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A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Concise Encyclopedia of World Faiths) Paperback – November 5, 1998

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"attractive, comprehensive, easy to read, and hard to put down." Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin "this encyclopaedia... is a big treasury of literature about the religion" Amar Deep Hindi Weekly "Encyclopaedias are not always interesting but this is one of the exceptions" RE Today/Resource/BJRE

About the Author

klaus K. Klostermaier, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He has studied sacred texts in their original languages and has lived and worked in India for over a decade. He is author of the higly acclaimed 'A survey of Hinduism' (SUNY) and ' A Short Introduction to Hinduism' ( Oneworld Publications).

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Product Details

  • Series: Concise Encyclopedia of World Faiths
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (November 5, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851681752
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851681754
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,679,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Theophanu on March 15, 2002
Format: Paperback
This encyclopedia certainly aims at comprehensive treatment of Hinduism; its articles range from the earliest legendary figures and texts of Hinduism to the present, and include a nice balance of different periods and regions, as well as doctrine. But it is also very frustrating to use as a resource---many entries are only one or two sentences, and just don't give enough information to be enlightening (besides not supplying any references for further reading). I found myself constantly wanting more.
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