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  • Boundless as the Skyby Renuka Singh

    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...

  • Ancient Religions, Modern Politicsby Michael Cook

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism,... more...

  • Ardorby Roberto Calasso; Richard Dixon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    In a mediation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called ?a literary institution,? explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Little is known about the Vedic people who lived more than three thousand... more...

  • Hindu Pilgrimageby Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...

  • Sacred Soundby Alanna Kaivalya

    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...

  • Status and Sacrednessby Murray Milner Jr.

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 65.00

    Status and Sacredness provides a new theory of status and sacral relationships and a provocative reinterpretation of the Indian caste system and Hinduism. Milner shows how in India and many other social contexts status is a key resource, and that sacredness can be usefully understood as a special form of status. By analyzing the nature of this resource... more...

  • Autobiography of a Yogiby Paramahansa Yogananda

    The Floating Press 1946; US$ 6.99

    The autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952) details his search for a guru, during which he encountered many spiritual leaders and world-renowned scientists. When it was published in 1946 it was the first introduction of many westerners to yoga and meditation. The famous opera singer Amelita Galli-Curci said about the book: "Amazing,... more...

  • Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asiaby Kelly Pemberton; Michael Nijhawan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 140.00

    This work focuses on processes of articulating identity. The notions of "shared idioms" and "sacred symbols" shaping this volume suggest both a search for common ground and boundary-drawing processes. Individual chapters locate "sites" of these modes and the conditions that engender them, problematizing the truth-claims of unitary markers of identity.... more...

  • An Autobiographyby M. K. Gandhi; Mahadev Desai

    The Floating Press 1927; US$ 6.99

    In this autobiography, also titled The Story of My Experiments with Truth , Mohandas K. Gandhi recounts his life from childhood up until 1921, noting that "my life from this point onward has been so public that there is hardly anything about it that people do not know." HarperCollins chose this work as one of the "100 Most Important... more...

  • The End of Sorrowby Eknath Easwaran

    Nilgiri Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the much-loved Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. He liked to say that his verse-by-verse commentary grew like a tree issuing directly from his life, which was so rooted in the Gita that he found a deep understanding of its teachings in the most everyday experiences ? sharing a treat with... more...