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  • 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...

  • Bhagavad-Gita or, The Song Celestialby Anonymous 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Bhagavad Gita ("Song of God") is an important Sanskrit Hindu scripture. It is revered as a sacred scripture of Hinduism, and considered as one of the most important religious classics of the world. The Bhagavad Gita comprising 700 verses, is a part of the Mahabharata. The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Krishna, who is regarded by the... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Edwin Arnold

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    The Bhagavad Gita , one of the most sacred and venerated Hindu texts, is a series of conversations between the Lord Krishna – the divine one – and the warrior prince Arjuna in the prelude to the Kurukshetra war. Consisting of seven hundred stanzas and dealing with parables, and analogies covering the Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, it... 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 as... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Difficulty of Being Goodby Gurcharan Das

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 10.99

    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 "Bhagavad Gita"by Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Bhagavad Gita , perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world?s spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five... more...

  • Classical Hindu Mythologyby Cornelia Dimmitt

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space.... 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...