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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...


John Nemec

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Kashmir Introduction The Kashmir Valley of around the 9th to 12th centuries was, in many regards, the preeminent South Asian center for Sanskr...


Timothy Cahill

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Kāvya Introduction “Kāvya” is a Sanskrit term used to designate poetry variously characterized as classical, ornate, courtly, or stylized. To...

Kerala Hinduism

George Pati

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Kerala Hinduism Introduction Kerala, the southwesternmost state in peninsular India, is situated between the mountain ranges of the Western Gh...


Lynn Thomas

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Kingship ...


Deonnie Moodie

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Kolkata/CalcuttaIntroductionSome may ponder the relevance of an entry on “Kolkata” in a bibliography on Hinduism. By official accounts, this is not a ...

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