The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism

The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism

Editor(s): Gavin Flood

Published Online: 10 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9780631215356

Online ISBN: 9780470998694

DOI: 10.1002/9780470998694

About this Book

An ideal resource for courses on Hinduism or world religions, this accessible volume spans the entire field of Hindu studies. It provides a forum for the best scholars in the world to make their views and research available to a wider audience.


  • Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism
  • Features four coherent sections covering theoretical issues, textual traditions, science and philosophy, and Hindu society and politics
  • Reflects the trend away from essentialist understandings of Hinduism towards tradition and regional-specific studies
  • Includes material on Hindu folk religions and stresses the importance of region in analyzing Hinduism
  • Ideal for use on university courses.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Theoretical Issues

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  2. Part II: Text and Tradition

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  3. Part II: Text and Tradition - The Sanskrit Textual Traditions

  4. Part II: Text and Tradition - Textual Traditions in Regional Languages

  5. Part II: Text and Tradition - Major Historical Developments

  6. Part III: Systematic Thought

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  7. Part II: Text and Tradition - Regional Traditions

  8. Part III: Systematic Thought - The Indian Sciences

  9. Part III: Systematic Thought - Philosophy and Theology

  10. Part IV: Socity, Politics, and Nation

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