A Dictionary of Hinduism
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A Dictionary of Hinduism  -     By: W.F. Johnson
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Title: A Dictionary of Hinduism
By: W.F. Johnson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.13 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0198610262
ISBN-13: 9780198610267
Stock No: WW610267

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This authoritative dictionary covers all aspects of Hinduism, including practices, festivals, beliefs, gods, sacred sites, languages, and religious texts--everything from Tantra to temples, from bhakti to Divali. The most wide-ranging dictionary of its kind, it features 2,800 clear, concise, up-to-date, and fully cross-referenced entries, including many biographical entries for key thinkers, teachers, and scholars. Its detailed appendices include maps, a useful pronunciation guide, a chronology, a list of principal sources, suggestions for further reading, and links to relevant websites. With accurate and easy-to-understand 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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William Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University.

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