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  • The Early Upanisadsby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 149.99

    This edition of the early "Upanisads", the central scriptures of Hinduism, includes the complete Sanskrit text, as well as scholarly emendations and explanations of Patrick Olivelle's choices of particular readings. The volume also contains a concordance of the recensions of Brhadaranyaka Upanisad. more...

  • The Samnyasa Upanisadsby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 33.99

    Note on the Translation INTRODUCTION 1. The Samnyasa Upanisads 2. Renunciation and Society: The Inner Conflict of Tradition 3. The Nature and Purpose of Renunciation 4. The Rite of Renunciation 5. The Classifications of Renouncers 6. The Behavior and Customs of Renouncers TRANSLATIONS 1. Aruni Upanisad 2-3. Laghu-Samnyasa Upanisad and Kundika Upanisad 4.... 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...

  • Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharataby Simon Brodbeck; Brian Black

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book brings together many of the most respected scholars in the field of Mahabharata studies, as well as some of its most promising young scholars. By focusing specifically on gender constructions, some of the most innovative aspects of the Mahabharata are highlighted. more...

  • The Bhagavadgitaby Angelika Malinar

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 38.00

    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... more...

  • Essence of the Upanishadsby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    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 Upanishadsby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2009; US$ 11.95

    Among the oldest of India?s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students ? in ashrams, at family gatherings, in a royal court, and in the kingdom of Death. The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the results of their investigation into consciousness... more...

  • Exploring the Bhagavad Gitaby Ithamar Theodor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 109.95

    The Bhagavad Gita is a unique literary creation but deciphering its meaning and philosophy is not easy or simple. This careful study of the Bhagavad Gita approaches the ancient text with a modern mind and offers a unifying structure which is of a universal relevance. Combining the philosophical-theoretical with the ethical-practical, Ithamar Theodor... more...