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Hinduism

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  • 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 2009; US$ 140.00

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia. Contributors to this volume are particularly interested... 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...

  • Tantric Mantrasby Andre Padoux

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 145.00

    Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric mantras and gives an introduction to their beliefs... more...

  • Religion-State Encounters in Hindu Domainsby Vineeta Sinha

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    The historical and empirical project presented here is grounded in a desire to theorize 'religion-state' relations in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious, secular city-state of Singapore. The core research problematic of this project has emerged out of the confluence of two domains, 'religion, law and bureaucracy' and 'religion and... more...

  • Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of Godby none; Edwin F. Bryant

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 23.98

    The Purana is one of the two most important and popular Hindu texts, the other being the Ramayana. It is part of the popular tradition, rather than a literary classic like the Upanishads or the Gita. It tells the story of the god Krishna, the supreme godhead of the Hindus and worshipped by them for over two and a half millennia. The most popular... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Graham M. Schweig

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world. Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita... more...

  • Sadhanaby Rabindranath Tagore

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 9.95

    Written by Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and available in paperback for the first time, Sadhana is a profound, highly accessible introduction to India?s ancient spiritual heritage. Few figures in history have been as important as Rabindranath Tagore in bringing Indian philosophy and spiritual teachings to the West. Although he was known... more...