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  • The R-am-aya.na Revisitedby Mandakranta Bose

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 59.99

    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

    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

    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...

  • Homo Ritualisby Axel Michaels

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Homo Ritualis describes and analyzes various forms of Hindu rituals and examines conceptual components such as framing, formality modality and theories of meaning. The first book to present a Hindu theory of rituals, it asks how indigenous terms and notions of ritual contribute to ritual theory. more...

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communitiesby Pankaj Jain

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism.... more...

  • Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodimentby Aditya Malik

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    The result of extensive ethnographic fieldwork into oral narratives, written petitions, stories, and testimonies, Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment from the Central Himalayas explores ideas of justice associated with the worship of the "God of Justice," Goludev, in the Central Himalayan region Kumaon. more...

  • Pathways to Joyby Dave DeLuca

    New World Library 2010; US$ 18.95

    Clear and illuminating — these are the most accessible teachings on India's Classical Yoga pathways to Oneness by one of the most influential spiritual figures of all time. more...

  • Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Namesby Lavanya Vemsani

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    As Eastern religions and related practices such as yoga become increasingly popular, there is a need for resources that explain where these practices come from and what they mean. This is one of those works. Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, art, architecture, and literature, and an understanding of Krishna will give students greater... more...

  • The Other Ramayana Womenby John Brockington; Mary Brockington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first to present current scholarship on gender and in regional and sectarian versions of the R?m?ya?a. Contributors explore in what ways the versions relate to other R?m?ya?a texts as they deal with the female persona and the cultural values implicit in them. Using a wide variety of approaches, both analytical and descriptive, the... more...

  • Simple Guide to Attending Hindu Ceremoniesby Akasha Lonsdale

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 3.99

    In today's multicultural society we are increasingly likely to meet and become friends with people from different religious backgrounds, and to find ourselves attending an unfamiliar ceremony. When this happens, there can be few of us who know exactly what to expect, or are confident about how to behave. This chapter from Do I Kneel or Do I Bow? will... more...