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Hrsg. v. Knut A. Jacobsen unter Mitwirkung v. Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar und Vasudha Narayanan


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Umfassendes, interdisziplinäres Standardnachschlagewerk mit rund 400 namentlich gekennzeichneten Beiträgen von internationalen Fachwissenschaftlern zum Hinduismus. Abgedeckt werden u.a. die Bereiche Geschichte, Formen, Glaubensrichtungen, Lehren, Ethik und Soziologie des Hinduismus. Karten und Abbildungen ergänzen das Nachschlagewerk.
Der Online-Ausgabe liegt die seit 2009 erscheinende, auf 5 Bände geplante Printausgabe, hrsg. v. Knut A. Jacobsen unter Mitwirkung v. Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar und Vasudha Narayanan zugrunde.

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

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Brill Academic Publishers

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Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism presents the latest research on all the main aspects of the Hindu traditions. Its essays are original work written by the world's foremost scholars on Hinduism. The encyclopedia aims at a balanced and even-handed view of Hinduism, recognizing the divergent perspectives and methods in the academic study of a religion that is both an ancient historical tradition and a flourishing tradition today. The encyclopedia embraces the greatest possible diversity, plurality, and heterogeneity, thus emphasizing that Hinduism encompasses a variety of regional traditions as well as a global world religion. Presenting the same heralded original essays and research from thematic print edition, Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online is now available in a fully searchable, dynamic digital format.

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism is part of the Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section 2: South Asia (HO2), which publishes scholarly reference works, bibliographies, and research tools pertaining to the political, economic, social, linguistic, and religious history of the Indian subcontinent.


The online reference currently includes volume I of ultimately five volumes presenting articles under the following headings:

- Volume I: Regions and the Regional Traditions, Sacred Space and Time, Gods, Goddesses, and Divine Powers

- Volume II: Sacred Texts and Languages, Ritual Traditions, Arts, Concepts

- Volume III: Society, Religious Specialists, Religious Traditions, Philosophy

- Volume IV: Historical Perspectives, Poets, Teachers, and Saints, Relation to Other Religions and Traditions, Hinduism and Contemporary Issues

- Volume V: Religious Symbols, Hinduism and Migration: Contemporary Communities outside South Asia, Some Modern Religious Groups and Teachers
- Volume VI Indices

Features and Benefits

- Keyword and full-text search options

- Navigate extensive hyperlinked cross-references

- Consult a comprehensive index of approximately 20,000 terms, concepts, and personal and place names accompanied by short explanations

- View rich illustrations, maps, and photographs

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