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  • The Early Upanishadsby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 169.99 US$ 146.19

    This is the full edition of the early Upanisads, the central scriptures of Hinduism. Featuring Patrick Olivelle's acclaimed new English translation (Oxford, 1996), it also includes the complete Sanskrit text, as well as variant readings, scholarly emendations, and explanations of Olivelle's choices of particular readings. The volume also contains a... more...

  • The Samnyasa Upanisadsby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The first readable and accurate translation of twenty of the most authoritative Hindu documents pertaining to ascetic ideals and the ascetic way of life, this text opens to students a major source for the study of the Hindu ascetical institutions and of the historical changes they underwent during a period of a thousand years or more. Beginning with... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Graham M. Schweig

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world. Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita... more...

  • The Bhagavadgitaby Angelika Malinar

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Angelika Malinar analyses the doctrines of the Bhagavadgita and its historical and cultural contexts. more...

  • Krishna's Songby Steven J. Rosen

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Rosen offers Westerners an easy-to-read introduction to a sacred text, the Bhagavad Gita, demystifying its considerable philosophy in a user-friendly way. more...

  • Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epicsby Alf Hiltebeitel

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 56.00

    Throughout India and Southeast Asia, ancient classical epics?the Mahabharata and the Ramayana ?continue to exert considerable cultural influence. Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics offers an unprecedented exploration into South Asia's regional epic traditions. Using his own fieldwork as a starting point, Alf Hiltebeitel analyzes how... more...

  • Dharma, Disorder and the Political in Ancient Indiaby Adam Bowles

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    This book is a close study of the ?paddharmaparvan which situates it within its context in the great Sanskrit epic the Mah?bh?rata and within Indian political and social thought, and explores the relationship of its didacticism to the broader literary context of the Mah?bh?rata. more...

  • Essence of the Upanishadsby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today. Lyrical, dramatic, and inspiring, the Katha Upanishad presents the core ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story all can relate to the adventure of a young hero, Nachiketa,... more...

  • The Bhagavad Gitaby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    The Bhagavad Gita, ?The Song of the Lord,? is probably the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran?s clear, accessible translation is the best-selling edition. The Gita opens dramatically, with prince Arjuna collapsing in anguish on the brink of a war that he doesn?t want to fight. Arjuna has lost his way on the battlefield of life,... more...

  • Krishna's Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gitaby Steven Rosen

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Krishna's Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gita examines the entire Uddhava Gita in relation to other Hindu scriptures, especially the Bhagavad Gita, and shares its teachings in light of interreligious understanding and nonsectarian spirituality. This edition's elaborate commentary, written by a prominent American scholar of Hindu studies,... more...