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edited by Knut A. Jacobsen (editor-in-chief) ; associate editors, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan.

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Names: Jacobsen, Knut A., | Basu, Helene. | Malinar, Angelika. | Narayanan, Vasudha.
Published: Leiden ; Brill, 2009-2015.
Series: Handbuch der Orientalistik. Zweite Abteilung, Indien ; 22 Bd.
Topics: Hinduism - Encyclopedias. | Hinduismus.
Genres: Encyclopedias.
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505 0 |av. 1. Regions, pilgrimage, deities -- v. 2. Sacred texts, ritual traditions, arts, concepts -- v. 3. Society, religious specialists, religious traditions, philosophy -- v. 4. Historical perspectives; poets, teachers, and saints; relation to other religions and traditions; Hinduism and contemporary issues -- v. 5. Religious symbols; Hinduism and migration: contemporary communities outside South Asia; Some modern religious groups and teachers -- v. 6. Index / associate editors: Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan.
520 |aBrill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a thematically organized encyclopedia, presenting the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. Its essays are original work written by the world's foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Hinduism, recognizing the divergent perspectives and methods in the academic study of a religion that is both an ancient historical tradition and a flourishing tradition today. Following a pluralistic approach, the encyclopedia embraces the greatest possible diversity, plurality, and heterogeneity. It thus emphasizes that Hinduism encompasses a variety of regional religious traditions, as well as a global world religion.
520 |a"Volume I of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism covers two main thematic fields. First it presents the regional traditions of Hinduism with articles on the Indian states and main regions of India and on historical regions outside of India. Here the reader will also find entries on sacred space and pilgrimage traditions, sacred time and festival traditions. The second thematic field concerns the various gods, goddesses and divine powers of Hinduism past and present."--Jacket.
520 |aVolume VI is a general index to the Encyclopedia and presents in addition a dozen articles that are missing from earlier volumes. Each concept term included in the general index is glossed and identified by language (Sanskrit, the Indic vernaculars, Persian, etc.). Moreover, the general index is divided into some two dozen categories, such as divinities, performance traditions, religious traditions, and poets/teachers/saints (the latter two further separated into pre-19th century and modern). With an estimated 25,000 entries, this index volume represents a valuable companion to the main-entry essays and an indispensable resource for all who study the history and structure of Hindu traditions.
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