International edition of Encyclopedia of Hinduism by India Heritage Research Foundation was released in New Delhi on 10 October 2014. The encyclopedia was released by Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari. It consists of 11-volumes and approximately 7000 entries.
The aim of Encyclopedia is to show the richness of ancient India and timelessness of Hindu culture and heritage to the entire world, in a way that is authentic, academic, comprehensive and illuminating.
The entries of the Encyclopedia are conveniently prepared under the following areas, viz., art, Hinduism in global context, Women’s issues, scholarships in Hindu studies, Spiritual disciplines, social institutions & movements, sciences, religion & spirituality, polity, philosophy, language & literature, history, historiography & geography.
Subject Areas of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism are presented lucidly and authentically covers the vast panorama of Hinduism, giving a faithful record of the world’s oldest living spiritual tradition.
The project is founded, guided, inspired and led by spiritual leaders, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswat and it is a colossal product of more than 1000 esteemed scholars from around the world.
The Encyclopedia was published by Mandala Earth Publications, an esteemed publisher of California, USA. The Encyclopedia was compiled and edited at the University of South Carolina for many years.
The first Encyclopedia was Encyclopedia Britannica and some of the others Encyclopedia are French and German, Jewish Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics, Encyclopedia of Social Sciences which is replaced by International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
When: 10 October 2014