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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • His Wordsby Amiya P Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 28.88

    ?I found that I had begun to take a great liking for the man . . . Oddly, this did not grow out of any feeling of veneration . . . for that would have implied my being overawed and somewhat fearful in the presence of someone vastly superior. Rather, my feelings grew spontaneously and from the very depths of my heart. I simply revelled in the man?s... 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 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...

  • The Book of Ramby Devdutt Pattanaik

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 16.98

    He is Eka-vachani, a king who always keeps his word; Eka-bani, an archer who strikes his target with the first arrow; and Eka-patni, a husband who is eternally and absolutely devoted to a single wife. He is maryada purushottam Ram, the supreme upholder of social values, the scion of the Raghu clan, jewel of the solar dynasty, the seventh avatar of... more...