Hindu and Buddhist temples side by side in Nepal (Wikimedia Commons)
The following sources provide overviews of religious groups and their practices in South Asia. These resources are a quick way for you to find out basic facts and recent scholarly interpretations.
When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.