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Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Saivism

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The Hindu Universe


Dell, David J.
Guide to Hindu religion. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1981.
Information Center Z7835.B8D44

Chidester, David.
Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism in South Africa: an annotated bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. (Bibliographies and indexes in religious studies, no. 44)
Z7834 .S6 C47 1997

Guenon, Rene.
Etudes sur l'hindouisme. Nouvelle ed. Paris: Editions traditionnelles, 1989.
BL1210.G8 1989

Hinduism: a select bibliography. Edited by Satyaprakash; compiled by Syed Mohammed Ali, H.S. Sharma. Gurgaon, Haryana, India: Indian Documentation Service, 1984. (Subject bibliography series, 4)
Z7835.B8 H5 1984

Holland, Barron.
Popular Hinduism and Hindu mythology: an annotated bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.
Information Center Z7835.B8H64

Dandekar, Ramchandra Narayan.
Vedic bibliography; an up-to-date, comprehensive, and analytically arranged register of all important work done since 1930 in the field of Veda and allied antiquities including Indus valley civilizations. Bombay, Karnatak Publishing House, 1946.
Z7090 .D3

Kapoor, Jagdish Chander.
Bhagavad-Gita, an international bibliography of 1785-1979 imprints. New York: Garland Pub., 1983. (Garland reference library of the humanities, v. 306)
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr Z7835.B8 K36 1983

Epic and Puranic bibliography: up to 1985, annotated and with indexes. Compiled under the chairmanship of Heinrich von Stietencron by P. Flamm ... [et al.]. Wiesbaden : O. Harrassowitz, 1992. 2 vols. (Purana research publications, Tubingen, v. 3)
Z7835 .B8 E65


Mahabharata. English. 1921
The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated into English prose from original Sanskrit text. By Pratap Chandra Roy, C. I. E. New edition. Calcutta, D. Bose & co. [1921-31?] 11 vols.
Stanford Auxiliary Library 891.2.M22ry
Stanford has several editions of Mahabharata. Please check the catalog since they are not cataloged together.

Mahabharata. English & Sanskrit.
Mahabharata: Sanskrit text and English translation : translation according to M.N. Dutt / edited and revised with introduction by Ishwar Chandra Sharma, O.N. Bimali. Delhi: Parimal Publications, 2004. 9 vols. (Parimal Sanskrit series ; no. 60)
Contents: Vol. 1. ¯Adi parva, Sabh¯a parva -- vol. 2. Vana parva -- vol. 3. Vir¯a·ta parva, Udyoga parva -- vol. 4. Bh¯i·sma parva -- vol. 5. Drona parva -- vol. 6. Kar·na parva, _Salya parva, Sauptika parva, Str¯i parva -- vol. 7-8. S¯anti parva -- vol. 9. Anus¯asana parva, ¯Asvamedhika parva, ¯Asramav¯asika parva, Mausala parva, Mah¯aprasth¯anika parva, Svarg¯aroha·na parva.
BL1138.22 .E5 2004 VOL.1

A prose English translation of the Mahabharata (tr. literally from the original Sanskrit text) Ed. by Manmatha Nath Dutt. Calcutta: Printed by H.C. Dass, 1895-1905. 18 v. in 6.

Tha Mahabharata for the first time critically edited by Vishnu S. Sukthankar. Poona: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 1933-1959. 19 vols. Appendices, 2 vols, in 1971.
PK3631. A2 1927

The pratika-index of the Mahabharata, being a comprehensive index of verse-quarters occurring in the critical edition of the Mahabharata. Edited by Parashuram Lakshman Vaidya. Poona: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 1967-72. 6 vols.
PK3631 .A2 1927 INDEX

Sorensen, Soren.
An index to the names in the Mahabharata, with short explanations and a concordance to the Bombay and Calcutta editions and P. C. Roy's translation. Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass [1963]
PK3649 .S6 1963 F

