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Hinduism

  • 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...

  • Speaking of Sivaby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    '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... more...

  • Everyday Hinduismby Joyce Flueckiger

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    This innovative introductory textbook explores the central practices and beliefs of Hinduism through contemporary, everyday practice. Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, festivals and everyday lived experiences of Hinduism in text and images Includes data from the author’s own extensive ethnographic fieldwork in central India (Chhattisgarh),... more...

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • Mimamsanyayasamgrahaby Mahadeva Vedantin; James Benson

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 157.86

    Within modern scholarship on Indian philosophy, religious studies, and Indology Purva-Mimamsa unfortunately features as a rather under-represented area. The present edition and translation of the Mimamsanyayasamgraha by James Benson is a most welcome exception in two respects: On the one hand it makes accessible the major premises and topics of Purva-Mimamsa... more...

  • Mahabharatby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... more...

  • Rethinking Hindu Identityby Dwijendra Narayan Jha

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Recent years have seen the emergence of a virulent version of Hindu nationalism and fundamentalism in India under the banner of Hindutva. This xenophobic movement has obfuscated and mystified the notion of Hindu identity and reinforced its stereotypes. Its arguments range from the patently unscientific - humankind was created in India, as was the first... more...

  • Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... 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...

  • Ardorby Roberto Calasso; Richard Dixon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 35.99

    In a meditation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called "a literary institution," explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Little is known about the Vedic people, who lived more than three thousand... more...