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  • Seeing Krishna in Americaby E. Allen Richardson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Hindu sect the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in India in the 15th century by a devotional saint, Vallabhacharya. Their Bhakti tradition worships a variety of forms of Krishna as a seven year old child. Following U.S. immigration reforms in 1965, members of the sect established a spiritual headquarters for the faith in Pennsylvania and began to... more...

  • The "Bhagavad Gita"by Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Bhagavad Gita , perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world?s spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five... more...

  • Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems (Routledge Revivals)by R G Bhandarkar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Bhandarkar?s Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems, first published in 1913, explores the origins of Vaishnavism by examining its sources of religion, aspects of the Mahabharata, and the Cult of Rama. Bhandarkar also discusses Saivism by exploring its origin and development. This text is ideal for students of theology. more...

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theologyby Ajay K. Rao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The R?m?yana of V?lm?ki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic?s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of literary culture, and replaced it with another, as... more...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.95

    An informative study of Hindu history that moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from the early emergence of the Vedic tradition, to developments in twentieth-century Hinduism. more...

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.95

    With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book. more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asiaby Bryan S. Turner; Oscar Salemink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Religions in Asia provides a contemporary and comprehensive overview of religion in contemporary Asia. Compiled and introduced by Bryan S. Turner and Oscar Salemink, the Handbook contains specially written chapters by experts in their respective fields. The wide-ranging introduction discusses issues surrounding Orientalism... more...

  • 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...

  • The Religion of the Peacock Angelby Garnik S. Asatrian; Victoria Arakelova

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Based in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, the Yezidi people claim their religion - a unique combination of Christian, Islamic, and historical faiths - to be the oldest in the world. Yezidi identity centres on their religion, Sharfadin, which has evolved into a highly complex pantheon of one God with many incarnations, the chief of whom is Melek Taus, the... 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...