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  • 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...

  • The Way to Godby Mahatma Gandhi; M. S. Deshpande; Arun Gandhi; Michael N. Nagler

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Mahatma Gandhi became famous as the leader of the Indian independence movement, but he called himself ?a man of God disguised as a politician.? The Way to God demonstrates his enduring significance as a spiritual leader whose ideas offer insight and solace to seekers of every practice and persuasion. Collecting many of his most significant writings,... 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...

  • Reading the Fifth Vedaby Joydeep Bagchee; Vishwa Adluri

    BRILL 2011; US$ 255.00

    Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...

  • The Rig Vedaby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This... more...

  • Manu's Code of Lawby Patrick Olivelle; Suman Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    Manu's Code of Law is one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit canon, indeed one of the most important surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly detailed picture of ancient Indian life-covering everything from the constitution of the king's cabinet to the price of a ferry trip for a pregnant woman-and its doctrines... more...

  • THE BOOK OF NANAKby Navtej Sarna

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    In 1469 the tiny village of Talwandi; forty miles south-west of Lahore; witnessed the birth of one of the greatest spiritual leaders of mankind and the founder of and Mecca; to spread his message.Drawing upon the various legends contained in anecdotal biographies and Bhai Gurdas?s first heroic ode; and placing them in as precise a historical framework... more...

  • THE BOOK OF MUHAMMADby Mehru Jaffer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    Muhammad is the Prophet; the messenger of God. But for the vast majority of people outside the Islamic faith; he remains a mystery; and myths and misconceptions about him abound.Born in a time of moral despondency and despair; Muhammad spent his entire life trying to transcend human pettiness; searching for absolute values; the meaning of life and... more...

  • THE BOOK OF BUDDHAby Arundhati Subramaniam

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.58

    Around 2500 years ago a thirty-five-year-old man named Siddhartha had a mystical insight under a peepul tree in north-eastern India; in a place now revered as Bodhgaya. Today; more than 300 million people across the globe consider themselves beneficiaries of Gautama Buddha?s insight; and believe that it has irrevocably marked their spiritual commitment... more...