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Ainslie T. Embree

Ainslie Thomas Embree was born in Nova Scotia and educated at Dalhousie University in Halifax and Columbia University. He taught Indian history at Columbia University from 1958 to 1969, and was also professor of history at Duke University. He was the President of the American Institute of Indian Studies. Embree retired in 1991.  Mr. Embree is the author of Charles Grant and British Rule in India and India’s Search for National Identity. He has been coeditor of several books, including Approaches to Asian Civilizations, Guide to Oriental Classics, and The Development of Civilization. With S. M. Ikram, Mr. Embree has written Muslim Civilization in India.

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The Hindu Tradition
Edited by Ainslie T. Embree and William Theodore de Bary
Vintage | Paperback | January 1972
$10.36/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-71702-9 (0-394-71702-3)

This book, compiled from basic Hindu writings, is an exploration of the essential meaning of the Hindu tradition, the way of thinking and acting that has dominated life in India for the last three thousand years. Selections from religious, literary and philosophic works are preceded by introductory material that summarizes historical... Read more





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