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  • The Rig Vedaby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    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...

  • Hindu Mythsby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • THE BOOK OF MUHAMMADby MEHRU JAFFER

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    Muhammad is the Prophet; the messenger of God. But for the vast majority of people outside the Islamic faith; he remains a mystery; and myths and misconceptions about him abound. Born in a time of moral despondency and despair; Muhammad spent his entire life trying to transcend human pettiness; searching for absolute values; the meaning of life and... more...

  • THE BOOK OF BUDDHAby ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    Around 2500 years ago a thirty-five-year-old man named Siddhartha had a mystical insight under a peepul tree in north-eastern India; in a place now revered as Bodhgaya. Today; more than 300 million people across the globe consider themselves beneficiaries of Gautama Buddha?s insight; and believe that it has irrevocably marked their spiritual commitment... more...

  • His Wordsby Amiya P. Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    ?I found that I had begun to take a great liking for the man . . . Oddly, this did not grow out of any feeling of veneration . . . for that would have implied my being overawed and somewhat fearful in the presence of someone vastly superior. Rather, my feelings grew spontaneously and from the very depths of my heart. I simply revelled in the man?s... more...

  • Studies in Hindu Law and Dharmasastraby Ludo Rocher; Donald R. Davis; Richard W. Lariviere

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 130.00

    This book presents for the first time a collection of the major studies on Hindu law and Dharmasastra by Ludo Rocher, one of the brightest lights of American academia. This collection of essays serves as an invaluable introduction to Rocher’s distinctive and important contributions to the field of Indology. more...

  • The Bhagavad Gitaby George Thompson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 12.99

    A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training  The Bhagavad Gita , a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata , is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated... more...

  • The Truth Isby Sri H. W. L. Poonja

    Red Wheel Weiser 2000; US$ 34.95

    A collection of spontaneous "satsangs," or truths, spoken from Sri H. W. L. Poonja's experience of the highest and yet simplest truth: that we are pure love and consciousness, the totality of existence. Reveals thousands of ways to help us inquire into who we really are, to bring our awareness into the infinity of the moment, and surrender to the... more...