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Pedagogy for Religion

Parna Sengupta.

August 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 222 pages.

Offering a new approach to the study of religion and empire, this book challenges a widespread myth of modernity—that Western rule has had a secularizing effect on the non-West—by looking...

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The Life of Hinduism

Edited by John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan.

December 2006; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 337 pages.

This book presents Hinduism as a vibrant, truly “lived” religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, it begins its journey in the “new India” of Bangalore, India's...

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Bringing the Gods to Mind

Laurie Patton.

June 2005; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 304 pages.

This book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. The book takes a new look at mantra as “performed poetry” and in five...

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Encountering Kālī

Edited by Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey Kripal.

May 2003; p ublished online May 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 339 pages.

This book explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen—the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual...

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Zorba the Buddha

Hugh B. Urban.

January 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 264 pages.

This book is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho...

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Rig Veda

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

In Hinduism, the oldest and principal of the Vedas, composed in the 2nd millennium bc and containing a collection of hymns in early Sanskrit.

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Louis Renou

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(1896–1966)

A great and influential French Indologist, Renou held the chair in Sanskrit at the University of the Sorbonne, Paris, where he worked on a wide variety of topics,...

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renouncer

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

At its most inclusive, an English term used to designate anyone who has given up the householder (gṛhastha) life, and the values associated with it (encapsulated for the twice-born in the...

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Reṇukā

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

According to the Purāṇas and the Mahābhārata, the wife of Jamadagni and the mother of Paraśurāma; the latter beheads her to prove his obedience to his father, but then brings her back to...

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pūcāri

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A term used in South India for a non-Brahmin priest, serving a village temple and its deities, using vernacular mantras.

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