A Dictionary of Hinduism: Its Mythology, Folklore and Development 1500 B.C.-A.D. 1500, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Dictionary of Hinduism

Its Mythology, Folklore and Development 1500 B.C.-A.D. 1500, 1st Edition

By Margaret and James Stutley


390 pages

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‘Hinduism’ is a term often used to summarize the aspirations of the majority of the Indian people. But any simple definition of it is difficult, if not impossible. This is partly owing to the nuances of the Sanskrit language, in which many texts are written, and partly to the too literal interpretation of Hindu imagery and mythology that often veils its real significance. This book, first published in 1977, is an essential reference source that goes some way to clarifying the difficulties of understanding Hinduism.

Table of Contents

Preface. General Abbreviations and Symbols. Abbreviated Titles of Works Referred To. List of Romanized Sanskrit Characters in English Alphabetical Order. Introduction. Map of Ancient India. Dictionary. Bibliography. English Subjects and their Sanskrit Equivalents.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Hinduism

This collection comprises ten important volumes in the study of Hinduism. Written by leading authors, these works gather together Hindu religious practice, ethics and art to form an in-depth overview of the Hindu world. A Dictionary of Hinduism is a key work, as is the two-volume Hindu World. As a whole, they form an invaluable reference collection.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General