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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...

Bāuls

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...

Bhairava

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...

Bhakti

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...

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...

Caitanya

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, ...

Calendar

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...

Cārvāka

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...

Caste

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...

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