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  • 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

    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...

  • Studies in Hindu Law and Dharma??straby Ludo Rocher; Donald R. Jr Davis; Richard W. Lariviere

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 130.00

    This book presents for the first time a collection of the major studies on Hindu law and Dharma??stra by Ludo Rocher, one of the brightest lights of American academia. This collection of essays serves as an invaluable introduction to Rocher?s distinctive and important contributions to the field of Indology. more...

  • The Bhagavad Gitaby George Thompson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 10.20

    A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training The Bhagavad Gita , a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata , is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated... more...

  • The Truth Isby Sri H. W. L. Poonja

    Red Wheel Weiser 2000; US$ 34.95

    A collection of spontaneous "satsangs," or truths, spoken from Sri H. W. L. Poonja's experience of the highest and yet simplest truth: that we are pure love and consciousness, the totality of existence. Reveals thousands of ways to help us inquire into who we really are, to bring our awareness into the infinity of the moment, and surrender to the... more...

  • Banarasby Diana L. Eck

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    The sacred city of Ban?ras on the River Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world?as old as Jerusalem, Athens, and Peking. It is the place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation. There are few cities in India as traditionally Hindu and as symbolic of the whole of Hindu culture as... more...

  • Speaking of Sivaby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.50

    Speaking of Siva is a selection of vacanas or free-verse sayings from the Virasaiva religious movement, dedicated to Siva as the supreme god. Written by four major saints, the greatest exponents of this poetic form, between the tenth and twelfth centuries, they are passionate lyrical expressions of the search for an unpredictable and spontaneous spiritual... more...

  • Poems to Sivaby Indira Viswanathan Peterson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00 US$ 51.87

    Composed by three poet-saints between the sixth and eighth centuries A.D., the Tevaram hymns are the primary scripture of the Tamil Saivism, one of the first popular large-scale devotional movements within Hinduism. Indira Peterson eloquently renders into English a substantial portion of these hymns, which provide vivid and moving portraits of the... more...

  • The Yoga Sutras of Pata˝jaliby Edwin F. Bryant

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 24.50

    A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Pata˝jali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa : the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense... more...

  • Speaking of Sivaby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    'To the utterly at-one with Siva there's no dawn.' Meditative, deeply personal poems to the god Siva, from four major Hindu saints. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries.... more...