lllustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism


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Hinduism is perhaps the world's oldest major religion, This comprehensive book explores its rich historical and cultural development, from its Indian roots to its vibrant application in the present, global context. The first section examines the origins of Hinduism, exploring the holy texts and their teachings about the self, the law of karma, and the cycle of birth and death. The second part focuses on spiritual practices - the four main paths and the many Hindu deities. The final section analyses Hindu society, culture and arts. This accessible book provides the perfect reference for anyone wishing to explore the compelling faith and culture that is Hinduism.


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Rasamandala Das is an active member of the Vaishnava tradition. He is co-director of ISKCON Educational Services, the UK's largest provider of educational resources on Hinduism. He is the author of several key texts on Hinduism, including The Heart of Hinduism. Professor M. Narasimhachary, consultant, worked as Director of Academic Affairs at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. He was Founder Professor and Head of the Department of Vaishnavism, Madras (Chennia), India.

General Fields

  • : 9780754820567
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : May 2011
  • : 297mm X 228mm
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 294.503
  • : 256
  • : HR
  • : Colour and black & white