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The Bloomsbury companion to Hindu studies

The Bloomsbury companion to Hindu studies

Frazier, Jessica, 1975- editor of compilation

Featuring chapters by an international team of leading scholars in the field, this is a comprehensive reference guide to Hindu studies

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Jessica Frazier
ISBN: 1472511514, 9781472511515
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Originally published: as The Continuum companion to Hindu studies. London: Continuum, 2011.
Physical Description: 424 pages ; 24 cm.
Series: Bloomsbury companions
Subject: Hinduism.; Religion.
Uniform Title: Continuum companion to Hindu studies.
Series Title: Bloomsbury companions.


  1. Foreword Gavin Ford
  2. List of Contributors
  3. Preface and Introduction
  4. Part I: Introduction: New Visions of Hinduism
  5. Part II: Key Themes: Reading Paths
  6. Part III: The History of Hindu Studies
  7. Part IV: Current Approaches: Articles on Key Themes
  8. 1. Hindu Cosmology, Angelika Malinar
  9. 2. Ascetic Traditions, Sondra Hausner
  10. 3. Tantric Traditions, Dominic Goodall and Harunaga Isaacson
  11. 4. Bhakti Traditions, Karen Prentiss Pechilis
  12. 5. Hindu Epics, Simon Brodbeck
  13. 6. Yoga and Samkhya, Knut Axel Jacobsen
  14. Philosophical Traditions, David Lawrence
  15. 7. Hindu Society, Marie Lecomte-Tilouine
  16. 8. Hindu Visual Culture, Kenneth Valpey
  17. 9. Colonial Hinduism, Brian Hatcher]
  18. Part V: Regional Perspectives: Local Traditions
  19. Part VI: Research Methods: From Manuscripts to Fieldwork
  20. Part VII: Future Directions: Issues and Debates
  21. Part VIII: Study Resources: Reading Lists, Sites and Sources
  22. Bibliography
  23. Index

Author note

Jessica Frazier is Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, UK, and is the author of Seeing is Believing: Caravaggio's Incredulity of St Thomas, in Art and Truth (forthcoming, Syracuse University Press).

Gavin Flood is Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and the author of An Introduction to Hinduism (CUP 2004).


The Continuum Companion to Hindu Studies is an excellent resource and enhancement to religious studies shelves, and especially recommended for academic and college library collections.||'...The title of the volume is apt: the volume is best used not as an introduction to Hinduism, but as a guide to the complex field of Hindu studies.'-Choice Magazine