Dharma in Hinduism

@article{Hacker2006DharmaIH,
  title={Dharma in Hinduism},
  author={Paul W. Hacker},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  year={2006},
  volume={34},
  pages={479-496}
}
  • P. Hacker
  • Published 26 July 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
Hinduism is a label for the indigenous religion of India that orients itself toward the Veda, the sacred texts from the oldest Indo-Aryan period, without actually being Vedic in either its myth or ritual; the religion, that intends to cultivate and pass down the religious customs of the Aryas, but that nevertheless absorbed and created anew many things that did not belong to the original Ârya religion. The word Hinduism came into use only in the 19th century; it would be more correct… 

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