Investigating Hindu Worldviews

The third in our Investigating Worldviews acknowledges the complexity and diversity of Hindu tradition and seeks to present something of this for the classroom together with practical knowledge.

Surveys from 2001 and 2023 give voice to young Hindus in Britain. Hindu traditions in the UK are further explored with a look at demographic data and places of worship, including an outline of different kinds of mandirs in England. Case studies consider the impact of Hanuman in the lives of some Hindus and an example of Dharma in action. The role of gurus in the UK and beyond is explored with a personal account from a devotee and examples of four contemporary Hindu gurus. Students investigate the significance of pilgrimage from a personal reflection and develop their own knowledge of key sites which demonstrate the importance of the river Ganges to many Hindus.

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