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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 ...

Children and Childhood in Hinduism

Nita Kumar

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Children and Childhood in HinduismIntroductionThe importance of the child in Hinduism cannot be emphasized enough and must be addressed at several lev...

Christianity, Hinduism and

Chad Bauman, Arun W. Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, Michelle Voss Roberts

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Hinduism and Christianity Introduction Christian communities have existed in India since at least the 4th century ce, the likely result of rel...

Classes of Beings

Danielle Feller, Chiara Policardi

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Classes of BeingsIntroductionBesides gods, men, and beasts, Hinduism, including its earlier phase Vedism, contains a whole array of semidivine beings....

Comparative Study of Hinduism

Ankur Barua

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Comparative Study of HinduismIntroductionThe comparative study of Hinduism encompasses three broad forms of conceptual enquiry, cultural imagination, ...

Consciousness and Cognition

Sangeetha Menon

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Consciousness and CognitionIntroductionThe concepts of consciousness and cognition are central to Hindu philosophy. The major concepts that are relate...


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 ...


Luis González-Reimann

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Cosmology Introduction This article deals with Hinduism’s views of the spatial structure and organization of the world as well as the world’s t...

Dalits and Hinduism

Joel Lee, Kripanand Roy Komanapalli

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-03-23

Dalits and HinduismIntroductionThe vexed question of the relationship of Dalits to Hinduism provokes a range of responses depending on framing and dis...

Dance and Hinduism

Katherine Zubko

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Dance and HinduismIntroductionDance is a central practice in Hinduism across a variety of contexts, mythological narratives, and time periods. Gods su...


Ariel Glucklich

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Death Introduction Like every other religion, Hinduism has treated the subject of death as one of the major concerns of human life, both as an ...

Defining Hinduism

Laurie Patton

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Defining Hinduism Introduction The terms “Hinduism” and “Hindu” are notoriously difficult to define, and partly because of this ambiguity these...


Danielle Feller

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Deities Introduction Traditionally, the Hindu pantheon is supposed to consist of thirty-three gods (most commonly termed devas in Sanskrit): “...

Democracy in India

Rajeshwari Deshpande, Suhas Palshikar

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Democracy in IndiaIntroductionScholarly interest in India’s democratic politics has shifted from curiosity and skepticism to robust comparisons and po...

Devī Māhātmya

Raj Balkaran

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-01-12

Devī MāhātmyaIntroductionThe Sanskrit narrative text Devī Māhātmya—“The greatness of the Goddess” (also known as Durgā Saptaśatī and Caṇḍī Pāṭha, henc...


Alf Hiltebeitel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Dharma Introduction Dharma is a term distinctive to South Asian civilization. It is a concept that dictates appropriate behaviors necessary to ...

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