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the religious and social system of the Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism.
the Hinduism of the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads.
Historical Examples

The Round Towers of Ireland Henry O’Brien
Pedagogics as a System Karl Rosenkranz
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Optimism Helen Keller
The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
In Kali’s Country Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets
The Chautauquan, Vol. III, January 1883 The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
The Symbolism of Freemasonry Albert G. Mackey
In Kali’s Country Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets
The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies Robert Gordon Latham

noun (sometimes not capital)
the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism, characterized by diversified pantheism, the caste system, and the sacrifices and family ceremonies of Hindu tradition
the form of Hinduism prescribed in the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads


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