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June McDaniel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

December 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology of Religion; Hinduism. 9294 words.

Emotion is viewed in both positive and negative ways in the Hindu religious and philosophical traditions. In those traditions that are more ascetic and emphasize mental control, emotions...

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Louis Dumont

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Social Sciences.


A French anthropologist, the appearance of whose essay, ‘World Renunciation in Indian Religions’ (1959; English trans. 1960), followed by his monumental study of the...

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Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Sociology.

An English word derived from paṟaiyār, a South Indian term for a group of outcastes or untouchables.

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