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Hinduism and film: Bollywood

Mishra, V.ORCID: 0000-0002-0193-9736 (2010) Hinduism and film: Bollywood. In: Jacobsen, K., Basu, H., Malinar, A. and Narayanan, V., (eds.) Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Volume II: Sacred texts, ritual traditions, arts, concepts. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 636-651.


Volume II of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism builds upon the first volume by examining the sacred languages of Hinduism and its major religious texts, literary genres, and scholarly traditions as well as the vernaculars. It further explores the ritual traditions, including domestic rituals, mantras, and intoxication. In addition, performance and the arts such as martial arts, dance, and film feature prominently. The last section extensively investigates the meaning, connotations, and use of some forty leading concepts like karman, the self, renunciation, asceticism, meditation, and liberation. Sacred Texts, Ritual Traditions, Arts, Concepts is the second of ultimately five volumes, which will include an index in the final volume.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Brill
Copyright: 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV
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