By James G Lochtefeld
-- From Abhang via Zodiac, those volumes include over 2,500 completely cross-referenced entries that essentially outline phrases and ideas relating to the ideals, practices, and historical past of Hinduism.
-- entire with black-and-white pictures illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.
-- Charts and maps supply further information.
-- 16-category indexes direct the reader to comparable terms.
Hinduism is a drastically very important international faith not just due to its mythology and philosophy but in addition because of its wealthy cultural traditions. even if via epic narratives of affection and struggle by means of Sanskrit poets, the drama and devotion of Hindu dancers, or the lessons of yoga masters, the unfold of Hinduism has enriched the lives of individuals during the world.
This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia comprises entries at the background, practices, and ideology of Hinduism, in addition to the paintings and structure, medication, sects and social teams, and geographical facilities of the faith. it's an important and hugely necessary source for each reference collection.