The entries are crisp and precise; simple without being simplistic, accessible without being condescending. (Ramachandra Guha, TLS
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About the Author
Dr William Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University. He has translated and written introductions and notes for the Oxford World Classics series, including for The Bhagavad Gita
. He has contributed to Longman's Dictionary of Contemporary Religions: A World Guide
, and has been a consultant on Asian religions in the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
. He has also published a book, Harmless Souls
, and various articles on the ancient Indian religion of Jainism.