Notes for Users of Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism
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Organization. The Encyclopedia of Hinduism contains in-depth, critical research articles that are thematically organized. The organization of articles within each theme is alphabetical. Many local gods and goddesses, festivals, castes, sacred places, saints, organizations, and so on are not given separate entries, but information about them is nevertheless found in a number of articles.

Common terms and concepts. Some terms – such as those for certain bodies of Hindu sacred texts such as Śruti (“Revealed Texts”), Smṛti (“Texts Committed to Memory”: t…

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Jacobsen, Knut A., “Notes for Users of Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_SIM_000004>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004180475, COMPLETED 20121018



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