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Hinduism

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As one of the world’s largest religions, Hinduism has become an increasingly important area of study today. Hinduism is related to all the major continuing and connected religions of India. About 80 per cent of India’s massive population regard themselves as Hindu, and there are approximately 30 million Hindus outside of India. The study of Hinduism is diverse—it combines religion, philosophy, history, and textual studies, as well as informing a variety of comparative studies. Because the field comprises so many varied aspects, research and scholarship is wide-reaching in its response to different interpretations. Much of this work has moved online so that students and researchers have ready access to key primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources. Rather than sifting through these ever-expanding mountains of information that may or may not yield relevant results, students and researchers alike can rely on Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism to offer a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.

 

Editor in Chief

Alf Hiltebeitel has taught and researched Hinduism since studying it at the University of Chicago under Mircea Eliade, J. A. B. van Buitenen, A. K. Ramanujan, and others. His publications and research have taken him back and forth between the Sanskrit Mahäbharata, India’s great epic, and fieldwork on the Tamil south Indian Draupadi cult. From this tandem project, his work branches out into related texts, most notably the Ramayana; other cults, including other Tamil Mahabharata cults and ones related to other regional Indian oral epics similar to the Draupadi cult Mahabharata; and into an attempt to understand the Indian concept of dharma. His current work incudes the following titles: Dharma (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2010); Reading the Fifth Veda: Studies in the Mahabharata, Essays by Alf Hitebeitel, Vol. 1, and When the Goddess Was a Woman: Mahabharata Ethnographies, Essays by Alf Hiltebeitel, Vol. 2 (Leiden: E. J. Brill, in press); and Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative (New York: Oxford University Press, in press).

 

 

STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Hunter College, CUNY
Joydeep Bagchee
Freie Universität Berlin
Colorado College
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FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

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FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

La Trobe University
Leiden University
Cardiff University
Loyola Marymount University
Colorado College
Luis González-Reimann
University of California, Berkeley
Cardiff University
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Boston University
Washington and Lee University
Duke University
Claremont-McKenna College
University of California Santa Barbara

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

David Lawrence
University of North Dakota
Archana Venkatesan
University of California, Davis
Karline McLain
Bucknell University
Archana Venkatesan
University of California, Davis
Adam Hardy
Cardiff University
Ellen Goldberg
Queen's University
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee School of Law
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee School of Law
Kim Plofker
Union College
Carlos Lopez
University of South Florida
Tracy Coleman
Colorado College
Simon Brodbeck
Cardiff University
Elizabeth Chalier-Visuvalingam
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tracy Coleman
Colorado College
Sumathi Ramaswamy
Duke University
Tony K. Stewart
Vanderbilt University
Christophe Jaffrelot
Centre for International Studies and Research
Danielle Feller
University of Lausanne
Alf Hiltebeitel
The George Washington University
Luis González-Reimann
University of California, Berkeley
Ariel Glucklich
Georgetown
Laurie Patton
Emory University
Danielle Feller
University of Lausanne
Alf Hiltebeitel
The George Washington University
Frank Korom
Boston University
Meera Visvanathan
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Christopher Key Chapple
Loyola Marymount University
Greg Bailey
La Trobe University
Kelly D. Alley
Auburn University
Georgina Drew
Ravi M. Gupta
College of William and Mary
Alf Hiltebeitel
The George Washington University
Perundevi Srinivasan
Claremont-McKenna College
Timothy Lubin
Washington and Lee School of Law
Simon Brodbeck
Cardiff University
Greg Bailey
La Trobe University
Chad Bauman
Butler University
Arun Jones
Emory University
Brian Pennington
Maryville College
Joseph Prabhakar Dayam
United Theological College
Michelle Voss Roberts
Wake Forest University
Peter Gottschalk
Wesleyan University
Jonathan Geen
University of Western Ontario
Rebecca Manring
Indiana university Bloomington
Jennifer B. Saunders
Fairfield University
Elizabeth Fuller Collins
Ohio University
Adam Bowles
The University of Queensland
David Gordon White
University of California Santa Barbara
Chandreyi Basu
St. Lawrence University
Dominik Wujastyk
University of Vienna
Kenneth Valpey
university of Oxford
Lee Siegel
University of Hawaii
Elaine Craddock
Southwestern University
Herman Tull
Princeton University
Timothy Cahill
Loyola University
George Pati
Valparaiso University
Lynn Thomas
Roehampton University
Tracy Coleman
Colorado College
Benjamin J. Fleming
University of Pennsylvania
Deepak Sarma
Case Western Reserve University
Simon Brodbeck
Cardiff University
Pamela Lothspeich
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patrick Olivelle
University of Texas at Austin
Perundevi Srinivasan
Claremont-McKenna College
Lindsey Harlan
Connecticut College
Nancy M. Martin
Chapman University
Ariel Glucklich
Georgetown
Karen Pechilis
Drew University
Ellen Goldberg
Queen's University
Christopher Key Chapple
Loyola Marymount University
James Lochtefeld
Carthage College
Christophe Jaffrelot
Centre for International Studies and Research
Frank Korom
Boston University
Frederick M. Smith
University of Iowa
Greg Bailey
La Trobe University
Greg Bailey
La Trobe University
Heidi Pauwels
University of Washington
Brian Collins
NC State University
Narasingha P. Sil
Western Oregon University
Martin Ganeri
Heythrop College
Simon Brodbeck
Cardiff University
David Gordon White
University of California Santa Barbara
Amiya P. Sen
Jamia Millia Islamia
Peter Bisschop
Leiden University
Mikel Burley
University of Leeds
Reid B. Locklin
University of Toronto
George Cardona
University of Pennsylvania
Paul B. Courtright
Emory University
Gavin Flood
University of Oxford
Ginni Ishimatsu
University of Denver
Peter Bisschop
Leiden University
June McDaniel
College of Charleston
Benjamin J. Fleming
University of Pennsylvania
Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
University of California at Berkeley
Matthew R. Dasti
Bridgewater State University
Catherine Clementin-Ojha
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
John Stratton Hawley
Barnard College
Alexander M. Dubyanskiy
Moscow State University
Archana Venkatesan
University of California, Davis
Glen Alexander Hayes
Bloomfield College
Laurie Patton
Emory University
Greg Bailey
La Trobe University
Vishwa Adluri
Hunter College, The City University of New York
Herman Tull
Princeton University
Aditya Malik
University of Canterbury
Douglas McGetchin
Florida Atlantic University
Perundevi Srinivasan
Claremont-McKenna College
David Gordon White
University of California Santa Barbara

