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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53
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...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67
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...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67
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 US$ 26.65
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...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of Hinduism and its key beliefs. In this second edition she considers new issues facing Hindus such as the politicization of Hinduism in India, the increasing impact of Hindu nationalism, and the rise and fall of sectarian Hindu movements. 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 US$ 30.09
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...
- 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...
- 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...