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  • 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...

  • The Living Goddessby Isabella Tree

    Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu's Durbar Square lives Nepal's famous Living Goddess "a child as young as three who is chosen from a caste of Buddhist goldsmiths to watch over the country and protect its people. To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi (the universal goddess) and for centuries their Hindu kings have sought her blessing to legitimize... more...

  • Living Zoroastrianismby Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This text describes the realities of modern Parsi religion through 30 interviews in which urban Parsis belonging to different social milieus and religious schools of thought discuss various aspects of their religious lives. Zoroastrianism, the faith founded by the Iranian prophet Zarathustra, originated around 1000BCE and is widely regarded as the... more...

  • Love Divineby Karel Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Explores the nature and function of bhakti or devotional involvement in religious practice in India in areas where it is seldom sought or where its existence has been doubted or even denied. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Material Culture and Asian Religionsby Benjamin Fleming; Richard Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ?classical? languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship and popular culture, but it has contributed to the... more...

  • Offering Flowers, Feeding Skullsby June McDaniel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...