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  • The Saga of Jagannatha and Badadeula at Puri (by J C Manti

    Vij Books India Private Limited 2014; US$ 24.95

    The book is about lord Jagannatha - the established god of Hindus and His temple at Puri known as Badadeula. The book is for general reading for those interested to know about lord Jagannatha and His temple at Puri and not a historical treatise. Many of the descriptions and anecdotes in it are from the epics, legends and folktales that may or may... more...

  • Granthraj Dasbodh (Hindi)by Suresh Sumant

    Vij Books India Private Limited 2014; US$ 9.95

    ?Granthraj Dasbodh? is an introduction to a sacred thought book on ancient Hindu Philosophy. Wisdom and Strength are two most sought after points for successful fulfilment of our ambitions in all walks of life. It really helps in resolving most of the conflicts (Wars) of precious human life. It?s an ancient art mastered by great saints, godfathers... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Hinduismby Jeffery D. Long

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism relates the history of Hinduism through a chronology, an introductory essay, photos, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross referenced dictionary entries on Hindu terminology, names of major historical figures and movements, gods and goddesses, prominent temples, terms for items used in Hindu practice,... more...

  • Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Traditionby Tracy Pintchman

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    In this book, Tracy Pintchman has assembled ten leading scholars of Hinduism to explore the complex relationship between Hindu women's rituals and their lives beyond ritual. The book focuses particularly on the relationship of women's ritual practices to domesticity, exposing and exploring the nuances, complexities, and limits of this relationship.... more...

  • Strong Arms and Drinking Strengthby Jarrod L. Whitaker

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Jarrod Whitaker examines the ritualized poetic construction of male identity in the Rigveda, India's oldest Sanskrit text, arguing that an important aspect of early Vedic life involves the sustained promotion and embodiment of what it means to be a true man. more...

  • Demoting Vishnuby Anne T. Mocko

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Demoting Vishnu examines how the same public ritual that once placed kings at the privileged apex of Nepal's government now in the 21st-century have stopped serving the king, turning instead to authorize party-based politicians. The book shows how ritual upheaval undermined the institutional logic of monarchy, demonstrating that kingship was contingent... more...

  • Sacred Groves and Local Godsby Eliza F. Kent

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu over seven years, Eliza F. Kent offers a compelling examination of the religious and social context in which south India's sacred groves take on meaning for the villagers who maintain them, and shows how they have become objects of fascination and hope for Indian environmentalists. more...

  • The Limits of Toleranceby C.S. Adcock

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    This book provides a critical history of the distinctive tradition of Indian secularism known as Tolerance. Examining debates surrounding the activities of the Arya Samaj - a Hindu reform organization regarded as the exemplar of intolerance - it finds that Tolerance functioned to disengage Indian secularism from the politics of caste. more...

  • Gurus of Modern Yogaby Mark Singleton; Ellen Goldberg

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions that individual gurus have made to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga in today's world. more...

  • Provincial Hinduismby Daniel Gold

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Provincial Hinduism explores intersecting religious domains of a medium-sized Indian city. Temples and Sufi shrines, the dynamics of caste and class, and specifically modern gurus and movements are described in a Hindu world that has experienced impacts of globalization but is still close to its traditional roots. more...