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  • Living Your Yogaby Judith Hanson Lasater

    Rodmell Press 2010; US$ 12.95

    If you think that you have to escape to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In Living Your Yoga, Judith Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life—all of them—as practice. Using the time-honored wisdom of the Yoga Sutra... more...

  • Religion Against the Selfby Isabelle Nabokov

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...

  • Offering Flowers, Feeding Skullsby June McDaniel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    In 'Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls', June McDaniel provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. She identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners, tracing these strands through Bengali culture. more...

  • Hindu Pilgrimageby Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...

  • Visualized Textsby Jörg Gengnagel

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 50.10

    The study of the history of South Asian cartography has long been interpreted based on Western cartographic traditions. Maps of the South Asian subcontinent were assumed to be produced by foreigners ? not by South Asians themselves. Maps actually produced in South Asia were neglected as a category in their own right. The present study focuses on the... more...

  • Explaining Mantrasby Robert A. Yelle

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 135.00

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Asrama Systemby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 134.99

    A study of the Asrama system, a Hindu construct consisting of four legitimate ways of leading a religious life. The author traces its early history and explains how Asrama gradually established connections with other Hindu religious institutions to emerge as a central tenet of the Hindu dharma. more...

  • Wandering with Sadhusby Sondra L. Hausner

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    In this moving ethnographic portrait of Hindu renouncers -- sadhus or ascetics -- in northern India and Nepal, Sondra L. Hausner considers a paradox that shapes their lives: while ostensibly defined by their solitary spiritual practice, the stripping away of social commitments, and their break with family... more...

  • The Khecarividya of Adinathaby James Mallinson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Describing one of the most important practices of hathayoga ( khecarimudra ), the Khecarividya of Adinatha is presented here to an English-speaking readership for the first time. The author, James Mallinson, draws on thirty Sanskrit works, as well as original fieldwork amongst yogins in India who use the practice, to demonstrate how earlier tantric... more...

  • God's Gatewayby James Lochtefeld

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 73.99

    A celebrated Hindu pilgrimage site, Hardwar lies on the river Ganges at the edge of the Himalayas. Its identity as a holy place is inextricably tied to the mythology and reality of the Ganges, and traditional sources overwhelmingly stress this connection. Virtually nothing has been written about Hardwar's history and development, although the historical... more...