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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...

  • Indian Epigraphyby Richard Salomon

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    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...

  • Paths to Godby Ram Dass

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 12.12

    For centuries, readers have turned to the Bhagavad Gita for inspiration and guidance as they chart their own spiritual paths. As profound and powerful as this classic text has been for generations of seekers, integrating its lessons into the ordinary patterns of our lives can ultimately seem beyond our reach. Now, in a fascinating series of reflections,... more...

  • Debi Chaudhurani, or The Wife Who Came Homeby Julius J Lipner

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Bankim Chatterji was perhaps the foremost novelist and intellectual mediating western ideas to India in the latter half of the 19th century. Debi Chaudhurani is a didactic work that champions a particular interpretation of Hindu dharma and wifely duties reflective of the late 19th-century Calcutta context in which it was written. Lipner's idiomatic... more...

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjaliby Alistair Shearer

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 15.95

    ?A wonderful translation, full of contemporary insight yet luminous with eternal truth.??Jacob Needleman The Yoga Sutras were cast in their present form in India around the third century b.c. Yoga is from the Sanskrit root meaning ?union,? and a sutra is a thread or aphoristic verse. The basic questions ?Who am I?? ?Where am I going?? ?What is the... more...

  • The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhiby Mahatma Gandhi

    North Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 13.95

    The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful... more...

  • The Religious Culture of Indiaby Friedhelm Hardy

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 108.00 US$ 88.56

    A lively and innovative exploration of the traditional Indian religions and cultures, by a leading scholar. more...

  • The Essential Vedantaby Eliot Deutsch

    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...

  • The Ultimate Medicineby Nisargadatta Sri Maharaj; Robert Powell; Peter Md Madill

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Ultimate Medicine is not for those who like their spirituality watered down, but for serious students searching for awareness. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (1897-1981) lived and taught in a small apartment in the slums of Bombay. A realized master of the Tantric Nath lineage, he supported himself and his family by selling cheap goods in a small booth... more...

  • Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanismby Johannes Bronkhorst

    BRILL 2011; US$ 169.00

    This book deals with the confrontation of Buddhism and Brahmanism in India. Both depended on support from the royal court, but Buddhism had less to offer in return than Brahmanism. Buddhism developed in a manner to make up for this. more...