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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...


Amanda Lucia

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

FestivalsIntroductionThe annual calendar for Hindus is punctuated with festivals; it is often said, “twelve months, thirteen festivals” or similarly “...

Film, Hinduism In

William Elison

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Hinduism in Film Introduction The subject of Hinduism in film is marked by novelty, in two senses. First, while the embrace by Hindus of visua...

Galtā Monastery

Monika Horstmann

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Galtā MonasteryIntroductionGaltā is a religious site lying in a gorge about ten kilometers to the east of the old (walled) city of Jaipur in Rajasthan...

Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand

Veena Howard

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Mohandas Karamchand GandhiIntroductionMohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869–30 January 1948) is internationally known for his leadership in India...


Greg Bailey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Gaṇeśa Introduction Gaṇeśa, also called Gaṇapati and Vināyaka, is one of the most popular gods in contemporary India and one of the most well ...


Kelly D. Alley, Georgina Drew

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Ganga Introduction The Ganga (or Ganges) River is iconic in Hindu philosophy, myth, and ritual and also in ecological sciences and climate chan...

Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism

Ravi M. Gupta

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism Introduction The Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava tradition, also known as Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism, began in Bengal with Kṛṣṇa Caitanya in the ...

Gender and Sexuality

Anna Pokazanyeva

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Gender and Sexuality Introduction Sexuality is a famously fraught term, constituting some nebulous and temporarily unified intersection of bio...

Geography of Hinduism

Alf Hiltebeitel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Geography of Hinduism Introduction The classification of contemporary “world religions” into the two categories of missionary religions (Budd...

German Indology

Joydeep Bagchee

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

German Indology Introduction “Indology” is the generic title of a group of disciplines concerned with the study of India. The terms “Indolog...

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