Harold G. Coward is Professor and Director of Religious Studies and Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Calgary. In addition to Jung and Eastern Thought, also published by SUNY Press, Coward’s books include Bhartrhari, Sphota Theory of Language, Studies in Indian Thought, and Pluralism: Challenge to World Religions.
Julius J. Lipner is University Lecturer in the Comparative Study of Religion in the University of Cambridge; he is also Fellow of St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He is the author of The Face of Truth: A Study of Meaning and Metaphysics in the Vedantic Theology of Ramanuja, also published by SUNY Press.
Katherine K. Young is Chair of the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University.
In this thoroughly revised and substantially enlarged second edition, students of Hinduism will find more coverage of the debate about Hindu origins, the nature and practice of Hindu worship, the role of women, the scope of dharma and morality, Hindu philosophical thought and the use of reason, and the way caste functions.
Coward’s retrospective, while not a history as such, documents information from his varied experience and wide network of colleagues that is essential for a future formal history of the discipline. His story is both personally engaging and richly informative about the development of the field.