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- Granta Publications 2013; US$ 9.32
Hinduism is a much contested term used to describe the religious beliefs and practices of more than 800 million people, most of whom live in India. Yet Hinduism is a religion that lacks a set of core beliefs (there is no founder, no single scripture nor any central organization). The sheer diversity of beliefs (Hindus may be atheists, polytheists and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 1.68
Read this fascinating myth from India recounted in this fabulously produced book. From wise sages to demonic asuras, beautiful river deities to arrogant kings, wayward gods to brave princes, each e-singles edition brings alive these enchanting and magical stories from Indian mythology, beautifully retold by noted author Anita Nair. With stunning full-colour... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 15.95
As yoga gains popularity across the U.S., many people are becoming interested in its traditional Vedic roots. While Buddhist meditation is well represented on bookshelves, there has been little Vedantic philosophy written in lay terms until now. Author David Frawley guides readers through the challenges of cultivating awareness, calming the mind, and... more...
- 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...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2001; US$ 16.95
This is an English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditations that maintains the poetic forms of the sutras. Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism. His sutras-scriptural narratives sometimes defined as literally "the path to transcendence"- are a darshan, or philosophical worldview and method to aid the awakening of self-realization.... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95
For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98
He is Eka-vachani, a king who always keeps his word; Eka-bani, an archer who strikes his target with the first arrow; and Eka-patni, a husband who is eternally and absolutely devoted to a single wife. He is maryada purushottam Ram, the supreme upholder of social values, the scion of the Raghu clan, jewel of the solar dynasty, the seventh avatar of... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28
'To the utterly at-one with Siva there's no dawn.' Meditative, deeply personal poems to the god Siva, from four major Hindu saints. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many... more...