Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India
Displaying 6877 of 7215         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India
The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India
Description
From the Back of the Book

In India, the birthplace of some of the world's major faiths and home to many more, religion is a way of life, existing as much in temples, mosques, churches and wayside shrines as it does in social laws, cultural practices and the political arena.

Bringing this complex and fascinating subject into easy access through essential facts and figures, clear, concise definitions and up-to-date information on recent religio-political developments, The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India is the first single volume dictionary to provide a comprehensive account of every major religion practised in the country today. From somnatha Temple and Babri Masjid to Golden Temple and Akali Movement; from Shariat and Eucharist to Shabbat and Nirvana; from Dalai Lama and Adi Shankaracharya to Osho and Art of living- this meticulously researched work of reference covers a vast range of topics, placing each faith in its historical context and tracing its evolution from its inception up to the present.

  • Incisive profiles of founders and key patrons, deities, saints, mystics and philosophers.

  • Insightful information on lesser known tribal and regional forms of worship, as well as important festivals, customs and rituals

  • Extensive cross referencing and a select bibliography that refers users to related material for in depth study.
  • Religion-specific lists of entries for those with specialized interests.

About the Author

Roshen Dalal was born in Mussoorie in 1952 and studied in various schools. After a BA (Hons.) in history she completed an M.A. and PhD in Ancient Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has worked on various research projects in History, and has taught for two years at Jawaharlal Nehru University and for four years at Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh. Roshen Dalal is the Author of the best-selling two volumes Puffin History of India for Children. She lives in New Delhi and is working on her next two books, The Penguin Dictionary of Hinduism and The Penguin Dictionary of Sikhism.

The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India

Item Code:
IDG996
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2006
Publisher:
ISBN:
014400058X
Size:
7.8" X 5.0"
Pages:
538
Price:
$30.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5291 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Back of the Book

In India, the birthplace of some of the world's major faiths and home to many more, religion is a way of life, existing as much in temples, mosques, churches and wayside shrines as it does in social laws, cultural practices and the political arena.

Bringing this complex and fascinating subject into easy access through essential facts and figures, clear, concise definitions and up-to-date information on recent religio-political developments, The Penguin Dictionary of Religion in India is the first single volume dictionary to provide a comprehensive account of every major religion practised in the country today. From somnatha Temple and Babri Masjid to Golden Temple and Akali Movement; from Shariat and Eucharist to Shabbat and Nirvana; from Dalai Lama and Adi Shankaracharya to Osho and Art of living- this meticulously researched work of reference covers a vast range of topics, placing each faith in its historical context and tracing its evolution from its inception up to the present.

  • Incisive profiles of founders and key patrons, deities, saints, mystics and philosophers.

  • Insightful information on lesser known tribal and regional forms of worship, as well as important festivals, customs and rituals

  • Extensive cross referencing and a select bibliography that refers users to related material for in depth study.
  • Religion-specific lists of entries for those with specialized interests.

About the Author

Roshen Dalal was born in Mussoorie in 1952 and studied in various schools. After a BA (Hons.) in history she completed an M.A. and PhD in Ancient Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has worked on various research projects in History, and has taught for two years at Jawaharlal Nehru University and for four years at Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh. Roshen Dalal is the Author of the best-selling two volumes Puffin History of India for Children. She lives in New Delhi and is working on her next two books, The Penguin Dictionary of Hinduism and The Penguin Dictionary of Sikhism.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

The Penguin Book of Hindu Names
by Maneka Gandhi
Paperback (Edition: 1992)
Penguin Books India
Item Code: IHL376
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Penguin Book of Hindu Names for Boys
by Maneka Gandhi
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IHL479
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Book Of Demons (Including A Dictionary of Demons in Sanskrit Literature)
by Nanditha Krishna
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Penguin Books India
Item Code: IHL390
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hindu Names For Girls
by Maneka Gandhi
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Penguin Books India
Item Code: IHL395
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ardhakathanak (A Half Story)
by Rohini Chowdhury
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Penguin Books India
Item Code: IHL375
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Complete Book of Muslim & Parsi Name
Item Code: NAG898
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Taste of Words: An Introduction to Urdu Poetry
by Raza Mir
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAJ946
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Three Satires: From Ancient Kashmir (Kshemendra)
by A.N.D.Haksar
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF228
$17.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded
by Ranjit Hoskote
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF411
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Playground: Rangbhoomi by Premchand
by Manju Jain
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books
Item Code: NAC122
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Discovering the Vedas (Origins, Mantras, Rituals, Insights)
by Frits Staal
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Penguin Books
Item Code: NAC747
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Streams of Yogic and Mystic Experience
Deal 15% Off
by Manoj Das
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Center for Studies in Civilizations
Item Code: NAD327
$105.00$89.25
You save: $15.75 (15%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Poems of Suradasa
by Krishna P. Bahadur
Hardcover (Edition: 1999)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: IDE313
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
Jay Shree Krishna Shrimud Bhagavatam Mahapurana in Sanskrat Parayana is very very thankful to you we are so gratefully to your seva
Mrs. Darbar, UK.
Its a very efficient website and questions queries are responded promptly. very reliable website. Thank you.
Kailash, Australia.
Beautiful and amazing products. Super quality
Vraja, USA
Thank you so much. I have received Krishna statue. Excellent art work and beautiful as I expected. Certainly I will recommend and plan to visit your store when I am coming to India.
Kannan, Canada.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India