Mahabharata [videorecording] / patakatha-sa.mvada, Rahi Masum Raza ; nirmata-digdarsaka, Bi. Ar. Cop.ra, Ravi Cop.ra = Mahabharat = Mahabharat / screenplay-dialogue, Rahi Masoom Reza ; producer-director, B.R. Chopra, Ravi Chopra. Bombay : BR TV, 199-?]
47 video cassettes : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
ZVC 2877 PT.28 OF 47

Mahabharata. Bhagavadgita. English & Sanskrit. 1979
The Bhagavad Gita : an interlinear translation from Sanskrit, with word-for-word transliteration and translation, and complete grammatical commentary, as well as a readable prose translation and page-by-page vocabularies, by Winthrop Sargeant. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979.
BL1138.64.E5 1979

The Bhagavad-Gita, with a commentary based on the original sources,  by R. C. Zaehner.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969.
PK3633.B5 Z3

Bhagavadgita. English & Sanskrit.
Bhagavad-gita as it is : with original Sanskrit text, Roman transliteration, English equivalents, translation, and elaborate purports. A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Complete ed. rev. and enl.  Los Angeles : Bhaktivedanta Book Trusk, 1983.
BL1130.A4 B472 1983

Bhagavadgita. Sanskrit & English.
The Bhagavad gita; translated and interpreted by Franklin Edgerton. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press; London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1944. 2 vols. (Harvard Oriental series, v.38-39)

Bhagavad Gita : with Sanskrit text, free translation into English, a word-for-word translation, an introduction to Sanskrit grammar, and a complete word index  by Annie Besant and Bhagavan Das. 4th ed., rev.  Adyar, Madras, India : Theosophical Publishing House, 1950.
BL1138.62 .E5 1950
Numerous other editions also available.

Puranas. English.
Ancient Indian tradition and mythology; [Puranas in translation].Translated by a board of scholars and edited by J.L. Shastri. Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1970-    To date 61 vols. Some gaps.
BL1140.2 .E5 1970

Dikshitar, V. R. Ramachandra.
The Purana index. Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1995. 3 vols.
BL1140.29 .D55 1995

Vedas. Rigveda. English.
The hymns of the Rigveda, translated with a popular commentary by Ralph T.H. Griffith... Third edition, complete in two volumes ... Benares: E.J. Lazarus and Co., 1920-26. 2 vols.
Stanford Auxiliary Library 891.2.V41gr
Stanford has other editions and selections

Vedas. Rgveda.
Rig Veda: a metrically restored text with an introduction and notes. Edited by Barend A. van Nooten and Gary B. Holland. Cambridge, Mass: Dept. of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University: Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1994. xviii, 667 p. + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.) (Harvard oriental series, v. 50)
891.1 .H339
(Library has 1 v. ; SUPPLEMENTS: 1 computer disk 2 folded sheets)
NOTES: "The present metrically analyzed edition ... is based on an unpublished manuscript of the Rig Veda Samhita completed by the authors in 1990 ... derived in part from an incomplete electronic version ... produced at the University of Texas in 1970 from a late reprinting of the second edition of Theodor Aufrecht's Die Hymnen des Rigveda (1877) ..." (p. i)

The thirteen principal Upanishads : translated from the Sanskrit with an outline of the philosophy of the Upanishads and an annotated bibliography . By Robert Ernest Hume ; with a list of recurrent and parallel passages by George C.O. Haas. Delhi; New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.
BL1124.52.E53 1983

Upanishads. English
The principal Upani·sads. Edited with introduction, text, translation, and notes by S. Radhakrishnan. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1992.
BL1124.52 .E5 1992

Upanishads. English.
The ten principal Upanishads. Put into English by Shree Purohit, swami, and William. Butler Yeats. New York: Collier, 1975, 1965.
BL1120 .A3 P8 2


Bloomfield, Maurice.
A Vedic  Concordance. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1906.
891.1 .H339 V.10 F

MacDonell, Arthur Anthony.
Vedic index of names and subjects. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1995. 2 v.
BL1112.29 .M33



Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Eds K.L. Seshagiri Rao et al. New Delhi: India Heritage Research Foundation in association with Rupa & Co., 2010-2011. 11 vols.
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr BL1105 .E53 2010

