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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...

Bengal and Surrounding Areas, Hinduism in

Rebecca Manring

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Hinduism in Bengal and Surrounding Areas Introduction Bengal constitutes the geographic region bounded on the north by the Himalayan range and...

Bhagavad Gita

Simon Brodbeck

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Bhagavad Gita Introduction The Bhagavad Gita is one of the supreme works of Sanskrit and indeed of all world literature. It is the most well-...

Bhagavad Gita in Modern India

Sanjay Palshikar, Gangeya Mukherji

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Bhagavad Gita in Modern IndiaIntroductionThe Bhagavad Gita has a special place in the intellectual and political history of modern India. The period f...

Bhagavad-Gita and Bhakti-yoga

Shyam Ranganathan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Bhagavad-Gita and Bhakti-YogaIntroductionDisagreements about ethics, morality, or dharma (as described in the South Asian tradition) are disagreements...


Elizabeth Chalier-Visuvalingam

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Bhairava Introduction Bhairava, literally “the terrifying,” hence the god of terror, has intrigued students of South Asian religion because of...


Tracy Coleman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Bhakti Introduction The Sanskrit term “bhakti” is generally translated as “devotion” and refers to a variety of Hindu traditions in which dev...

Bhakti and Christian Missions

Arun W. Jones

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Bhakti and Christian MissionsIntroductionBoth bhakti and Christian missions have a long history in India, dating back to the beginning of the Common E...

Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī

Ferdinando Sardella

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-10-27

Bhaktisiddhānta SarasvatīIntroductionSwami Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Prabhupāda (b. 1874–d. 1937) was a Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava guru and preceptor of the Ben...

Bhārat Mātā

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Bhārat MātāIntroductionBhārat Mātā (a Sanskrit phrase that literally translates as “India Mother”) is also widely known across India as “Mother India....

Biardeau, Madeleine

Silvia D'Intino

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Madeleine BiardeauIntroductionMadeleine Biardeau (b. 1922–d. 2010) was a French Indologist and an expert in Indian philosophy and religion. She starte...

Body, The

Gavin Flood

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

The Body Introduction The body has been a central concern for Indian religions and philosophies, on the one hand being given a positive evalua...

Brahma Kumaris

Tamasin Ramsay

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Brahma KumarisIntroductionThe Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya (Brahma Kumaris) is categorized three ways by scholars: as a millenarian New R...


Tony K. Stewart

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Caitanya Introduction The biographical tradition dedicated to the Hindu god-man Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (or Krishna Chaitanya, born Viśvambhara Miśra, ...


Klaus Klostermaier

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

Calendar Introduction The Indian name of the Hindu calendar is Pañcāngam (“five limbs”). It is of utmost practical importance for Hindus to de...


Ramkrishna Bhattacharya

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

CārvākaIntroductionAlthough Cārvāka is a proper name, the Cārvāka, also called Lokāyata, has been used as the generic name for all schools and doctrin...


Christophe Jaffrelot

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Caste Introduction Caste is one of the key concepts of Indian civilization. It gives the civilization most of its sociocultural distinctiveness...

Castes, Merchant

David Rudner

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Merchant CastesIntroductionThe South Asian trading world that gave birth to merchant castes extends back in time to the Indus Valley Civilization and ...

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