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  • What Do Hindus Believe?by Rachel Dwyer

    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...

  • The Ramayanaby Valmiki

    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...

  • Hinduism - An Introduction: Teach Yourselfby Owen Cole; V Kanit

    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...

  • The Wisdom of Gandhiby Philosophical Library

    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...

  • God on the Hill: Temple Poems from Tirupatiby Annamayya; Velcheru Narayana Rao; David Shulman

    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...

  • The Bhagavad Gitaby Simon Brodbeck

    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...

  • Jayby Devdutt Pattanaik

    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...

  • In Praise of the Goddessby Devadatta Kali

    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...

  • The Mahabharata, Volume 3by J. A. B. van Buitenen

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    The Mahabharata , an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the third volume of van Buitenen's... more...

  • Understanding Hinduismby Frank Whaling

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2011; US$ 16.95

    Frank Whaling provides an overview of the history and development of the Hindu tradition. He takes account of recent scholarship and regards Hinduism as a world-view as well as a religious tradition. more...