The Sacred Thread A Short History of Hinduism

The Sacred Thread: A Short History of Hinduism, 2nd Edition

This edition of J.L. Brockington’s important book traces the concepts of Hinduism from its Vedic origins to its present varieties with admirable clarity. Hinduism is not just one particular approach to life: Professor Brockington shows how Hinduism encompasses new dilemmas in traditional language and accommodates fresh insights to established viewpoints, blending the old and the new. He stresses the adaptability of Hinduism, showing its ability to weave together the diverse threads of tradition and innovation. The Sacred Thread is a perfect introductory text to Hinduism for both scholars and curious readers.

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