FORTHCOMING ARTICLES

Aesthetics
Tim Cahill
Loyola University
Astrology
Martin Gansten
Aurobindo
Olga Real Najarro
Brahmanism
Joydeep Bagchee
Calendar
Klaus Klostermaier
University of Manitoba
Festivals
Ulrike Niklas
Food and Cuisine
Edeltraud Harzer
Gender and asceticism/Renunciation in Hinduism
Antoinette DeNapoli
German Indology
Joydeep Bagchee
Hinduism and Judaism
Kathryn McClymond
Georgia State University
Hinduism and the Greeks
Klaus Karttunen
University of Helsinki
Hinduism and the Shungas
Julia Shaw
History of Hinduism
Vishwa Adluri
The City University of New York
Indo-European Religions
Alexis Pinchard
CNRS
Kali
Rachel McDermott
Barnard College
Kashmir
John Nemec
University of Virginia
Mahadeviyakka
Robert Zydenbos
Merchant Castes
David Rudner
UCLA
Natyashastra
Natalia Lidova
Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences
Philosophical Approaches to Hinduism
Vishwa Adluri
The City University of New York
Rama
Vidyut Aklujkar
Rammohun Roy
Polly Hazarika
SNDT Women's University
Sacrifice
Kathryn McClymond
Georgia State University
Sanskrit
Saraju Rath
Leiden University
Sathya Sai Baba
Tulasi Srinivas
Emerson College
South Indian Deities
Sucharita Adluri
Cleveland State University
Varkaris
Aditya Malik
University of Canterbury
Vedas
Michael Witzel
Harvard University
Visnu
Sucharita Adluri
Cleveland State University
Vratyas
Edeltraud Harzer

GRADUATE STUDENT ARTICLE AWARD

The Oxford Bibliographies Graduate Student Article Award is an annual, invitation-only award that offers experienced doctoral candidates an opportunity to contribute to Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism, to draw attention to their work, and to add a peer-reviewed publication to their CVs. Invitation is by faculty nomination only. Nominations are now being accepted.

“Graduate students are by necessity deeply and critically engaged in the literature within emerging areas of research. This knowledge puts them in an ideal position to write for Oxford Bibliographies. I am particularly excited about the potential of this award as a pathway to including articles on cutting-edge topics, and I think it is an important acknowledgement of the significant contribution graduate students routinely make to the production of new scholarship.”

--Damon Zucca, Reference and Online Publisher, Oxford University Press

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