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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 79.99
This book seeks to understand the major mythological role models that mark the moral landscape navigated by young Hindu women. Heidi Pauwels compares how these role models are portrayed in the most authoritative versions of the story. She traces the ancient Sanskrit sources, the medieval vernacular retellings, and the contemporary TV versions as well.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99
The thousand-year-old Sanskrit classic the Bhagavatapurana, or 'Stories of the Lord', is the foundational source of narratives concerning the beloved Hindu deity Krishna. For centuries pious individuals, families, and community groups have engaged specialist scholar-orators to give week-long oral performances based on this text. In recent years, these... more...