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  • Contemporary Hinduismby P. Pratap Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Most overviews of Hindu belief and practice follow a history from the ancient Vedas to today. Such approaches privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a sense of Hinduism as a homogenous system and culture, and one which is largely unchanging and based solely on sacred texts. In reality, modern Hindu faith and culture present an extraordinary range... more...

  • Objects of Worship in South Asian Religionsby Knut A. Jacobsen; Mikael Aktor; Kristina Myrvold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for the devotees they may represent power regardless of... more...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 14.95

    In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the... more...

  • Hindu Narratives on Human Rightsby Arvind Sharma

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 34.95

    This pioneering work examines the existing understanding of Hinduism in relation to human rights discourse. more...

  • You Are Therefore I Amby Satish Kumar

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2002; US$ 12.99

    This book traces the spiritual journey of Satish Kumar: child monk, peace pilgrim, ecological activist, and educator. In it he recounts the sources of inspiration that formed his understanding of the world as a network of multiple and diverse relationships. You Are, Therefore I Am is divided into parts. The first describes his memories of conversations... more...

  • El buddhismoby Donald S. Lopez

    Editorial Kairos 2010; US$ 15.99

    Rather than offering a superficial overview to the philosophies of Buddhism, this reference focuses on the history and theology that underpin its major tenets. Moving across millennia as well as nations, the study investigates key principles and traditions—including the monastic life, Tantra, and pilgrimage—and describes their origins and modern... more...

  • Original Gospel of Ramakrishnaby Joseph A. Fitzgerald; Alexander Lipski; Swami Vivekananda; Swami Abhedananda

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    Sri Ramakrishna is the most famous saint of modern India. This book is the original version of the most famous work about him, translated into English by the author ?M? himself. A short biography of Ramakrishna, written by his famous disciple Swami Vivekananda, is also included. more...

  • The Power of the Sacred Nameby V. R. Raghavan; William J. Jackson; M. Narasimhachary

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    In Hinduism, as in all of the great religious traditions from around the globe, the repeating or singing of a sacred name is an integral part of prayer and daily life. With chapters that explore the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi and Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, this edited collection of the writing of renowned Indian scholar, V. Raghavan, examines... more...

  • Mahaviraby Manoj Jain; Demi

    World Wisdom, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence tells the remarkable story of Mahavira, a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today more than 2500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow... more...

  • The A to Z of Hinduismby Bruce M. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, the rituals performed as religious practices, the manifestations of Hindu religious sensibilities in biography, art, the caste system of social... more...