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- World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99
Sri Ramakrishna is the most famous saint of modern India. This book is the original version of the most famous work about him, translated into English by the author ?M? himself. A short biography of Ramakrishna, written by his famous disciple Swami Vivekananda, is also included. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00
This book explores devotional Hinduism in a modern context of high consumerism and revolutionised communications. It focuses on a fast-growing and high-profile contemporary Hindu guru faith originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The organisation is led by a vastly popular female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, whom devotees worship... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 34.99
This work aims to offer a close-up view of the religious world of one of the most influential families in Vrinbadan, India's premier place of pilgrimage for worshipers of Krishna. This priestly family has arguably been the most creative force in this important town. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95
Cutting across three areas of interest within New Religious Movements - insider perspectives, sociology of religion and the helping professions - Yearning to Belong explores insiders' experience of the Indian Guru-disciple Yogic tradition. Authored by a former member of that tradition and highlighting the rich spiritual experience of devotees,... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 162.00
This book offers a new account for the emergence of the Hare Krishna movement from the perspective of cognitive science of religion. It focuses especially on the charisma of its founder guru, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1997) through the writings of his disciples. more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95
Why, Salmond asks, would nineteenth-century Hindus who come from an iconic religious tradition voice a kind of invective one might expect from Hebrew prophets, Muslim iconoclasts, or Calvinists? Rammohun was a wealthy Bengali, intimately associated with the British Raj and familiar with European languages, religion, and currents of thought. Dayananda... more...
- Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 59.99
Since his death in 1950, Sri Aurobindo Ghose has been known primarily as a yogi and a philosopher of spiritual evolution who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in peace and literature. But the years Aurobindo spent in yogic retirement were preceded by nearly four decades of rich public and intellectual work. Biographers usually focus solely on Aurobindo's... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 30.00
For those who wonder what relation actual Tantric practices bear to the "Tantric sex" currently being marketed so successfully in the West, David Gordon White has a simple answer: there is none. Sweeping away centuries of misunderstandings and misrepresentations, White returns to original texts, images, and ritual practices to reconstruct the history... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Globally known as Amma, meaning "Mother," Mata Amritanandamayi has developed a massive transnational humanitarian organization based in hugs. She is familiar to millions as the "hugging saint," a moniker that derives from her elaborate darshan programs wherein nearly every day ten thousand people are embraced by the guru one at a time, events that... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Although only a handful of poetry is attributed to Caitanya, his devotional theology was expounded and systematized by his followers in a vast array of poetical, philosophical, and ritual literature. This book provides a thematic study of Caitanya Vaishnava philosophy, introducing key thinkers and ideas in the early tradition, using Sanskrit and Bengali... more...