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  • The Mahabharata, Volume 2by J. A. B. van Buitenen

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    The Mahabharata , an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the second volume of van... more...

  • Bhakti and Embodimentby Barbara A. Holdrege

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary sacrificial arenas to established temple sites. In Bhakti... more...

  • A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythologyby Dr Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 67.95

    The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives;... more...

  • Types of Authority in Formative Christianity and Judaismby Bruce Chilton; Jacob Neusner

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner study the points of comparisons and contrast between formative Christianity and Judaism. By identifying three categories of authority in each of the two religious worlds, they show how they have both worked in compelling or failing to get someone to do a given action. The arguments are introduced by a general discussion... more...

  • Shamans in Asiaby Clark Chilson; Peter Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Shamans throughout much of Asia are regarded as having the power to control and coerce spirits. Many Asians today still turn to shamans to communicate with the world of the dead, heal the sick, and explain enigmatic events. To understand Asian religions, therefore, a knowledge of shamanism is essential. Shamans in Asia provides an introduction to... more...

  • The Jainsby Paul Dundas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, defined themselves as a unique religious... more...

  • Explaining Mantrasby Robert A. Yelle

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Hindu Selves in a Modern Worldby Maya Warrier

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book explores devotional Hinduism in a modern context of high consumerism and revolutionised communications. It focuses on a fast-growing and high-profile contemporary Hindu guru faith originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The organisation is led by a vastly popular female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, whom devotees worship... more...

  • Genealogy of the South Indian Deitiesby Daniel Jeyaraj

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    For the first time Genealogy of the South Indian Deities, the work of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the first Protestant missionary in India, is made accessible to an English readership. Originally published in 1713, the text reveals Ziegenbalg's ethos in the emerging European Enlightenment and his willingness to learn from the South Indians.... more...

  • Imagining Hinduismby Sharada Sugirtharajah

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Imagining Hinduism examines how Hinduism has been defined, interpreted and manufactured through Western categorizations, from the foreign interventions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Orientalists and missionaries, to the present day. Sugirtharajah argues that ever since early Orientalists 'discovered' the ancient Sanskrit texts and the Hindu... more...