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Hinduism

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  • Sonic Liturgyby Guy L. Beck; Frederick M. Denny

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 48.99

    A groundbreaking study into the parallel developments of worship and musical performance in Hindu culture more...

  • Svetasvataropanisadby Devadatta Kali

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Svetasvataropanisad is considered to be the most beautiful of all the Upanisads, the philosophical texts of the Hindu religion. In this new translation, Devadatta Kali takes a fresh look, and works from a new premise that the Svetasvatara represents a Saivite (one of the Hindu sects) point of view. This he claims, allows its intended meaning... 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...

  • The Upanishadsby Valerie Roebuck

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    'The Upanisads' is the Hindu equivalent of the Christian New Testament. It is a collection of spiritual treatises written in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 BCE. Typically an Upanisad recounts one or more sessions of teaching, often setting each within the story of how it came to be taught. These thirteen texts, the principal Upanisads, are devoted to... more...

  • 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 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...

  • Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhoodby Bankimcandra Chatterji; Julius J. Lipner

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • Avatarasby Annie Besant

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Annie Besant was a fascinating figure who made a mark in a staggering number of fields and disciplines over the course of her career, ranging from making significant headway in the domain of women's reproductive rights to popularizing the esoteric spiritual system known as Theosophy in the West. The volume Avataras presents the text of a series... more...

  • THE BOOK OF BUDDHAby Arundhati Subramaniam

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    Around 2500 years ago a thirty-five-year-old man named Siddhartha had a mystical insight under a peepul tree in north-eastern India; in a place now revered as Bodhgaya. Today; more than 300 million people across the globe consider themselves beneficiaries of Gautama Buddha?s insight; and believe that it has irrevocably marked their spiritual commitment... more...

  • THE BOOK OF MUHAMMADby Mehru Jaffer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    Muhammad is the Prophet; the messenger of God. But for the vast majority of people outside the Islamic faith; he remains a mystery; and myths and misconceptions about him abound.Born in a time of moral despondency and despair; Muhammad spent his entire life trying to transcend human pettiness; searching for absolute values; the meaning of life and... more...