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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Theistic Ved?nta originated with R?m?nuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Vi?i???dvaita Ved?nta and also an initiate of the ?r?vai??ava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Vi??u and his consort ?r?, the ?r?vai??avas established themselves through various processes of legitimation as a powerful sectarian... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 247.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 435.00
The six volume Psychology ann Religion set of the International Library of Psychology explores the interface between psychology and religion, looking at aspects of religious belief and mysticism as related to the study of human consciousness. Hindu Psychology looks at the relevance of Hindu belief systems and theories of perception for the West. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
For the first time, this influential study by Ludwig Alsdorf is made available to an English speaking audience, translated by Bal Patil. It focuses on two of the most pertinent issues in Indian religion, the history of vegetarianism and cow-veneration, and its historical approach remains relevant to this day. With reference to significant brahminical... more...
- Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 39.99
This book takes us on a pilgrimage to explore the Goddess Durga in ancient and contemporary culture. The mythology, rituals, philosophy, and spiritual practices of this distinctly female-centered and millennia-old tradition of Durga offer female potential and empowerment, focusing on peace, healing, spiritual liberation, and realization of inherent... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1981; US$ 28.99
"A marvellous introductory text, well-organized and clearly written. The renditions of stories are readable and engaging." --Edward T. Gilday, Bowdoin College. "A delicious repast of stories, delightfully told and intended to satisfy our narrative appetites and nourish our moral sensibilities. Drawing upon tales from the Hindu epics,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
The representation of the Muslims as threatening to India's body politic is central to the Hindu nationalist project of organizing a political movement and normalizing anti-minority violence. Adopting a critical ethnographic approach, this book identifies the poetics and politics of fear and violence engendered within Hindu nationalism. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are perhaps the most accessible and universal achievement of classical Telugu literature, one of the major literatures of pre-modern India. This book offers translations of 150 of Annamaya's poems, which are readable as poetry in their own right. more...