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Routledge Library Editions: Hinduism


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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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A Dictionary of Hinduism Its Mythology, Folklore and Development 1500 B.C.-A.D. 1500

A Dictionary of Hinduism: Its Mythology, Folklore and Development 1500 B.C.-A.D. 1500

1st Edition

By Margaret and James Stutley
November 15, 2020

‘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 ...

Christian and Hindu Ethics

Christian and Hindu Ethics

1st Edition

By Shivesh Chandra Thakur
November 15, 2020

Hinduism and Christianity are different in structure and approach – but have a great deal in common in matters relating to ethics. This book, first published in 1969, is the first systematic and detailed work which attempts to bring out both the differences and similarities. The author selects some...

Hindu World An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism. In Two Volumes. Volume I A-L

Hindu World: An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism. In Two Volumes. Volume I A-L

1st Edition

By Benjamin Walker
November 15, 2020

This work, first published in 1968, presents the fabulous world of Hinduism in its entirety in two volumes. It is the first general encyclopedia of Hinduism covering every major aspect of Hindu life and thought, embodying the results of modern scholarship yet not ignoring the traditional point of ...

Hindu World An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism. In Two Volumes. Volume II M-Z

Hindu World: An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism. In Two Volumes. Volume II M-Z

1st Edition

By Benjamin Walker
November 15, 2020

This work, first published in 1968, presents the fabulous world of Hinduism in its entirety in two volumes. It is the first general encyclopedia of Hinduism covering every major aspect of Hindu life and thought, embodying the results of modern scholarship yet not ignoring the traditional point of ...

Man in Search of Immortality Testimonials from the Hindu Scriptures

Man in Search of Immortality: Testimonials from the Hindu Scriptures

1st Edition

By Swami Nikhilananda
November 15, 2020

This book, first published in 1968, comprises five articles on the immortality of the soul. According to Hindu tradition this immortality cannot be proved by the scientific method of reasoning – it is based upon scriptural evidence and on the direct experience of enlightened souls. These articles ...

Religion in Practice

Religion in Practice

1st Edition

By Swami Prabhavananda
November 15, 2020

This book, first published in 1968, is a collection of twenty-five lectures by Swami Prabhavananda, the outstanding scholar and translator of Hindu scriptures. They present a direct and pragmatic approach to spiritual life, and a clear guide to Hinduism....

The Hindu View of Art

The Hindu View of Art

1st Edition

By Mulk Raj Anand
November 15, 2020

This book, first published in 1933, was the first text on the general Hindu attitude to art. It sums up under the wider title of the Hindu view of art all such considerations – religious, philosophic, sociological, aesthetic and technical – as might be helpful for the understanding of Indian art....

The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography

The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography

1st Edition

By Margaret Stutley
November 15, 2020

Indian art, increasingly popular in the west, cannot be fully appreciated without some knowledge of the religious and philosophical background. This book, first published in 1985, covers all aspects of Hindu iconography, and explains that its roots lie far back in the style of prehistoric art. The ...

The Loves of Krishna In Indian Painting and Poetry

The Loves of Krishna: In Indian Painting and Poetry

1st Edition

By W.G. Archer
November 15, 2020

This book, first published in 1957, was the first in English to provide a full and clear introduction to one of the most significant of Indian gods, and stresses his supreme role in Indian religion and art. The book relates the full Krishna story, explaining his role in Indian religion, and traces ...

The Spiritual Heritage of India

The Spiritual Heritage of India

1st Edition

By Swami Prabhavananda
November 15, 2020

This book, first published in 1962, is an analysis of the history of the philosophy of a country that has never distinguished philosophy from religion. Indian philosophy is not merely metaphysical speculation, but has its foundation in immediate perception. This insistence upon immediate perception...

Routledge Library Editions: Hinduism

Routledge Library Editions: Hinduism

1st Edition

By Various
April 08, 2019

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 ...

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