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Hinduism

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  • 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...

  • Pilgrimage in the Hindu Traditionby Knut A. Jacobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the phenomenon, this book investigates the narratives, rituals,... more...

  • Book of Deviby Bulbul Sharma

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28

    Devi, Mother and Protector of the world, isone of the most loved figures of Hindu iconography. In her various incarnations, Devi is warrior, mother, faithful wife, and the fount of knowledge, delivering all that her devotees ask of her. Bulbul Sharma tells the fascinating story of Devi in this book, drawing upon the many strands of myth and legend... 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...

  • Vedantic Meditationby David Frawley; John Douillard

    North Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    As yoga gains popularity across the U.S., many people are becoming interested in its traditional Vedic roots. While Buddhist meditation is well represented on bookshelves, there has been little Vedantic philosophy written in lay terms until now. Author David Frawley guides readers through the challenges of cultivating awareness, calming the mind, and... more...

  • Hinduism and Buddhismby Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2014; US$ 14.99

    A highly original discussion of problems of philosophy of religion from the lndian point of view. The exposition shows that the Christian theologian who will take the trouble to study Indian religion seriously, and not merely ?historically,? will find in its teachings abundant extrinsic and probable proofs of the truth of Christian doctrine; and may... more...

  • The Upanishadsby Vernon Katz; Thomas Egenes

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 12.95

    This new translation of The Upanishads is at once delightfully simple and rigorously learned, providing today?s readers with an accurate, accessible rendering of the core work of ancient Indian philosophy.   The Upanishads are often considered the most important literature from ancient India. Yet many academic translators fail to capture the... 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...

  • 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...