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  • The Ramayanaby Ramesh Menon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 19.99

    The great Indian epic rendered in modern prose India?s most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world?s great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India?s cultural and religious expression, the Ramayana was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 b.c. The epic of Prince... 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • The Book of Ramby Devdutt Pattanaik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    He is Eka-vachani, a king who always keeps his word; Eka-bani, an archer who strikes his target with the first arrow; and Eka-patni, a husband who is eternally and absolutely devoted to a single wife. He is maryada purushottam Ram, the supreme upholder of social values, the scion of the Raghu clan, jewel of the solar dynasty, the seventh avatar of... more...

  • King, Governance, and Law in Ancient Indiaby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India presents an English translation of Kautilya's Arthasastra (AS.) along with detailed endnotes. When it was discovered around 1905, the AS. was described as perhaps the most precious work in the whole range of Sanskrit literature, an assessment that still rings true. Patrick Olivelle's new translation... more...

  • Kamba Ramayanaby P S Sundaram

    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...

  • Book of Ganeshaby Royina Grewal

    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...

  • Discovering the Vedasby Frits Staal

    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...