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  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhismby Mario Poceski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    The Wiley Blackwell Companion to East and Inner Asian Buddhism combines outstanding contributions covering Buddhism as it developed and is practiced in this region. These newly-commissioned essays provide fresh scholarly perspectives on a wide range of concepts, texts, and practices. Offers a comprehensive and balanced survey of Buddhism within... more...

  • Yoga and Vegetarianismby Sharon Gannon; Ingrid Newkirk

    Insight Editions LLC 2009; US$ 9.95

    Drawing upon her studies of Vedic traditions, Sharron Gannon explores how the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga is historically and structurally tied to a vegetarian lifestyle. Integral to one another, both Yoga and Vegetarianism form a framework for physical and spiritual attunement, and when practiced as a whole provide engender an incomparably... more...

  • Hinduismby Kim Knott

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 9.99

    Hinduism is practised by 80 per cent of India's population, and by 30 million people outside India. In this "Very Short Introduction", Kim Knott combines a succinct overview of a major religion with an analysis of the challenges facing it in the 20th century. more...

  • Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourseby Brian A. Hatcher

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 109.99

    This book examines the classical roots and contempoary significance of eclecticism within modern Hindu discourse. It focuses on the thought of Swami Vivekananda as exemplary of the tone and character of modern Hindu eclecticism and then seeks to identify its historical Indian antecedents. more...

  • Religion Against the Selfby Isabelle Nabokov

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    This study, based on the author's fieldwork among rural Tamil villagers in South India, focuses on the ways in which people in this society interact with the supernatural beings who play such a large role in their personal and corporate lives. more...

  • The Embodiment of Bhaktiby Karen Pechilis Prentiss

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 124.99

    This work aims to offer an interpretive history of bhakti, an influential religious perspective in Hinduism. The author argues that although Bhakti is mentioned in every contemporary sourcebook on Indian religions, it still lacks an agreed-upon definition. more...

  • Offering Flowers, Feeding Skullsby June McDaniel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    In 'Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls', June McDaniel provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. She identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners, tracing these strands through Bengali culture. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Hinduismby Constance Jones

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 75.00

    "Encyclopedia of World Religions" explores the major religions of the world, emphasizing the living faiths and their background. Each illustrated volume provides access to the theological concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of each religion and the way it is practiced. more...

  • Introduction to Ancient Iranian Religionby William W. Malandra

    University of Minnesota Press 1983; US$ 67.50

    When Persia fell to Islam in the mid-seventh century, the ancient Iranian religion of Zoroastrianism all but disappeared (although it is still practiced by small groups in India and Iran). As one of the dominant religions of antiquity, it influenced the more...

  • Sivaby Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

    Oxford University Press, USA 1981; US$ 39.99

    Originally published under the title Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva, this book traces the development of an Indian approach to an enduring human dilemma: the conflict between spiritual aspirations and human desires. The work examines hundreds of related myths and a wide range of Indian texts--Vedic, Puranic, classical, modern, and... more...