Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Names

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ABC-CLIO, 2016 - Religion - 332 pages

Krishna is a central figure in Hinduism, a religion that has been a fundamental force for thousands of years. This accessible encyclopedia covers texts, practices, scholarship, and arts related to Krishna from the earliest known sources on.

* Overviews the importance of Krishna to world history

* Offers topical and thematic entries illuminating classical texts and practice and modern developments inside and outside India

* Covers philosophical traditions such as Advaita and vegetarianism as well as spiritual and yoga traditions and their contemporary adaptations

* Includes extensive studies of followers and founders of Krishna in India and around the world

* Shares geographical information regarding sacred places and places of pilgrimage

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About the author (2016)

Lavanya Vemsani is professor of history at Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH.

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