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- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 20.38
One of India?s two greatest epics, the Ramayana pervades the country?s moral and cultural consciousness. For generations it has served as a bedtime story for Indian children, while at the same time engaging the interest of philosophers and theologians. Now this magnificent translation makes the monumental work available to a new audience. Believed... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available
Hinduism, with its rich variety of religious traditions, can often be hard to define. This book is an informative guide to those traditions, and their underlying unity. Covering all important aspects of Hinduism, from deities and temples to mythology and philosophy, and exploring what it means to lead a Hindu life, this book will let you discover... more...
- Philosophical Library/Open Road 2010; US$ 7.99
Be the Change . Drawn from Gandhi?s own words, this collection shares one man?s philosophy that changed world history. When the Indian people, inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, overthrew British rule, they proved that great political change could exist without violence. Revered both as a saint and a master politician in his native country,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 17.99
The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. Annamaya effectively created and popularized a new genre, the short padam song, which spread throughout the Telugu and Tamil regions and would become an important... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98
The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98
High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God. The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, both whose names mean ?victory?. One keeps you in Swarga; the other raises you into Vaikuntha. In Vaikuntha there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as... more...
- Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2003; US$ 22.95
About 16 centuries ago, an unknown Indian author or authors gathered together the diverse threads of already ancient traditions and wove them into a verbal tapestry that today is still the central text for worshippers of the Hindu Devi, the Divine Mother. This spiritual classic, the Devimahatmya, addresses the perennial questions of the nature of... more...
- Luminis Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 7.99
This introductory guide to the Vedas?the oldest books known to mankind?distills the information down in an easily digestible format. It explores how they formed the basis for the Hindu religion, spiritual practices such as yoga, and such Eastern spiritual concepts as karma, dharma, and meditation. This straightforward book also shows how to develop... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99
Chatterji's "Anandamath" helped create the atmosphere and the symbolism for the nationalist movement leading to Indian independence in 1947. This book not only provides an English translation of this important work, but also supplies an introduction, contextualizing the novel and its cultural and political history. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 134.99
This text surveys all the inscriptional material - documents written in ink on various surfaces, or carved into stone and metal, as well as seals - in the Indo-Aryan languages. It presents the corpus of these inscriptions in a way which should be accessible to both specialists and non-specialists. more...