Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Cush, D, Robinson, C and York, M, eds. (2007) Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780700712670


This encyclopedia includes more ethnographic and contemporary material in contrast to the exclusively textual and historical approach of earlier works.

Item Type: Book

Catherine Robinson and Denise Cush edited the Routledge Encyclopedia of Hinduism, together with Michael York from 2001-4 and with Lynn Foulston of the University of Wales, Newport from 2004-2007. This major project involved 114 international scholars and produced a volume with over 900 entries, ranging in size from brief entries to 5,000 word articles. In addition to standard material required by students, the editors sought to incorporate the latest scholarship, including in the areas of the history of scholarship, popular and vernacular traditions, non-orthodox groups and new religious movements, the impact of print, visual and electronic media, the relevance of Hindu beliefs and values for ethical judgments and political and social issues, and the significance of women both as religious agents and as researchers. Four of the five members of the university department (Cush, Reid-Bowen, Robinson and York) contributed entries to the volume, and Deegalle assisted in locating Sri Lankan scholarship.

Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 15:41
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2023 13:19
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/2756
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