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  • Studying Hinduismby Sushil Mittal; Gene Thursby

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    This book is an indispensable resource for students and researchers wishing to develop a deeper understanding of one of the world's oldest and most multifaceted religious traditions. Sushil Mittal and Gene Thursby, leading scholars in the field, have brought together a rich variety of perspectives which reflect the current lively state of the field.... 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...

  • Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehoodby M. Whitney Kelting

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 74.99

    Although in Hinduism it is mainly used to refer to widow immolation, the term 'sati' means 'true woman' - a female hero. Whitney Kelting has learned that in Jainism satis appear as subjects of devotional hymns. This seems paradoxical, given that Jain spirituality is to disengage oneself from worldly existence and Jain devotionalism... more...

  • The Variety of Local Religious Life in the Near Eastby Ted Kaizer

    BRILL 2008; US$ 166.00

    An interdisciplinary collection of articles that presents the variety of local and regional patterns of worship in the Near East, and contributes to our quest for understanding the polytheistic cults of the region as a whole. more...

  • Framing the Jinaby John Cort

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 73.99

    John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most of these narratives portray icons favorably, and so justify their existence; but there are also narratives... more...

  • Light from the Eastby Frank MacHovec

    Stone Bridge Press 2005; US$ 16.95

    The most important teachings of Asian thought and religion in a single, accessible volume. more...

  • Pinnacles of India's Pastby Walter H. Maurer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 188.00

    The Ṛgveda is the oldest of the books that comprise the scriptures of Hinduism. While its age cannot be accurately determined, it can be said with reasonable certainty that it must have existed in its present form at least as early as 1000 BC. It consists of 1,028 hymns, arranged, according to the form in which the Ṛgveda has been transmitted,... more...

  • The Ubiquitous Sivaby John Nemec

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 37.99

    John Nemec examines the beginnings of the non-dual tantric philosophy of the famed Pratyabhijna or "Recognition [of God]" School of tenth-century Kashmir, the tradition most closely associated with Kashmiri Shaivism. In doing so it offers, for the very first time, a critical edition and annotated translation of a large portion of the first... more...

  • Gita Wisdomby Joshua Greene

    Insight Editions LLC 2011; US$ 9.95

    The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most revered texts of all time, but it?s often impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this timeless text in a completely new way, revealing that it is, in essence, a heart-to-heart talk between two friends about the meaning of life. As Krishna and his friend Arjuna reminisce... 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...