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Hinduism is formed of multiple traditions and does not have a founder. Originally, Hindu was a secular term which was used to describe all inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent (or Hindustan) irrespective of their religious affiliation. An important part of Hinduism is the "Vedic religion". It is also called the oldest living religion. A large body of texts is classified as Hindu which includes discussions on theology, philosophy and mythology, and information on the practice of dharma (religious living).

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added 2016-01-26
Volume 8, The Sacred Books of the East. This part Contains the english translation of the Anugita (a portion of the Ashvamedhika Parva from the Mahabharata).
translated by Kashinath Trimbak Telang
64,929 words read / comments (0)
added 2016-01-26
Volume 8, The Sacred Books of the East. This part Contains the english translation of the Sanatsujatiya (a portion of the Udyoga Parva from the Mahabharata).
translated by Kashinath Trimbak Telang
19,694 words read / comments (0)
The Abhinaya-darpana by Nandikeshvara is an encyclopedic manual of the art of gesticulation. It belongs to a wide range of literature known as Natya-shastra: the art of dramatic performance, theatrics, dance and music. The Abh...
by Nandikeshvara; translated by Ananda Coomaraswamy
17,422 words read / comments (0)
added 2016-01-11
The Kathā Sarit Sāgara is the earliest extant short story collection, written by Somadeva around 1070. It's a fine collection of stories, presented in a fine translation, fascinating both simply as a good read and as an artifact...
by Somadeva; translated by C. H. Tawney
52,584 words read / comments (0)
added 2016-01-10
The Kathā Sarit Sāgara is the earliest extant short story collection, written by Somadeva around 1070. It's a fine collection of stories, presented in a fine translation, fascinating both simply as a good read and as an artifact...
by Somadeva; translated by C. H. Tawney
134,779 words read / comments (0)