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  • Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thoughtby Sucharita Adluri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Theistic Ved?nta originated with R?m?nuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Vi?ist?dvaita Ved?nta and also an initiate of the ?r?vaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort ?r?, the ?r?vaisnavas established themselves through various processes of legitimation as a powerful sectarian... more...

  • The Upanishadsby Vernon Katz; Thomas Egenes

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 12.95

    This new translation of The Upanishads is at once delightfully simple and rigorously learned, providing today?s readers with an accurate, accessible rendering of the core work of ancient Indian philosophy.   The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the... more...

  • Rethinking Hindu Identityby Dwijendra Narayan Jha

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Recent years have seen the emergence of a virulent version of Hindu nationalism and fundamentalism in India under the banner of Hindutva. This xenophobic movement has obfuscated and mystified the notion of Hindu identity and reinforced its stereotypes. Its arguments range from the patently unscientific - humankind was created in India, as was the first... more...

  • Myths of the Hindus and Buddhistsby Ananda K. Coomaraswamy; Sister Nivedita

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Great stories of the epics; deeds of Krishna, Shiva, taken from puranas, Vedas, folk tales, more. 32 illustrations. more...

  • The Bhagavad-Gitaby Barbara Miller

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 6.95

    The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of... more...

  • The Sense of Adharmaby Ariel Glucklich

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 159.99

    This is a study of the contrasting Hindu concepts of adharma (chaos) and dharma (order). The author uses a synthesis of phenomenological and anthropological approaches to study the structure of the imagination that produces such an apparently contradictory viewpoint. more...

  • The Maharishi Effectby Geoff Gilpin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 24.95

    This penetrating literary-journalistic memoir depicts the clash between promise and reality within the movement that virtually defined alternative spirituality in America: Transcendental Meditation and its iconic guru, the Maharishi. Like hundreds of thousands of young people, Geoff Gilpin entered the Transcendental Meditation movement in the early... more...

  • The Ramayanaby R. K. Narayan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless... more...

  • New Birth or Rebirth?by Ravi Zacharias

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    Ultimate truth. The destiny of souls. The individual heart. Can Krishna and Jesus agree on anything? This is what Subramaniam, a real-life Hindu of the twentieth century, wonders as he enters a fictitious conversation between two religious figures who have changed the lives of millions. As Jesus and Krishna respond to each other?s view of life and... more...

  • Beyond Compareby Francis X. Clooney

    Georgetown University Press 2008; US$ 34.95

    Beyond Compare is a remarkable work that offers a commentary on spiritual learning for the twenty-first century rooted in two classic texts from the Hindu and Christian traditions: the Essence of the Three Auspicious Mysteries by Sri Vedanta Desika and Treatise on the Love of God by St. Francis de Sales. In his commentary, Clooney achieves multiple... more...