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  • The Ultimate Medicineby Nisargadatta Sri Maharaj; Robert Powell; Peter Md Madill

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Ultimate Medicine is not for those who like their spirituality watered down, but for serious students searching for awareness. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) lived and taught in a small apartment in the slums of Bombay. A realized master of the Tantric Nath lineage, he supported himself and his family by selling cheap goods in a small booth... more...

  • Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanismby Johannes Bronkhorst

    BRILL 2011; US$ 169.00

    This book deals with the confrontation of Buddhism and Brahmanism in India. Both depended on support from the royal court, but Buddhism had less to offer in return than Brahmanism. Buddhism developed in a manner to make up for this. more...

  • The Way to Godby Mahatma Gandhi; M. S. Deshpande; Arun Gandhi; Michael N. Nagler

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Mahatma Gandhi became famous as the leader of the Indian independence movement, but he called himself ?a man of God disguised as a politician.? The Way to God demonstrates his enduring significance as a spiritual leader whose ideas offer insight and solace to seekers of every practice and persuasion. Collecting many of his most significant writings,... more...

  • Reading the Fifth Vedaby Joydeep Bagchee; Vishwa Adluri

    BRILL 2011; US$ 255.00

    Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...

  • The Simple Guide to Attending Hindu Ceremoniesby Akasha Lonsdale

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 4.99

    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? ... more...

  • The Rig Vedaby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.98

    The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This... more...

  • The Laws of Manuby none; Brian Smith; Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 23.98

    The Laws of Manu form a towering work of Hindu philosophy. Composed by many Brahmin priests, this is an extraordinary, encyclopaedic representation of human life in the world, and how it should be lived. Manu encompasses topics as wide-ranging as the social obligations and duties of the various castes, the proper way for a righteous king to rule... more...

  • Hindu Mythsby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58

    Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers... more...

  • Manu's Code of Lawby Patrick Olivelle; Suman Olivelle

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 119.99

    Manu's Code of Law is one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit canon, indeed one of the most important surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly detailed picture of ancient Indian life-covering everything from the constitution of the king's cabinet to the price of a ferry trip for a pregnant woman-and... more...

  • THE BOOK OF NANAKby Navtej Sarna

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    In 1469 the tiny village of Talwandi; forty miles south-west of Lahore; witnessed the birth of one of the greatest spiritual leaders of mankind and the founder of and Mecca; to spread his message. Drawing upon the various legends contained in anecdotal biographies and Bhai Gurdas?s first heroic ode; and placing them in as precise a historical framework... more...