International Journal of Hindu Studies (2017) 21:237–241 DOI 10.1007/s11407-017-9209-x REVIEW ARTICLE Comparing Comparisons: Hindu Philosophy, Texts, and Science in Multireligious Contexts Rita S. Biagioli Published online: 27 June 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 Richard Cimino, Mystical Science and Practical Religion: Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh Discourse on Science and Technology. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. Alexus McLeod, Understanding Asian Philosophy: Ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita. New York: Bloomsbury, Ithamar Theodor and Zhihua Yao, eds., Brahman and Dao: Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. In academic scholarship, while comparison is a common mode of analysis, it is important to remember that any such comparison should, ideally, not only highlight the details of each work or subject in question, but it should also bring to the forefront some greater argument beyond that comparison. This review itself serves as a comparison of three volumes and so is not exempt from this stipulation. Each of these three books compares aspects of other religions to Hinduism, but each does so in a signiﬁcantly differing mode: Mystical Science and Practical Religion provides an ethnographic study comparing Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs in America; Understanding
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