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Hinduism and Music

Eben Graves

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Hinduism and Music Introduction The breadth of issues and performance practices related to the sphere of music in Hindu traditions is wide ran...

Hinduism in Denmark

Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Hinduism in DenmarkIntroductionHindus in diaspora of Sri Lankan or Indian origin make up the most significant proportion of Hindus in Denmark, numberi...

Hinduism in Pakistan

Jürgen Schaflechner

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Hinduism in PakistanIntroductionThe Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a Muslim-majority country in western South Asia. In addition to Hindus, other non-...

Historical Traditions in Hindu Texts

Adam Bowles

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Historical Traditions in Hindu Texts Introduction “Hinduism has no sense of history,” or so it has been commonly thought in much of the schola...

Holy Persons

David Gordon White

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Holy Persons Introduction Given the fact that there is no term in Sanskrit or in the modern languages of South Asia that corresponds exactly ...

Homoeroticism in Hinduism

Ruth Vanita

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Homoeroticism in HinduismIntroductionHomoeroticism is represented in Hindu texts from the epic period (c. 500 bce–200 ce) onward. Same-sex relations a...


Chandreyi Basu

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Iconography Introduction At a basic level, iconography involves description, identification, and classification of artworks as a means of stu...

Indian Medicine

Dominik Wujastyk

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Indian Medicine Introduction Contemporary India has what anthropologists such as Charles Leslie have termed a “pluralistic medical system” (s...

Indo-European Religions

Alexis Pinchard

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Indo-European ReligionsIntroductionIndo-European religions does not mean the religion of the Indo-Europeans. The notion of Indo-European is essentiall...

Inscriptions, Early Historic

Meera Visvanathan

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Early Historic Inscriptions Introduction The early history of Hinduism has often been understood through the prism of textual sources, beginni...

ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness)

Kenneth Valpey

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Iskcon International Society for Krishna Consciousness Introduction The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) was founded i...

Islam, Hinduism and

Peter Gottschalk

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Hinduism and Islam Introduction For some observers, two religions could not be more distinct than Hinduism and Islam. As Westerners have repor...

Jainism, Hinduism and

Jonathan Geen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Hinduism and JainismIntroductionFor approximately 2,500 years, Hinduism and Jainism have coexisted in South Asia, leading to a long history of interac...

Jayadeva and the Gītagovinda

Jesse Knutson

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Jayadeva and the GītagovindaIntroductionThe Gītagovinda (Govinda in Song) is a highly celebrated Sanskrit song-poem by Jayadeva, a poet at the court o...

Jīva Gosvāmin

David Buchta

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Jīva GosvāminIntroductionJīva Gosvāmin (b. c. 1516–d. c. 1608 ce) was the most prolific theologian from the formative period of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava t...

Jyotirliṅga Tradition: Pilgrimage, Myth, and Art

Benjamin J. Fleming

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Jyotirliṅga Tradition: Pilgrimage, Myth, and ArtIntroductionA jyotirliṅga (“liṅga of light”) is one of the foremost ways that the deity Śiva has been ...


Noor van Brussel, Marianne Pasty-Abdul Wahid

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

KālīIntroductionThe goddess Kālī is as much at home in the pan-Indian Brahmanical pantheon as she is in local, regional, and popular forms of worship....

Kāma and Kāmaśāstra

Lee Siegel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Kāma and Kāmaśāstra Introduction The term kāma comes from the verbal root kam, meaning “to love, be in love with, or have sexual intercourse ...

Kāraikkāl Ammaiyār

Elaine Craddock

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Kāraikkāl AmmaiyārIntroductionKāraikkāl Ammaiyār, the “Mother/Woman from Kāraikkāl” in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was probably the f...


Herman Tull

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Karma Introduction Karma is a central element of South Asian thought, and, as such, it has deeply influenced South Asian religious and so...

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