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Hinduism

  • The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhiby Mohandas K. Gandhi

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    My first acquaintance with the Gita began in 1888-89 with the verse translation by Sir Edwin Arnold known as the Song Celestial. On reading it, I felt a keen desire to read a Gujarati translation. And I read as many translations as I could lay hold of. But all such reading can give me no passport for presenting my own translation. Then again my knowledge... more...

  • Bhagavad Gitaby Swami Swarupananda

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    This famous and marvellous Sanskrit poem occurs as an episode of the Mahabharata, in the sixth-or "Bhishma"-Parva of the great Hindu epic. It enjoys immense popularity and authority in India, where it is reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels," -pancharatnani- of Devanagiri literature. In plain but noble language it unfolds a philosophical system which... more...

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spacesby Susan Verma Mishra; Himanshu Prabha Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 150.00

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that integrates individuals and communities into a cultural fabric.... more...

  • Swami in a Strange Landby Joshua M. Greene

    Mandala Publishing 2016; US$ 29.99 US$ 20.99

    Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). In 1965, a seventy-year-old man?soon to be known as Prabhupada?set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his... more...

  • Spiritual Despotsby J. Barton Scott

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Historians of religion have examined at length the Protestant Reformation and the liberal idea of the self-governing individual that arose from it. In Spiritual Despots , J. Barton Scott reveals an unexamined piece of this story: how Protestant technologies of asceticism became entangled with Hindu spiritual practices to create an ideal of the ?self-ruling... more...

  • Four Testamentsby Brian Arthur Brown; Francis X. SJ Clooney; David Bruce; K. E. Eduljee; Richard Freund; Cyril Glassť; Victor H. Mair; Jacqueline Mates-Muchin; Arvind Sharma

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 54.99

    Four Testaments brings together four foundational texts from world religions?the Tao Te Ching , Dhammapada , Analects of Confucius , and Bhagavad Gita ?inviting readers to experience them in full, to explore possible points of connection and divergence, and to better understand people who practice these traditions. more...

  • Seven Days of Nectarby McComas Taylor

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    The thousand-year-old Sanskrit classic the Bhagavatapurana, or 'Stories of the Lord', is the foundational source of narratives concerning the beloved Hindu deity Krishna. For centuries pious individuals, families, and community groups have engaged specialist scholar-orators to give week-long oral performances based on this text. In recent years, these... more...

  • Seven Days of Nectarby McComas Taylor

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    The thousand-year-old Sanskrit classic the Bhagavatapurana, or 'Stories of the Lord', is the foundational source of narratives concerning the beloved Hindu deity Krishna. For centuries pious individuals, families, and community groups have engaged specialist scholar-orators to give week-long oral performances based on this text. In recent years, these... more...

  • Christian Ashrams, Hindu Caves and Sacred Riversby Mario I. Aguilar

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 80.00

    The history of the Shantivanam ashram and the five figures of Christian-Hindu dialogue in India is the backdrop for this exploration of dialogue and collaboration between the two faiths. The lives of these men, and their situation within both religions, is used by the author to propose a continuation and development of this dialogue today. more...

  • Women in the Ramkathasby Atreyi Biswas

    Gyan Publishing House 2016; US$ 42.99

    Women in the Ramakathas attempts to focus on the unfavourable conditions of women in the various renderings of the Rama legends, originating from Valmiki Ramayana. Through 2000 years of Indian literary tradition and folklore, these have been moulded and reshaped, according to the beliefs and understanding of later composers. The basic concept of the... more...