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A Dictionary of Hinduism

W. J. Johnson

May 2010

ISBN: 9780198610267

416 pages
Paperback
198x129mm

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Price: £14.99

With almost 2,800 entries on all aspects of Hinduism, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary of its kind. It covers all the major Hindu practices, texts, beliefs, religious sites, and teachers over a period spanning 3,500 years. An invaluable first port of call for anyone seeking information about Indian religions and culture.

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With almost 2,800 entries on all aspects of Hinduism, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary of its kind. It covers all the major Hindu practices, texts, beliefs, religious sites, and teachers over a period spanning 3,500 years. An invaluable first port of call for anyone seeking information about Indian religions and culture.

  • Almost 2,800 clear, concise, and authoritative entries
  • The most wide-ranging dictionary of its kind: includes practices, festivals, beliefs, gods, sacred sites, languages, and religious texts
  • Biographical entries for key thinkers, teachers, and scholars
  • Entries cover a period of 3,500 years - from the religion's origin to Hinduism in the 21st century
  • Detailed appendices include maps, a chronology, a pronunciation guide, principal sources and further reading, and useful websites

About the Author(s)

W. J. Johnson, Cardiff University

Table of Contents

    Preface
    A-Z Dictionary
    Appendices
    Maps
    Further Reading
    Chronology
    Abbreviations
    Pronunciation Guide