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David Lawrence

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Abhinavagupta Introduction The polymathic Abhinavagupta (c. 950–1020 ce) was a pivotal figure in the histories of Hindu scholastic philosop...


Timothy Cahill

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Aesthetics Introduction The most successful attempt to frame a unified aesthetic for South Asia centers on the term rasa, used most extensivel...


Archana Venkatesan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Āḻvār Introduction Āḻvār refers to a group of twelve Vaishnava poet-saints from Tamil-speaking South India who lived between the 6th an...

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 ...


Archana Venkatesan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Āṇṭāḷ Introduction Āṇṭāḷ is the epithet of the 9th-century Tamil female Vaishnava poet named Kōtai. She is the author of two major mystical po...


Adam Hardy

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Architecture Introduction Even without considering the vexed question of defining Hinduism, to define “Hindu architecture” is problematic becau...


Ellen Goldberg

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ardhanārīśvara Introduction As the androgynous aspect par excellence of the great pan-Indian god Śiva, Ardhanārīśvara (“the lord who is half w...

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; intent...

Asiatic Society of Bengal

Kathryn S. Freeman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Asiatic Society of BengalIntroductionComposed of British scholars known as the Orientalists, the Asiatic Society of Bengal introduced England to India...


Timothy Lubin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

ĀśramaIntroductionThe concept of āśrama is one of the most often cited features of Hindu doctrine on how one should live one’s life. According to the ...


Hugh Urban

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-01-12

AssamIntroductionAssam constitutes the region of northeast India bounded by the modern nations of Bangladesh and Bhutan, as well as by the Indian stat...


Martin Gansten

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Astrology Introduction The Indian “science of [celestial] lights” (jyotiḥśāstra; also jyotiṣa, jyautiṣa) is composed of gaṇita (calculation) a...

Astronomy and Mathematics

Kim Plofker

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Astronomy and MathematicsIntroduction“Astronomy” and “mathematics” are names of sciences in the Western intellectual tradition that have no exact coun...

Atharva Veda

Carlos Lopez

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Atharva Veda Introduction The Atharva Veda (or Atharvaveda, AV), the fourth Vedic collection and the second oldest Indian text, is distinguish...

Atheism and Rationalism in Hinduism

Johannes Quack, Stefan Binder

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Atheism and Rationalism in HinduismIntroductionThe Indian subcontinent is commonly depicted as a hallmark of religion and spirituality in public disco...


Olga Real-Najarro

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Aurobindo Introduction Sri Aurobindo, Aurobindo Ghose, Aurobindo Ackroyd Ghosh, Aurobindo, (b. 1872–d. 1950) was a spiritual leader and expone...


Tracy Coleman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

AvatāraIntroductionThe term avatāra is derived from the Sanskrit ava√tṝ cross down or descend, thus commonly referring to a god’s “descent” to earth, ...

Baba Padmanji

Deepra Dandekar

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Baba PadmanjiIntroductionBaba Padmanji Mulay (b. 1831–d. 1906) was a pioneer of Christian reform in 19th-century India. Originally from an elite, cons...

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya (Chatterji)

Amiya P. Sen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya (Chatterji)IntroductionIn 1894, in an obituary message that he wrote on the passing away of Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya...


Kristin Hanssen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

BāulsIntroductionBāuls live in the Bengali-speaking region in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Admired for their enigmatic songs performed to the rhythm of...

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