The book, A Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism in three volumes, was brought out during May 2008.It was released on the 30th May 2008 by Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at an impressive function in the presence of very large gathering of scholars, devotees and distinguished persons.
During this release function,Dr. Kalam had suggested that supplements can be brought out as and when new material is discovered or gathered.
This supplement is a sequel to it.
It contains some of the earlier volumes as also plenty of new material, especially related to the tantra-literature
A stupendous work and a veritable mine of information on all aspects of Hinduism! Arranged in alphabeticalorder. The topics dealt in greater detail are: religion philosophy mythology rituals scriptural works festivalsand pilgrim centres. Other topics include astrology biographies of religious personalities iconography Sanskritlanguage of literature temples and religious institutions. A must for all students of Hinduism.