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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

    MobileReference.com 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$ 22.95

    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...

  • A Woman's Ramayanaby Mandakranta Bose; Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The R?m?yana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candr?vat?, a woman poet from Bengal. It is a highly individual... more...

  • Dharma, Disorder and the Political in Ancient Indiaby Adam Bowles

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    Provides a study of the Apaddharmaparvan which situates it within its context in the great Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata and within Indian political and social thought. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...