Dharma the hindu jain buddhist and sikh traditions of india veena r howard ed published by ib taurus london uk 2017 receiving the 2017 dharma academy of north america takshashila rajinder and jyoti gandhi book award for excellence in dharma studies if dharmas a good example is followed by scholars studying and. Religion in india is characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices india is a secular state with no state religion the indian subcontinent is the birthplace of four of the worlds major religions namely hinduism buddhism jainism and sikhism. Get this from a library dharma the hindu jain buddhist and sikh traditions of india veena r howard dharma is central to all the indigenous religious traditions of india which cannot adequately be understood apart from it often translated as ethics religion or religious law dharma . Once dharma dhamma and dharam seize the space usually occupied by religion then the dharmic traditions hindu and buddhist jain and sikh and south asian sufi can be appreciated for characteristics not predictably shared with the abrahamic religions and for continuities among themselves that might slip by unnoticed when the categories . It is a ranting polemic arguing for a perspective alien to both asian and western buddhist experience of the dharma which makes me wonder what the opinion of hindu jain and sikh practitioners is about the academic world religions style genre description provided in this book
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