The following is a bibliography of Hindu scriptures and texts. Hinduism is based on "the accumulated treasury of spiritual laws discovered by different persons in different times."Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Vol III. 118-120; Vol. I. 6-7.The scriptures were transmitted orally, in verse form to aid memorization, for many centuries before they were written down.Sargeant, Winthrop, Introduction to The Bhagavad Gita at 3 (New York, 1984) ISBN 0-87395-831-4Swami Nikhilananda, The Upanishads: A New Translation Vol. I, at 3 (5th Ed. 1990) ISBN 0-911206-15-9 While many of these texts are in Sanskrit, several others have been composed in, or translated into other Indian languages.
This selected list gives a brief description of Hindu scriptures or related concepts and links to the relevant article. It also has a selected list of religious scholars who translated or wrote commentaries on Hindu scriptures.
Agama - important smriti scriptures. Different denominations understand this term in different ways.