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  • 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...

  • The Upanishadsby Swami Paramananda

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Upanishads are Hindu scriptures that constitute the core teachings of Vedanta. They do not belong to any particular period of Sanskrit literature: the oldest, such as the Brhadaranyaka and Chandogya Upanishads, date to the late Brahmana period (around the middle of the first millennium BCE), while the latest were composed in the medieval and early... 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...

  • The Difficulty of Being Goodby Gurcharan Das

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 15.99

    Why should we be good? How should we be good? And how might we more deeply understand the moral and ethical failings--splashed across today's headlines--that have not only destroyed individual lives but caused widespread calamity as well, bringing communities, nations, and indeed the global economy to the brink of collapse? In The Difficulty of... more...

  • Text and Authority in the Older Upani?adsby Signe Cohen

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This book offers a new interpretation of the older Upani?ads. Issues of textual authority in the Upani?ads are examined, and the book also outlines a theory of textual criticism as applied to oral texts. more...

  • When the Goddess was a Womanby Vishwa Adluri; Joydeep Bagchee

    BRILL 2011; US$ 247.00

    Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...

  • The Vision of Vedic Poetsby J. Gonda

    De Gruyter Mouton 1963; US$ 133.00

    This book is primarily intended to be an Investigation into the Meaning and Religious significance of the important Vedic term dhi, which has been variously and often inadequately translated. more...

  • Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asiaby James Hegarty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the greatest works of world literature and pivotal for the understanding of both Hindu traditions and wider society in ancient, medieval and modern South Asia. This book presents a new synthesis of philological, anthropological and cognitive-linguistic method and theory in relation to the study of narrative text... more...

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

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Moral Blindnessby Zygmunt Bauman; Leonidas Donskis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Evil is not confined to war or to circumstances in which people are acting under extreme duress. Today it more frequently reveals itself in the everyday insensitivity to the suffering of others, in the inability or refusal to understand them and in the casual turning away of one’s ethical gaze. Evil and moral blindness lurk in what we take... more...