Brill's encyclopedia of Hinduism. Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen (editor-in-chief). Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009-
Information Center BL1105 .B75 2009

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Edited by Denise Cush. London: New York: Routledge, 2008.
Information Center BL1105 .E53 2008

Encyclopaedia of Hindu civilisation, customs and traditions. Edited by S. Ram.
Imprint: New Delhi: Commonwealth, 2004. 4 vols.
BL1105 .E527 2004

Rengarajan, T.
Dictionary on Indian religions.  Delhi: Eastern Book Linkers, 2003. 2vols. BL2001.2.R46 2003

The Indian encyclopaedia: biographical, historical, religious, administrative, ethnological, commerical and scientific. Ed. by Subodh Kapoor. New Delhi: Cosmo Publications, 2002.  25 vols.
AE30.5 .I54 2002

Lochtefeld, James.
The illustrated encyclopedia of Hinduism. New York: Rosen, 2002. 2 vols.
Information Center BL1105 .L63 2002

Soundara Rajan, K. V.
Concise classified dictionary of Hinduism. New Delhi: Concept, 2001. 6 vols.
Contents Note:  v. 1. Essence of Hinduism -- v. 2. Dharma - Karma base -- v. 3. Ritual-spiritual twine (from adult to child) -- v. 4. Kama and Kala -- v. 5. In search of Mukti - Brahman -- v. 6. Word index.
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr BL1105 .S68 2001

The Hindus: encyclopaedia of Hinduism. Editor Subodh Kapoor. New Delhi: Cosmo Publications, 2000. 5 vols.
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr  BL1105 .H56 2000

Satyendra, Kush.
Dictionary of Hinduism. Delhi: Ivy Pub. House, 2000.
BL1105.D53 2000

Encyclopaedic dictionary of Hinduism: its mythology, religion, history, literature & pantheon. Compiled & edited by Subodh Kapoor.  New Delhi: Cosmos Publications, 2000.
Infromation Center BL1105 .E534 2000

Encyclopaedia Indica: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh. Editor-in-chief, S.S. Shashi. New Delhi: Anmol Publications; Delhi : [distributed by] Eastern Book Corporation, 1996. 35 vols.
Contents Note:   v. 1. Origin and development of Indus civilization -- v. 2. Indus civilization: geography,  population & culture -- v. 3. Stone culture and Indus Valley civilization -- v. 4. Indus society:  art and architecture, religion and myths -- v. 5. Material life of Indus society: new dimensions of Indian culture -- v. 6. Contribution of Indus civilization and its decline -- v. 7. Development of Aryan civilization -- v. 8. Aryan culture and civilization -- v. 9. Sanskrit and Aryancivilization -- v. 10. Vedic religion and rituals -- v. 11. Vedic language and literature -- v. 12. Rgveda -- v. 13. Samaveda -- v. 14. Yajurveda -- v. 15. Atharvaveda -- v. 16. Philosophy of Upani·sads -- v. 17. Wisdom of Upani·sads -- v. 18. Br¯aha·nas -- v. 19. Ara·nyaka -- v. 20. Dharmasastras -- v. 21-22. Ramaya·na -- v. 23. Gita -- v. 24-25. Mahabharata -- v. 26-28. Buddhism -- v. 29-31. Jainism -- v. 32-35. Pura·nas.
DS423 .E629 1996

Klostermaier, Klaus K.
A concise encyclopedia of Hinduism.  Oxford, England; Boston: Oneworld, 1998.
BL1105 .K56 1998

Garg, Ganga Ram.
Encyclopaedia of the Hindu world. New Delhi: Concept Pub. Co., 1992. 3 vols.
BL1105.G37 1992


Encyclopaedia of oriental philosophy and religion. Edited by N.K. Singh, A.P. Mishra. New Delhi: Global Vision Pub. House, 2005. Vols. 1-3. Hinduism.
BL1033 .E53 2005

Encyclopaedia of vedic philosophy : the age, religion, literature, pantheon, philosophy, traditions, and teachers of the Vedas.Edited by Subodh Kapoor. New Delhi : Cosmo, 2002. 9 vols.
BL1112.26 E53 2002

