Introduction to Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism
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“Hinduism” is the name for a mosaic of religious and cultural traditions found mainly in India, neighboring countries in South Asia, and some areas of Southeast Asia, as well as in the many South Asian diasporas worldwide. Hinduism does not refer to a homogeneous religious tradition but a conglomerate of rituals, religious narratives, art, music, institutions, traditions, theologies, artifacts, and activities. W…

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Jacobsen, Knut A., “Introduction to Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004180475, COMPLETED 20121018

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