Faiths, Fairs and Festivals of India

Faiths, Fairs and Festivals of India

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Author: C H Buck
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 222
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171676146


India is a country known for its religious diversity, a fact that this book celebrates. Faiths, Fairs and Festivals of India describes the principal features of most India religions. The book also deals at length with Buddhism, Islam and Zoroastrianism.

There is extensive information on Hindu gods and goddesses, supplemented by well-known myths and comparisons with deities in the Roman and Greek pantheons, on pilgrimages, domestic ceremonies, sects and societies, and on festivals across the length and breadth of the country.



Beliefs of the Aboriginals and of the Aryans

The Sacred Books of the Hindus

Brahmans, Caste, and the Dharma Shastras

The Epic Poems

Hindu Domestic Ceremonies

Hindu Gods of To-day

Hindu Festivals (Part I)

Hindu Festivals (Part II)

Hindu Fairs

Hindu Sects and Societies





The Qoran and its Doctrines

Muslim Festivals and Fasts

Islamic Sects, Saints, and Superstitions

Mazdeism or Zoroastrianism

The Management of Fairs