A Dictionary of Hinduism / Edition 1

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Overview


This new authoritative dictionary covers all aspects of Hinduism,including practices, festivals, beliefs, gods, sacred sites, languages, and religious texts. Almost 2,800 entries cover everything from Tantra to temples, from bhakti to Divali. The most wide-ranging dictionary of its kind, this brand new AZ also contains biographical entries for key thinkers, teachers, and scholars. All entries are clear, concise, up to date, and fully cross-referenced. Detailed appendices include maps, pronunciation guide, a chronology, principal sources and further reading, and useful websites that will be kept up to date on the books companion website. With clear and concise definitions that cover everything from the origins of the religion to Hinduism in the modern world, this dictionary is essential for students and teachers of Hinduism, theology, Asian studies, or philosophy, as well as the related disciplines of history, sociology, and anthropology. It is also a valuable source of information for all practicing Hindus and for anyone with an interest in Indian religions and culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198610250
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 3.40 (d)

Meet the Author

W. J. Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Cardiff University. He has translated and written introductions and notes for the Oxford World Classics series, including for The Bhagavad Gita. He has contributed to Longman's Dictionary of Contemporary Religions: A World Guide and has been a consultant on Asian religions in the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. He has also published a book (Harmless Souls) and various articles on the ancient Indian religion of Jainism.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Note to the Reader

A Dictionary of Hinduism 1

Maps

India: States, State Capitals, and Union Territories 367

Northern and Western India: showing some major Hindu pilgrimage centres and other sites of religious significance 368

Central and Southern India: showing some major Hindu pilgrimage centres and other sites of religious significance 369

Chronology 370

Pronunciation Guide 374

Principal Sources and Further Reading 376

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