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Encyclopedia of Hinduism (In 11 Volumes)

 
Kapil Kapoor (Editor)
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Rupa Publications and India Heritage Research Foundation bring to you a comprehensive guide to one of the world’s oldest, richest and most diverse faiths – Hinduism. A modest attempt to share with you information and knowledge about the various aspects of multifaceted religion. The Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a fountainhead of spiritual knowledge Contains information about the theory and practice of Sanatana Dharma, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Meant for people of all ages and across regions. Full-color illustrations A ready guide for all those who want to know about the culture and traditions of Aryavarta.

The Encyclopedia will provide a better understanding of Hindu traditions, deepen inter-cultural dialogue and serve as a standard reference for students, teachers, seekers and anyone interested in the world’s oldest living tradition. The Encyclopedia will include approximately 7000 articles, ranging in length from 250 to over 5000 words, covering the depth and breadth of Hindu culture, tradition and civilization. The articles span twelve main subject areas: art, Hinduism in global context, history, historiography and geography, language and literature, philosophy, polity, religion and spirituality, sciences, social institutions and movements, spiritual disciplines, scholarship in Hindu studies and role of Hindu women.

Extensively researched & documented. Authentic, authoritative & illuminating. 12 main subject areas, 11 Volumes. 7500 original entries.Approx. 6 million words.Thousands of Illustrations. Cross referenced. Complete Index & Glossary. A product of the cooperative research of more than 1000 international scholars of Hinduism.

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About the author

Kapil Kapoor

Kapil Kapoor (b. 1940) is Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English, and Concurrent Professor, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was Dean of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, from 1997-1999 and Rector of the University from 1999-2002. His teaching and research interests include literary and linguistic theories - both Indian and Western, philosophy of language, nineteenth century British life, literature and thought, and Indian intellectual traditions. He has been lecturing on these themes and has written extensively on them. He has been teaching for almost forty-five years now. Literary Theory - Indian Conceptual Framework (1998); Canonical Texts of Literary Criticism (1995); Language, Literature and Linguistics - The Indian Perspective (1994); and South Asian Love Poetry (1994) and Text and Interpretation in the Indian Tradition (2005)are among his publications.

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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopedia of Hinduism (In 11 Volumes)
Author Kapil Kapoor
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 9788129115881
length 6300p., Col. Illustrations; Glossary; Index; 28cm.