Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online


Welcome to the demo for Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online. This new encyclopedia is a fully searchable, dynamic digital reference work, presenting the latest research on the Hindu traditions. Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online consists of: Volume I: Regions and the Regional Traditions, Sacred Space and Time, Gods, Goddesses, and Divine Powers. Volume II: Sacred Texts and Languages, Ritual Traditions, Arts, Concepts. Volume III: Society, Religious Specialists, Religious Traditions, Philosophy. Volume IV: Historical Perspectives, Poets, Teachers, and Saints, Relation to Other Religions and Traditions, Hinduism and Contemporary Issues. Volume V: Religious Symbols, Hinduism and Migration: Contemporary Communities outside South Asia, Some Modern Religious Groups and Teachers. Volume VI: Index, Essential reference guide, Consists of all terms from the past volumes, identified by language and divided into categories. The encyclopedia is organized into five thematic volumes (as opposed to from A-Z), and an index volume. Some content may still be forthcoming. Check with your Brill contact for more information. Let’s take a look at the resource. From the main page, you can browse the resource using entries listed under relevant headings, browse entries alphabetically, or use the full-text search functionality. You can also search by authors or by article title. For additional search tips, check out this link. Back on the main page, prelims are available as well, including introductions, notes for users, and a sample of the forthcoming index. If you want to look for relevant entries on ‘Kali’, for example, there are a few options. One option is to use the A-Z list. Alternatively, if you know what you are looking for is a God or Goddess, but you can’t recall the correct term, you can browse entries in this category if you scroll down and view the Encyclopedia contents. Finally, you can search for the keyword Kali and you will see the keyword is then highlighted in the article in each instance it appears. For more search and browse options, please visit the web page User guidelines available from the front page of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online. When viewing an article, like this one on Uttar Pradesh, for example, you will see several useful functionalities: All blue words are cross-references that take you to relevant entries. Clicking on the name of the entry’s author will give an overview of all entries that the author has contributed to any volume of the Encyclopedia. There is a table of contents for easy browsing through the article, including the Bibliography. A citation is included, which you can copy and paste into your notes. Below the article, ‘Related Articles’ lists not only entries from the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, but also from other Brill Online Resources. As you can see, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online has a large amount of rich illustrations, maps and photographs. This article on the Himalaya Region, for example, provides a map of significant pilgrimage sites, as well as a photograph of the landscape. These images are embedded in their respective articles, and you can click on them to easily view them in more detail. Thank you for watching. To request a free trial, ask your librarian to contact us.

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