This innovative introductory textbook explores the central practices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everyday practice.
- Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals and everyday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images
- Includes data from the author's own extensive ethnographic fieldwork in central India (Chhattisgarh), the Deccan Plateau (Hyderabad), and South India (Tirupati)
- Features coverage of Hindu diasporas, including a study of the Hindu community in Atlanta, Georgia
- Each chapter includes case study examples of specific topics related to the practice of Hinduism framed by introductory and contextual material