Encyclopaedia of Indian mysticism. editor: Sadhu Santideva. New Delhi: Mrs Rani Kapoor for Cosmo Publications, 1999. 12 vols.
Contents Note:  1. Indiana mysticism -- 2. Hindu mystics and mysticism -- 3. Upanishads and mysticism -- 4. Asceticism and mysticism -- 5.  Mysticism and yoga tantra -- 6. Tantric mysticism -- 7. Philosophy of mysticism -- 8. Development of mysticism in Kashmir -- 9. Traditions of mysticism in Bengal -- 10. Mysticism in Jainism and Buddhism -- 11. Sufi saints and mysticism -- 12. Mysticism in Tibet.
BL2015 .M9 E63 1999

Bhattacharyya, Narendra Nath,
A dictionary of Indian mythology. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 2001.
BL2001.2 .B43 2001

Bunce, Fredrick W.
An encyclopaedia of Hindu deities, demi-gods, godlings, demons, and heroes : with special focus on iconographic attributes.New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2000. 3 vols.
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr BL1216 .B86

Majupuria, Trilok Chandra.
Gods, goddesses & religious symbols of Hinduism, Buddhism & Tantrism : including Tibetan deities. Lashkar (Gwalior), India: M. Devi, 2004.
BL1216.6 .N35 M35 2004

Parmeshwaranand, Swami.
Encyclopaedic dictionary of Puranas.  New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2001.   5 vols.
BL1140.29 .P37 2001

Parmeshwaranand, Swami.
Encyclopaedic dictionary of Upanisads. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2000.
v. 1. A-K -- v. 2. L-R -- v. 3. S-Z.
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr BL1124.59 .P37 2000

Encyclopaedia of gods and goddesses. Edited by Nagendra Kr. Singh.
New Delhi: Anmol, 2000- 30 vols.
BL473 .E53 2000

Smith, H. Daniel.
Handbook of Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints: popular in contemporary South India. H. Daniel Smith and M. Narasimhachary; with illustrations by K.S. Ramu. 2nd rev. & enl. ed. Delhi: Sundeep Prakashan, 1997.
BL1216 .S65 1997

Encyclopaedia of ancient Indian culture. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 1998.
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr DS423.E53 1998

Sullivan, Bruce M.
Historical dictionary of Hinduism.  Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1997. (Historical dictionaries of religions,
philosophies, and movements; no. 13)
BL1105 .S85 1997

Encyclopaedia of ancient Indian culture. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 1998.
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr DS423.E53 1998

Sullivan, Bruce M.
Historical dictionary of Hinduism.  Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1997. (Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements; no. 13)
BL1105 .S85 1997

The encyclopedia of Eastern philosophy and religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen/ Buddhism & Taoism. Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber... [et al.] ; editors. Boston: Shambhala, 1989.
Information Center BL1005.L4813 1988

Stutley, Margaret.
Harper's dictionary of Hinduism: its mythology, folklore, philosophy, literature, and history. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.
Information Center BL1105.S8

Purananighantu. English. Puranic encyclopaedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature. Ed. Vettam Mani. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1975.
 BL1135.P88 M3613 1975

Walker, Benjamin.
The Hindu world; an encyclopedic survey of Hinduism. New York, Praeger,1968. 2 vols.
Information Center BL1105 .W34 1968

The geographical encyclopaedia of ancient and medieval India,  based on Vedic, Puranic, tantric, Jain, Buddhistic literature and  historical records.
Chief editor: K. D. Bajpai; ass[istan]ts: Satyanarain Pandey, Chhedi Singh [and] Bhagwan Singh. Varanasi, Indic Academy [1967-
Humanities & Area Studies Res Ctr DS405 .G45

Dowson, John.
A classical dictionary of Hindu mythology and religion, geography, history, and literature. 9th ed. London, Routledge & K. Paul, 1957.
Information Center BL1105 .D6 1957

