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Hinduism

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  • The Everything Hinduism Bookby Kenneth Schouler; Susai Anthony

    Adams Media 2009; US$ 15.95

    Yoga. Karma. Reincarnation. Most Americans are familiar with a few basic ideas of Hinduism, but are unfamiliar with the big picture. This beginner?s guide covers the major Hindu thinkers and their philosophies as well as the dharma, the moral way of life that Hindus practice. In a straightforward style, the authors explain the philosophy, gods, texts,... more...

  • Indian Epigraphyby Richard Salomon

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 154.99

    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...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Stephen Mitchell

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 14.00

    Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers... 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

    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 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 2005; US$ 108.00

    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 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...