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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 26.99
Rebecca J. Manring offers an illuminating study and translation of three hagiographies of Advaita Acarya, a crucial figure in the early years of the devotional Vaisnavism which originated in Bengal in the fifteenth century. Advaita Acarya was about fifty years older than the movement's putative founder, Caitanya, and is believed to have caused... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 247.00
Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Composed between 800 and 950 AD, Narayana?s Hitopadesa is one of the best-known of all works in Sanskrit literature. A fascinating collection of fables, maxims and sayings in verse, it combines a wide variety of writings from earlier authors in one volume - a ?garden of pleasing stories? created to provide guidance, wisdom and political advice to the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 17.99
A quarter-century after its first publication, A Shopkeeper's Millennium remains a landmark work--brilliant both as a new interpretation of the intimate connections among politics, economy, and religion during the Second Great Awakening, and as a surprising portrait of a rapidly growing frontier city. The religious revival that transformed America... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Interested in learning more about Hinduism? Whether you're a curious newcomer or a long-time practitioner, this collection of Upanishads -- the sacred philosophical texts upon which many of the precepts of the Hindu religion are based -- offers an engaging, spiritually enlightening read. more...
- Anthem Press 2011; US$ 130.00
?Boundaries, Dynamics and Construction of Traditions in South Asia? explores the dynamic constructions and applications of the concept of ?tradition? that occurred within the South Asian context during the ancient and pre-colonial periods. This collection of essays features a significant selection of the specialized fields of knowledge that have shaped... more...
- Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00
The essays presented in this volume constitute a progression from general considerations related to the ?ethic? (in the geertzian sense of the word) approach to South Asian cultural productions, to peculiar and detailed investigations of them. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between the Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
A decoding of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. They also have 330 million gods: male gods; female gods; personal gods; family gods; household gods; village gods; gods of space and time; gods for specific castes and particular professions; gods who reside in trees; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical patterns and in man-made objects. Then... more...