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Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies released today

In a field as varied as Hindu Studies the need for a comprehensive guide has become urgent. OCHS Fellow, Dr. Jessica Frazier, has risen to the occasion as Editor of the Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies.

This research guide, contains a foreword by Professor Gavin Flood, OCHS Academic Director, as well as sections that cover topics of historical and contemporary interest.

Part I, the introduction, discusses new perspectives on Hinduism. Parts II and III, on reading paths and the history of Hindu studies, respectively. Part IV contains essays specially commissioned for this volume focussing on areas of current research work, and intersections between topics.

The remaining sections cover local traditions, research methods, and the direction that Hindu Studies will take in the coming years.

The Companion also contains a detailed list of resources, as well as charts and diagrams that help to summarize content.

Reviewed by the Midwest Book Review, Dr. Frazier’s guide was deemed an 'excellent resource and enhancement to religious studies shelves.'

The Bloomsbury Companion to Hindu Studies is available at