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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Online Hinduism

Heinz Scheifinger.

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

June 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism; Religious Studies. 7213 words.

Technological change is a fundamental element of modernity, and an exploration of modern Hinduism must take seriously the role of technology in religious transformation. While the...

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Swaminarayan (BAPS) Identity Formation in Virtual Transnationalism

Andrew Kunze.

in Swaminarayan Hinduism

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 5386 words.

This chapter draws on fieldwork interviews in 2011 and 2012 to trace the ritual background, historical development, and contemporary effects of online darshan and other devotional practices...

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Edited by Tracy Coleman.

P ublished online January 2011 .

Research Guide. Subjects: Hinduism.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

Digital Hinduism

Juli Gittinger.

in Hinduism

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 5473 words.

Anthony Giddens has described globalization as an “intensification” and “compression” of time and space—nowhere is this more evident than on the Internet. Online, one experiences any number...


Shandip Saha.

in Hinduism

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 12735 words.

Vallabha or Vallabhācārya (b. 1479–d. 1531) was the founder of the theistic school of Vedānta known as Pure Non-Dualism or Śuddhādvaita Vedānta. Vallabha’s philosophy proclaimed Kṛṣṇa as...

Hinduism in Denmark

Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger.

in Hinduism

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 4422 words.

Hindus in diaspora of Sri Lankan or Indian origin make up the most significant proportion of Hindus in Denmark, numbering approximately 18,000–19,000 individuals out of a total population...


Glen Alexander Hayes.

in Hinduism

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 22486 words.

There has been a lively scholarly debate on the nature and origins of Hindu (and Buddhist) tantra since these diverse texts and traditions first came to the attention of colonial...


Olga Real-Najarro.

in Hinduism

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 12055 words.

Sri Aurobindo, Aurobindo Ghose, Aurobindo Ackroyd Ghosh, Aurobindo, (b. 1872–d. 1950) was a spiritual leader and exponent of yoga, politician and sage, scholar, mystic and prolific writer,...