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Encyclopedia of Hinduism

This app provides a searchable, browsable version of "Encyclopedia of Hinduism" by A

This app provides a searchable, browsable version of "Encyclopedia of Hinduism" by A

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

by Thanh Nguyen
Encyclopedia of Hinduism
Encyclopedia of Hinduism
Encyclopedia of Hinduism

What is it about?

This app provides a searchable, browsable version of "Encyclopedia of Hinduism" by A. Jones and James D. Ryan.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

App Details

Version
1.0
Rating
NA
Size
17Mb
Genre
Reference Education
Last updated
October 3, 2016
Release date
October 3, 2016
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App Store Description

This app provides a searchable, browsable version of "Encyclopedia of Hinduism" by A. Jones and James D. Ryan.

As with most specialized works, some of the encyclopedia's major topics (for example, the Kama Sutra and Mahatma Gandhi) are also found in more general works. However, examples abound of lesser-known Hindu personalities and concepts that are not adequately covered elsewhere.

For instance, approximately one-fourth of the entries are biographical, covering more than 150 yogis, gurus, teachers, and saints. A significant portion of the volume's more than 70 black-and-white photographs accompany these biographical profiles.

More than a dozen geographical treatments are highlighted through some of the work's longer entries. Most notable are the entries for Africa, Bali, Scandinavia, Trinidad, and the U.S.

The encyclopedia functions, in part, as a glossary as well, defining many Hindu terms. Lesser-known concepts (e.g., Punya, or karmic merit) are explained in entries that are several sentences in length and include brief bibliographies.

Intermixed with the people, places, and technical terms are entries for festivals, deities, organizations, key sites, locations, and more. Jainism and Sikhism, two religious traditions with roots in Hinduism, also receive attention with frequent references. The encyclopedia opens with a full but concise introduction to Hinduism, followed by an 11-page Hindu chronology that covers the most notable events in the 3,000 years of Hindu history.

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