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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 ...

Diaspora Hinduism

Frank Korom

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Diaspora Hinduism Introduction The study of global diasporas has grown considerably over the past thirty years. The interest in studying di...

Digital Hinduism

Juli Gittinger

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Digital HinduismIntroductionAnthony Giddens has described globalization as an “intensification” and “compression” of time and space—nowhere is this mo...


Emily T. Hudson

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-09-27

DraupadīIntroductionDraupadī is the central heroine of the classical Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata, which tells the tale of a fratricidal war between ...


Bihani Sarkar

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

DurgāIntroductionDurgā—goddess of war; slayer of demons; bestower of victory; savior in dangers; keeper of sacred Order; guardian of fortresses; dispe...


Andrea Diem

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

EckankarIntroductionPaul Twitchell (b. 1909–d. 1971) officially founded Eckankar in 1965. However, a couple of years prior he had published several ar...

Ecology in Hinduism

Christopher Key Chapple, Pankaj Jain

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Ecology in HinduismIntroductionThe contemporary problems of environmental degradation have not gone unnoticed by adherents and scholars of the Hindu f...

Education and Hinduism

Nita Kumar

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Education and HinduismIntroductionWe may approach the topic “Education and Hinduism” through two overlapping perspectives. In the first, we would take...


Jon Keune

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

EknāthIntroductionEknāth (Ekanāth, Ekanātha) was a Brahmin saint-poet and vernacular intellectual who lived in mainly in the town of Paiṭhaṇ (known in...

Epics, Vernacular Oral

Aditya Malik

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Vernacular Oral Epics Introduction Vernacular oral epics occur in local and regional contexts all over the Indian subcontinent, engaging a ran...

Epistemology (Pramāṇas)

Matthew R. Dasti, Malcolm Keating

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Epistemology (Pramāṇas)IntroductionIn classical Hindu philosophy and classical Indian thought more generally, questions of epistemology, rationality, ...


Amod Lele

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Ethics Introduction All attempts to discuss “ethics in Hinduism” should proceed with caution, because neither of these terms had any indigenou...

European Constructions

Robert A. Yelle, Joydeep Bagchee, Lorenz Trein

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

European ConstructionsIntroductionThe phrase “European constructions of Hinduism” is one that has acquired meaning only since the late 20th century, i...

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