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  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theologyby Ajay K. Rao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The R?m?yana of V?lm?ki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic?s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of literary culture, and replaced it with another, as... more...

  • IM WANDEL DAS BLEIBENDE ACHT UPANI?ADSby Egbert Richter-Ushanas

    Traugott Bautz 2012; US$ 12.41

    Einleitung Aitareya-Upani?ad Kena-Upani?ad ??a-Upani?ad ?veta?vatara-Upanisad Katha-Upani?ad Mu?aka-Upani?ad Pra?na-Upani?ad Ma?ukya-Upani?ad 77 Erläuterungen zur Aitareya Erläuterungen zur Kena Erläuterungen zur ??a Erläuterungen zur ?veta?vatara Erläuterungen zur Katha Erläuterungen zur Mu?aka Erläuterungen zur Pra?na Erläuterungen... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 40.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it is the definitive cultural narrative in the construction... 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...