Bunce, Fredrick W.
A dictionary of Buddhist and Hindu iconography, illustrated: objects, devices, concepts, rites, and related terms.New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 1997, 1995.
N8193 .A4 B86 1997

Liebert, Goesta.
Iconographic dictionary of the Indian religions : Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism. Leiden: Brill, 1976. (Studies in South Asian culture ; v. 5)
DS503 .S77 F V.5

Encyclopaedia of Buddhist Tantra. Edited by Sadhu Santideva. New Delhi, India: Cosmo Publications, 2001. 5 vols.
BQ8909 .E53 2001

Santideva, Sadhu.
Encyclopaedia of Tantra. New Delhi, India, Rani Kapoor for Cosmo Publications, 2000. 5 vols.
BL1141.29 .S26 2000



Gateway to Sikhism

Chilana, Rajwant Singh.
International bibliography of Sikh studies. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005.
Z3208 .S42 C48 2005

Rai, Priya Muhar.
Sikhism and the Sikhs: an annotated bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. (Bibliographies and indexes in religious studies, no. 13)
Information Center Z7835.S64R34 1989.

Dogra, Ramesh C.
The Sikh world: an encyclopaedic survey of Sikh religion and culture. New Delhi : UBSPD, 2003.
BL2018 .D64 2003
Previous ed.: published as The encyclopaedia of Sikh religion and culture by Ramesh Chander Dogra. New Delhi: Vikas, 1995.
BL2017.3 .D64 1995

Encyclopaedic history of the Sikhs and Sikhism. Edited by H.S. Bhatia and S.R. Bakshi.  New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd., 1999.  6 vols.
Contents Note:  v. 1. The Sikh gurus and Sikhism -- v. 2. The Sikh gurus and their hymns -- v. 3. Religious traditions of the Sikhs -- v. 4. Maharaja Ranjit Singh -- v. 5. National movement and the Sikhs: The martyrdom tradition -- v. 6. Political ideology of the Sikhs.
BL2017.6 .E53 1999

Dogra, R. C.
Encyclopaedia of Sikh religion and culture. Ramesh Chander Dogra & Gobind Singh Mansukhani. New Delhi: Vikas Pub. House, 1995.
BL2017.3 .D64 1995

McLeod, W. H.
Historical dictionary of Sikhism. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1995.
BL2018 .M38 1995

The Encyclopaedia of Sikhism. Harbans Singh, editor-in-chief.  2nd ed.  Patiala: Punjabi University, 1995-
BL2017.3 .E63 1995

Cole, W. Owen
A popular dictionary of Sikhism London: Curzon Press, 1990.
BL2018.C498 1990

McLeod, W. H.
Sikhism. London; New York: Penguin Books, 1997.
BL2018 .M387 1997

Loehlin, C. H.
The Sikhs and their scriptures. Lucknow: Lucknow Publishing, 1964.
BL2020 .S5 L6 1964


Jainism: Jain Principles, Tradition, and Practices

Jainism: a select bibliography. Edited by Satyaprakash. Gurgaon, Haryana: Indian Documentation Service, 1984.
 Z7835.J2S27 1984  (Subject bibliography series; 6 )

Encyclopedia of Jain religion. Editors, K.L. Chanchreek, Mahesh K. Jain. New Delhi: Shree Publishers & Distributors, 2005. 11 vols.
BL1303 .E533 2005

Encyclopaedia of Jainism. Edited by Nagendra Kr. Singh. Delhi: Indo-European Jain Research Foundation & Anmol Publications,  New Delhi, India, 2001. 30 Vols.
BL1303 .E53 2001

Wiley, Kristi L.
Historical dictionary of Jainism. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Series: (Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements ; no. 53)
BL1303 .W45 2004

See also Encyclopaedia Indica under Hinduism above, vols. 29-31.


Kapoor, Subodh.
A short introduction to Saivism. New Delhi: Indigo Books, 2002.
BL1280.53 .K36 2002

Parmeshwaranand, Swami.
Encyclopaedia of the Saivism. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2004. 3 vols.
BL1280.52 .P37 2004


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