Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

14. Has Hinduism Changed Since its Creation?

Hinduism in Five Minutes - Steven W Ramey

Steven W Ramey [+-]
University of Alabama
Steven W. Ramey is a Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, where he also directs the Asian Studies Program. His specialty is in contemporary issues surrounding identifications in India, which he addresses in his book Hindu, Sufi, or Sikh (Palgrave 2008), where he analyzes specifically the practices and contested definitions of communities identified as Sindhi Hindus. He has extended this analysis to reflect on issues in the academic and public discourse surrounding the category religion and issues of identifications in the United States and other contexts.


What we call Hinduism today has continually changed, like all religions. This essay considers the difficulty answering this question, as it depends on determining what counts as the point of creation, but change has been so common that each change becomes another potential point of creation.

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Ramey, Steven. 14. Has Hinduism Changed Since its Creation?. Hinduism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 47-49 Aug 2022. ISBN 9781800502406. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41681. Date accessed: 30 Sep 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41681. Aug 2022

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