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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...

  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

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

  • When a Goddess Diesby Orianne Aymard

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Using numerous interviews and extensive research, this book explores the devotional movement of the enduring religious figure, Anandamayi Ma, venerated both as a guru and an incarnation of the Divine on Earth. Orianne Aymard asks what happens to a charismatic movement after the death (mahasamadhi) of the guru. 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...

  • Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asiaby Kiyokazu Okita

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 97.99

    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...

  • The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Cultureby Edwin Bryant

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Hanuman's Taleby Philip Lutgendorf

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 22.99

    Hanuman, the devoted monkey helper of Rama and Sita, has long been recognized as a popular character in India's ancient Ramayana epic. But more recently he has also become one of the most beloved and worshiped gods in the Hindu pantheon - enshrined in majestic new temples, but equally present in poster art, advertising, and mass media. Drawing... more...

  • The Body of Godby D Dennis Hudson

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 114.99

    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

    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...