Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011. First Edition. 792 pp. Glossary. Glossy color illustrated boards. Small institutional barcode inside rear cover else fine. This is a heavy volume and may require additional shipping. Item #19900
This is the third thematic volume of Brills Encyclopedia of Hinduism, which deals broadly with Hindu society. Readers will find articles on caste, family, age, and gender, as well as on religious specialists such as gurus, sdhus, healers, and astrologers. Religious traditions, presented in alphabetical order from Aghors and Buls to Vaikhansa and Vrkar Samprady, feature prominently as one of the anchor sections. Another major section presents a thorough examination of Hindu philosophical traditions, including history, branches, and contemporary aspects.