The A to Z of Hinduism

The A to Z of Hinduism

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Author: Bruce M Sullivan
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 255
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170945216


This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in knowing or understanding the essentials of Hinduism. Equally, it is of exceptional value for modern Hindus who seek to better understand the context and background of their culture and way of life amidst rapid modernization.

The A to Z of Hinduism is a unique, quick-reference book on what is probably the word’s oldest major religion. The reach of this book is as wide as that of Hinduism itself, covering in alphabetically arranged entries:

The historical evolution of Hinduism

Cultural practices and popular beliefs

Philosophical ideas and religious thought

Mythology and rituals

Important religious figures and events

Major Hindu scriptures and concepts

Pilgrimage sites and sacred places

Hindu art, literature and architecture

The different sects and spiritual paths.

A succinct chronology provides a timeline of Hinduism’s evolution over four-and-a half millennia.


Well written…(even) the most difficult concepts are explained with refreshing lucidity…an excellent source of information on Hindu religion and culture.

-Religious Studies Review, USA

Invaluable –Rettig on Reference, USA

A marvelously useful book…Sullivan has the gift of lucid prose and a keen sense of important points needed to explain the overall importance of a topic. Masterfully selected…each entry is clearly presented and gives evidence of his deep scholarship. Highly recommended.

-Choice, USA



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