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Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Author: Denise Cush; Catherine A Robinson; Michael York
Publisher: Abingdon [England] : Routledge, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains entries reflecting recent advances in scholarship which have raised new theoretical and methodological issues as well as identifying new areas of study which have not been addressed previously.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xlii, 1,086 p.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Cush; Catherine A Robinson; Michael York
ISBN: 9781780343617 1780343612
OCLC Number: 764567603
Notes: A-Z.
Description: 1 online resource (1031 entries) : 3 images, digital files
Contents: Abhinav Bharat Society; Abhinavagupta; Abortion; Aditi; Advaita; Aesthetics; Agastya; Agni; Ahalya; Ahamkara; Ahimsa; Airavata; Aiyanar; Akhil Bharatiya Sadhu Samaj; Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti; Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad; Alakha; Alakshmi; Almsgiving/dana; Alvar; Amaravati; Anand Marg; Anandamayi Ma; Anasuya; Angiras; Anna-prashana (first solid food); Annapurna; Antah-karana; Antal or Andal; Antyeshti (funeral); Apasmara; Apsaras; Aranyakas; Aranyakas; Architecture; Ardhanishvara; Arjuna; Arnold, E.; Art; Artha; Arthashastra; Artha-vada?; Arti; Arundhati; Arya Samaj; Aryabhata; Aryaman; Asana ; Asceticism/tapas; Ashram; ashramas [general entry]; Ashtanga Yoga; Ashvalayana; Ashvins; Asiatick Researches; Asiatick Society of Bengal/Royal Asiatic Society; Astika/nastika; Astika/nastika; Asuniti; Asura; Atman; Atmaram Panderung; Atri; Aurobindo Ghose/Shri Aurobindo; Auroville; authority e.g. scriptures, gurus, priests, scholars, tradition etc. [general entry]; Avatara (Ten, Twenty-Four, Thrity-Nine) including Matsya, Ekasringa, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Krishna and Kalki, as well as amshavatara and purnavatara; Ayodhya; Ayurveda; Badarayana; Badarayana; Bal Gangadhar Tilak; Bal Thackeray; Balak Das; Balambika; Balarama; Balarama; Bali; Ban on widow remarriage; Bankim Chandra Chatterjee; Basava; Basham, A.L.; Bauls; Besant, Annie; Bhagavad-Gita; Bhagavatas; Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh/Osho; Bhajan; Bhakti (as path); Bhakti movement; Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati; Bharat Dharma Mahamandala; Bharati; Bharati, A.; Bharatiya Janata Party; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; Bhasa; Bhatrihari; Bhattaji Dikshita; Bhavagupta; Bhedabheda/Dvaitadvaita; Bhikshu; Bhima; Bhima Bhoi; Bhimrao Ram Ambedkar; Bhishma; Bhuta; Biardeau, M.; Bijoy Krishna Goswami; Bindu; Bir Devi; Blavatsky, Madame Helena; Blood sacrifice; Books, comics, newspapers & magazines; Brahm Shankar Misra; Brahma; Brahma Kumaris; Brahma Sutras; Brahmacarya; Brahman; Brahman; Brahmanas; Brahmanas; Brahman-atman; Brahmanism; Brahmo Samaj; Brihaspati; Brockington, J.; Buddhism's Relationship with Hinduism; Buhler, G.; Burnouf, E.; Caitanya; Calendar including seasons (ritu) & months (masa); Candidas; caste [general entry]; Castration & eunuchs; Celibacy; Chandas; Chaudhuri, N.; Child marriage; Chittrai; Chuda Karana (tonsure); Coeurdoux, G.L.; Consecration (abhimantara, abhisheka); Contemporary Movements ???; Contraception; Conversion; Coomaraswamy, A.; cosmogony [general entry]; cosmology including the world egg and other models of the universe, worlds, heavens, netherworlds & hells [general entry]; Courtesans; Dada Lekhraj; Dadoba Panderung; Dakini; Daksha; Dalits/oucastes/untouchables/pancama/ harijans; Dance; Darshana; Dasarajna; Dasgupta, S.; Dashahra/Dussehra; Dasharatha; Dattatreya; Day of Brahma; de Nobili, R.; Debendranath Tagore; Deccan Educational Society; deities, gods and goddesses [general entry]; Deussen, P.; Deutsche Morgenlandische Gesellschaft; Dev Samaj; Devadasis; Devaki; Devi Mahatmya; Dhanurveda; Dharma; Dharmashastras; Dhenu; Dhonde Kehav Karve; Dikpalas; Diksha; Divali; Divination; Divine Light Mission/Premis; Divorce; Domestic altars (worship at); domestic and family deities; Doniger, W.; Dow, A.; Dowry; Dowry death; Drama; Draupadi; Drona; Dubois, J.A.; Dumont, L.; Duperron, A.; Durga/Amba; Durgapuja/Navratri; Dvaita; Dvaraka; Dvija/dvijati/twice-born; Dyaus Pitar; Eck, D.; Edgerton, F.; Education; Eidlitz, W.; Elements/bhutas (prithivi, apas, vayu, agni, akasha); Eliade, M.; Emerson, R.W.; ethics [general entry]; Euthanasia; Farquhar, J.N.; Fasting; Feminism; festivals/utsava [general entry]; Fillozat, J.; Film; Fire/Homa /Agnihotra; Foeticide ; Food (cf. festivals, caste etc.); Forms of marriage (or of getting a wife): Brahma; Arsha; Daiva; Gandharva; Asura; Rakshasa; Paishaca; Asura; Frauwallner, E.; Gana; Ganapatyas; Gandhari; Gandharva; Gandharvaveda; Gandhi Jayanti; Ganesha; Ganeshacaturthi; Ganga; Ganga Dasahara; Gangesha Upadhyaya;
Responsibility: edited by Denise Cush, Catherine Robinson, Michael York.

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