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- Penguin Books Ltd 2002; Not Available
A masterly translation of the Tamil version of Ramayana The epic story of Rama, which is part of the Indian collective consciousness, has been retold in many regional languages. Pre-eminent among the many vernacular retellings of the Ramayana is the twelfth-century Tamil version by Kamban. The son of a temple drummer, Kamban is reputed to have had... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is easily the most recognizable and loveable of Hindu deities. But pinpointing his various attributes is not quite so simple. He is at once the portly, merry, childlike god and the sage, complex philosopher. He is the presiding deity of material wealth and the lord of spirituality. He removes all impediments for his... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
This Is A Remarkable Book. It Untangles The Many Complexities Of The Vedas And Combines Staal S Scholarly Respect For The Texts, With Explanations That Are Lucid And Occasionally Witty. His Insights Are Thoughtful And Perceptive. Romila Thapar In This Unprecedented Guide To The Vedas, Frits Staal, The Celebrated Author Of Agni: The Vedic Ritual Of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
The sacred city of Ban?ras on the River Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world?as old as Jerusalem, Athens, and Peking. It is the place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation. There are few cities in India as traditionally Hindu and as symbolic of the whole of Hindu culture as... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
How a person thinks, behaves and feels ultimately impacts not just their own lives, but the society they live in. If we desire to attain happiness, we must understand that the journey begins within us, and can reach out to touch millions. In this anthology, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with characteristic wisdom, humour and kindness, directs us towards... more...
- New World Library 2014; US$ 15.95
What has made Alanna Kaivalya so popular is her ability to bring storytelling to the understanding of the myths behind much of yoga practice. It is this practical and lively storytelling that both engages the reader and allows them a deeper understanding of their practice and its meaning in their lives. This was what made her first book so popular... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
?Look, my feet measure beyond earth and sky!? he said and touched the sky. I have surrendered to my lord who glanced at me with his large radiant eyes. The Tiruviruttam is an iconic poem by Namm??v?r (c. ninth century CE), the greatest of the ??v?r poet-saints of the Tamil ?r?vai??ava tradition. Its hundred interlinked verses celebrate the love between... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50
Here is the first translation into English of the Basava Purana, a fascinating collection of tales that sums up and characterizes one of the most important and most radical religious groups of South India. The ideas of the Virasaivas, or militant Saivas, are represented in those tales by an intriguing mix of outrageous excess and traditional conservatism.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.95
Most Americans know about the "Hare Krishnas" only from encounters in airports or from tales of their activities in the East Village and Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s. This entertaining and sensitive book deepens our knowledge by tracing the paths of those Western Hare Krishnas who eventually traveled to or lived in India. The charismatic leader of... more...
- World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99
This book is the only comprehensive introduction to Advaita Vedanta that traces the history of this tradition by means of primary sources. The sources (in translation) are drawn from Sanskrit texts by some of the most important advaitic thinkers. The editors have filled in the appropriate background materials to make this a book through which readers... more...