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Inscriptions, Early Historic

Meera Visvanathan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Early Historic Inscriptions Introduction The early history of Hinduism has often been understood through the prism of textual sources, beginni...

Mānava-Dharmaśāstra

Patrick Olivelle

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Mānava-Dharmaśāstra Introduction The Mānava-Dharmaśāstra (“Manu” for short) occupies a pivotal position in the long history of Dharmaśāstric t...

Mirabai

Nancy M. Martin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Mirabai Introduction Mirabai (also known as Meerabai, Mira, Meera) is the most well known of the women bhakti (Hindu devotional) saints of Ind...

Karma

Herman Tull

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Karma Introduction Karma is a central element of South Asian thought, and, as such, it has deeply influenced South Asian religious and so...

Mahābhārata

Simon Brodbeck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Mahābhārata Introduction The Mahābhārata is a vast array of narrative traditions in all varieties of media. It is also—and perhaps was origin...

Women in Hinduism

Perundevi Srinivasan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Women in HinduismIntroductionThis article attempts to map scholarly resources on the status, roles, and representations of women in Hinduism. The hist...

Cosmogony

Alf Hiltebeitel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Cosmogony Introduction Hinduism has numerous cosmogonies and no single or standard cosmogony. Earlier cosmogonies tend to supply pieces of later ...

Pārvatī

Ellen Goldberg

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Pārvatī Introduction Pārvatī (“daughter of the mountain,” also known as Umā) is considered one of the most beloved goddesses in the Hindu panth...

Gaṇeśa

Greg Bailey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Gaṇeśa Introduction Gaṇeśa, also called Gaṇapati and Vināyaka, is one of the most popular gods in contemporary India and one of the most well ...

Indian Medicine

Dominik Wujastyk

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Indian Medicine Introduction Contemporary India has what anthropologists such as Charles Leslie have termed a “pluralistic medical system” (s...

Rādhā

Heidi Pauwels

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Rādhā Introduction Rādhā is the foremost of the gopīs, or milkmaids, of Braj (Vraja), where Krishna (Kṛṣṇa) is believed to have grown up incog...

Amar Chitra Katha

Karline McLain

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Amar Chitra Katha Introduction Amar Chitra Katha is India’s first and most beloved comic book series. Founded by Anant Pai in 1967, it is also ...

Vedic Agni

Herman Tull

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Vedic Agni Introduction Agni is the Sanskrit word for “fire,” derived from an Indo-European root and related etymologically to the Latin ignis

Harivaṃśa

Simon Brodbeck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Harivaṃśa Introduction The Harivaṃśa collectively designates three books that the Sanskrit Mahābhārata calls khilas (supplements, complements,...

Popular and Folk Hinduism

Frank Korom

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Popular and Folk Hinduism Introduction As a number of scholars have noted, Hinduism is difficult to define because people tend to see it as...

Southeast Asia, Hinduism in

Elizabeth Fuller Collins

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Hinduism in Southeast Asia Introduction In the early centuries of the 1st millennium ce, Southeast Asia was at the hub of land and sea routes ...

Mahābhārata in Hindu Tradition

Pamela Lothspeich

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Mahābhārata in Hindu Tradition Introduction Epic tale, Hindu scripture, philosophical treatise, and national history, the Mahabharata ("the gr...

Sanskrit Grammar and Related Sciences

George Cardona

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sanskrit Grammar and Related Sciences Introduction Grammar associated with Sanskrit (saṁskṛta) has a long history in the Indian subcontinent. ...

Artha and Arthaśāstra

Timothy Lubin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Artha and Arthaśāstra Introduction The term artha has a wide range of meanings in Sanskrit—aim, purpose, motive; object; goods, wealth; int...

Hinduism and Buddhism

Greg Bailey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Hinduism and Buddhism Introduction Buddhism and Hinduism were never discrete religio-cultural systems, even if they are often taken as such. Mo...

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