as the history of Vaiṣṇavism, this paper will challenge claims that Hinduism is best represented by Advaita Vedānta. Ultimately, what I find is that Hinduism is better used as a broad category for the varieties of diverse Indian religious expression, rather than as a single unified ideology that defines itself in terms of Advaita Vedānta.</p>
dc.subject Religion
dc.subject Hinduism
dc.subject Religious Studies
dc.subject Vaiṣṇavism
dc.title Challenging Advaitic and Universalist Notions of Hinduism
dc.type Master's thesis
dc.department Religion

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