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- Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 39.99
Originally published under the title Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva , this book traces the development of an Indian approach to an enduring human dilemma: the conflict between spiritual aspirations and human desires. The work examines hundreds of related myths and a wide range of Indian texts--Vedic, Puranic, classical, modern,... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 99.95
The book explores contemporary manifestations of the worship of Siva that have transmigrated to the West. It explores Hindu vernacular traditions or village Hinduism especially in the context of the Hindu diaspora, where the general assumption is that such forms of Hinduism cannot survive as they lack the infrastructure and the rural environment more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 104.99
The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
For the first time Genealogy of the South Indian Deities, the work of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the first Protestant missionary in India, is made accessible to an English readership. Originally published in 1713, the text reveals Ziegenbalg's ethos in the emerging European Enlightenment and his willingness to learn from the South Indians.... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99
This book offers a new exploration of the mythology of the Hindu god Siva, who spends his time playing dice with his wife, to whom he habitually loses. The result of the game is our world, which turns the god inside-out and changes his internal composition. Hindus maintain that Siva is perpetually absorbed in this game, which is recreated in innumerable... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99
The Indian state of West Bengal is home to one of the world's most vibrant traditions of goddess worship. The year's biggest holidays are devoted to the goddesses Durga and Kali, with lavish rituals, decorated statues, fireworks, and parades. In Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls , June McDaniel provides a broad, accessibly written overview of Bengali... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 37.99
In the West Krishna is primarily known as the speaker of the Bhagavad Gita. But it is the stories of Krishna's childhood and his later exploits that have provided some of the most important and widespread sources of religious narrative in the Hindu religious landscape. This volume brings together new translations of representative samples of Krishna... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 166.00
Drawing on textual and art historical sources, this book traces the conceptual and iconographic development of the Indian riverine goddess of knowledge Sarasvati from sometime after 1750 B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99
The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York is a profile of a flourishing Hindu temple in the town of Rush, New York. The temple, established by a charismatic nonbrahman Sri Lankan Tamil known as Aiya, stands out for its combination of orthodox ritual meticulousness and socioreligious iconoclasm. The vitality with which devotees participate in ritual themselves... more...