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  • Krishna's Other Songby STEVEN J. ROSEN

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    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, who... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Mani Rao

    Autumn Hill Books 2010; US$ 8.95

    Sacred Hindu scripture is freshly presented in adventurous, contemporary English poetry, capturing the wildness of the original Sanskrit language that has been lost in generations of listless prose translations. Long considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy, the 700 verses here capture the dialogue between... more...

  • The Vision of Vedic Poetsby J. Gonda

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Ramayanaby Ranchor Prime; B.G. Sharma

    Insight Editions LLC 2011; US$ 9.95

    From the kingdom of Ayodhya to the isle of Lanka, we are transported to a land that has inspired morality and spiritual tradition for thousands of years. Rama, the king of Ayodya, comes to life through B.G. Sharma's never-before-seen compositions of this classic epic. From his intimate devotee, Hanuman, to his loving Queen, Sita, we are endeared to... 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...

  • The Wisdom of the Vedasby Jagadish Chandra Chatterji

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 14.95

    How did the universe come into being? What is the nature of God? Of the human spirit? All who seek understanding will find this book an illuminating presentation of India's oldest and most profound religious and philosophical tradition. The Wisdom of the Vedas was first published in 1931 by Kailas Press under the title India's Outlook on Life... more...

  • The Philosophy of the Upanishads and Ancient Indian Metaphysicsby Archibald Edward Gough

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...