The Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies

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Jessica Frazier
A&C Black, Jan 16, 2014 - Religion - 424 pages
Originally published as The Continuum Companion to Hindu Studies, this Companion offers the definitive guide to Hinduism and study in this area. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Specially commissioned essays from an international team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and, valuably, how the various topics intersect through detailed reading paths. Featuring a series of indispensible research tools, including a detailed list of resources, chronology and diagrams summarizing content, this is the essential tool for anyone working in Hindu Studies.
 

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Contents

New Visions of Hinduism Recognizing Complexity Hindu Diversity
1
Chapters and Reading Paths Study of Hinduism Methods Disciplines History
16
3 The History of Hindu Studies Indias Indigenous Study of Hinduism
33
Articles on Key Themes Hindu Cosmologies Angelika Malinar
60
From Manuscripts to Fieldwork Research Methodologies in Hindu Studies
200
Local Traditions The Northwest Rajasthan Gujarat and the Punjab
254
Issues and Debates Women and Gender
285
Reading Lists Sites and Resources Chronology
344
Bibliography
361
Index
401
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Jessica Frazier is Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, UK, and is the author of Seeing is Believing: Caravaggio's Incredulity of St Thomas, in Art and Truth (forthcoming, Syracuse University Press).

Gavin Flood is Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and the author of An Introduction to Hinduism (CUP 2004).

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