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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communitiesby Pankaj Jain

    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...

  • Indian Epigraphyby Richard Salomon

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 154.99

    This book provides a general survey of all the inscriptional material in the Sanskrit, Prakrit, and modern Indo-Aryan languages, including donative, dedicatory, panegyric, ritual, and literary texts carved on stone, metal, and other materials. This material comprises many thousands of documents dating from a range of more than two millennia, found... more...

  • Paths to Godby Ram Dass

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 12.12

    For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections,... more...

  • Debi Chaudhurani; or, The Wife Who Came Homeby Julius J Lipner

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 49.99

    This is the second in a trilogy of works by the famed Bengali novelist Bankimcandra Chatterji (1838-1894), and the second to be translated by Julius Lipner. The first, Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhood was published by OUP in 2005. Bankim Chatterji was perhaps the foremost novelist and intellectual mediating western ideas to India in the latter... more...

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjaliby Alistair Shearer

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 15.95

    ?A wonderful translation, full of contemporary insight yet luminous with eternal truth.??Jacob Needleman The Yoga Sutras were cast in their present form in India around the third century b.c. Yoga is from the Sanskrit root meaning ?union,? and a sutra is a thread or aphoristic verse. The basic questions ?Who am I?? ?Where am I going?? ?What is the... more...

  • The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhiby Mahatma Gandhi

    North Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 9.95

    The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful... more...