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- 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 58.61
The study of the history of South Asian cartography has long been interpreted based on Western cartographic traditions. Maps of the South Asian subcontinent were assumed to be produced by foreigners ? not by South Asians themselves. Maps actually produced in South Asia were neglected as a category in their own right. The present study focuses on the... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 110.45
Innerhalb der für den gesamten Zoroastrismus konstitutiven Polarität von Ordnung/Wahrheit und Trug besetzt die Sexualität eine durchaus labile Position. Genötigt, mit der ethischen Reformulierung jener ursprünglich kosmologisch-ritualistischen Begriffe eine Sexualmoral auszubilden, scheint die Sexualität unter deren Ansprüchen die Vielzahl ihrer Aspekte... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali?s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
This book explores the integral vision of human development contained in the original works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It delves into multiple layers of the human personality as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and explores a new developmental science of consciousness based on the practice of Integral Yoga. The book examines the major... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...