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  • Bhagavad Gitaby Graham M. Schweig

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.99

    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 Bhagavad Gitaby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2009; US$ 10.95

    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...

  • The Bhagavadgitaby Angelika Malinar

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

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

  • The Bhagavata Puranaby Ravi M. Gupta; Kenneth R. Valpey

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    A vibrant example of living literature, The Bhagavata Purana is a versatile Hindu sacred text containing more than 14,000 Sanskrit verses. Finding its present form around the tenth century C.E., the work inspired several major north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions as well as schools of dance and drama, and continues to permeate popular Hindu... 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...

  • The Early Upanisadsby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 169.99

    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...

  • 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 Essence of the Bhagavad Gitaby Paramhansa Yogananda

    Crystal Clarity Publishers 2008; US$ 16.99

    This revelation of India's best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life's final exam, death, and what happens afterward; how to... more...

  • Exploring the Bhagavad Gitaby Dr Ithamar Theodor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Handbook of Hindu Mythologyby George M. Williams

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 75.00

    Hindu mythology is a complex mythology of multifaceted deities, lengthy heroic tales, and arcane philosophies, with a 3000-year history of reinterpretations and adaptations. This text looks at the connections between the structure of myth cycles and Indian storytelling and music traditions. more...