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Hinduism

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  • A Dharma Readerby Patrick Olivelle

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    Whether defined by family, lineage, caste, professional or religious association, village, or region, India?s diverse groups did settle on an abstract concept of law in classical times. How did they reach this consensus? Was it based on religious grounds or a transcendent source of knowledge? Did it depend on time and place? And what apparatus did... more...

  • Tantraby Georg Feuerstein

    Shambhala 1998; US$ 18.99

    Tantra?often associated with Kundalini Yoga?is a fundamental dimension of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine power" (shakti) as a path to infinite bliss. Tantra has been widely misunderstood in the West, however, where its practices are often confused with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy dispels many... more...

  • Teachings of the Hindu Mysticsby Andrew Harvey

    Shambhala 2001; US$ 17.99

    This anthology collects the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Andrew Harvey, the popular spiritual scholar and writer, has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including extracts from the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable... more...

  • The Bhagavata Puranaby Ravi M. Gupta; Kenneth R. Valpey

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    A vibrant example of living literature, the Bhagavata Purana is a versatile Hindu sacred text written in Sanskrit verse. Finding its present form by the tenth century C.E., the work inspired several major north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions as well as schools of dance and drama, and continues to permeate popular Hindu art and ritual in both... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume Iby Robert P. Goldman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 67.50 US$ 61.43

    This is the first of seven volumes of a translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epic of the life of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Visnu. This renowned work of ancient India has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and cultures of countless millions of people in South and Southeast Asiaan influence... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IVby Rosalind Lefeber

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the fourth volume of a translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki . As befits its position at the center of the work, Volume IV presents the hero Rama at the turning point of his fortunes. Having previously lost first his kingship and then his wife, he now forms an alliance with the monkey prince,... more...

  • Fell in Her Handsby Ruth Lauer-Manenti

    Lantern Books 2016; US$ 7.99

    A re-telling and re-imagination of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra by a contemporary teacher. more...

  • Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrativeby Naomi Appleton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of contact, dialogue and contention between different worldviews.... more...

  • The Everything Hinduism Bookby Kenneth Schouler; Susai Anthony

    Adams Media 2009; US$ 15.95

    Yoga. Karma. Reincarnation. Most Americans are familiar with a few basic ideas of Hinduism, but are unfamiliar with the big picture. This beginner?s guide covers the major Hindu thinkers and their philosophies as well as the dharma, the moral way of life that Hindus practice. In a straightforward style, the authors explain the philosophy, gods, texts,... 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...