A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Paperback)

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From the classical to the contemporary, this is a comprehensive, systematic and accessible encyclopedia of the phenomenon known as 'Hinduism'. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the religion and its texts, Klostermaier presents the theoretical and practical aspects of Hinduism that render this most ancient of religions a living faith. The encyclopedia features the major systems of Hindu thought, covers figures from Manu to Gandhi and includes locations from Ramesvaram, on the southernmost tip of India, to the Himalayas in the north. Written with assurance, learning, sympathy and insight, this is an invaluable reference for students, adherents of the religion and those unfamiliar with this diverse world faith.

About the Author


Klaus K. Klostermaier, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada.

Praise For…


"this encyclopaedia... is a big treasury of literature about the religion"
— Amar Deep Hindi Weekly

"Encyclopaedias are not always interesting but this is one of the exceptions"
— RE Today/Resource/BJRE

"attractive, comprehensive, easy to read, and hard to put down."
— Hindu–Christian Studies Bulletin


Product Details
ISBN: 9781851681754
ISBN-10: 1851681752
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication Date: November 1st, 1998
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Concise Encyclopedia of World Faiths