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  • Penguin Companion to the Mahabharataby Bishnupada Chakravarti

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 16.98

    The Mahabharata is one of India's most revered epics - a transcendental, monumental literary and spiritual narrative with contemporary resonance.One of the founding epics of Indian culture, the Mahabharata is transfused with ancient Indian wisdom. It is the foremost reference for classical Indian civilization and has great influence on Indian and... more...

  • Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asiaby Kiyokazu Okita

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    This book explores the historical development of a Hindu devotional movement in early modern South Asia. Provides a rigorous philological analysis of Sanskrit texts, which is combined with a detailed examination of the specific historical circumstances which led to their formation. more...

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introductionby Kim Knott

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of Hinduism and its key beliefs. In this second edition she considers new issues facing Hindus such as the politicization of Hinduism in India, the increasing impact of Hindu nationalism, and the rise and fall of sectarian Hindu movements. more...

  • The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Cultureby Edwin Bryant

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indigenous non-Indo European peoples. Although Indian scholars reject this European reconstruction of their country's history, Western scholarship gives little heed to their argument. In this book, Edwin Bryant explores... more...

  • The Body of Godby D Dennis Hudson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    This remarkable book is the crowning achievement of the great scholar of Hinduism D. Dennis Hudson. Although Hudson died without completing it, the work has been brought to fruition by editor Margaret Case. The book is a finely detailed study of a renowned Tamil Hindu temple, the Vaikuntha Perumal (ca. 770 C.E.). Hudson uses this temple as an illustration... more...

  • The Bijak of Kabirby Linda Hess; Shukdev Singh

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Kabir was an extraordinary oral poet whose works have been sung and recited by millions throughout North India for half a millennium. He may have been illiterate and he preached an abrasive, sometimes shocking, always uncompromising message that exhorted his audience to shed their delusions, pretentions, and empty orthodoxies in favor of an intense,... more...

  • The Revisitedby Mandakranta Bose

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    The Ramayana is one of India's foundational epics, and it demonstrates a continuing power to influence social, religious, cultural, and political life. Brought to textual life in Sanskrit by the legendary "first poet," Valmiki, over the ensuing centuries the tale has been recycled with extraordinary adaptability and diversity through the varied cultural... more...

  • The Graceful Guruby Karen Pechilis

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    A distinctive aspect of Hindu devotion is the veneration of a human guru, who is not only an exemplar and a teacher but is also understood to be an embodiment of the divine. Historically, the role of guru in the public domain has been exclusive to men. The new visibility of female gurus in India and the U.S. today, and indeed across the globe, has... more...

  • An Ornament for Jewelsby Steven P. Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    A thematically organized, annotated collection of translations from the Sanskrit, Tamil, and Maharastri Prakrit poetry of medieval South Indian Srivaisnava philosopher and saint-poet Venkatesa. Each translated poem forms a chapter in itself, along with an Afterword and detailed notes, with commentary. more...

  • A Living Theology of Krishna Bhaktiby Tamal Krishna Goswami; Graham M. Schweig

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    An illuminating examination of the theology of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna movement. more...