Preface of Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism
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This is the first installation of the online edition of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism. The goal of the five-volume Encyclopedia is to present the latest scholarship on all aspects of the Hindu religious traditions. The Encyclopedia makes available in-depth critical scholarship, and the depth and breadth of information provided in this work are unmatched by any reference work on Hinduism. I hope it will appeal to a wide range of readers. At the foundation of the Encyclopedia is a fascination with a phenomenon that we as humans share, and in the examination of this phe…

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Jacobsen, Knut A., “Preface of 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 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004180475, COMPLETED 20121018

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