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Hinduism

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IVby Rosalind Lefeber

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the fourth volume of a translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki . As befits its position at the center of the work, Volume IV presents the hero Rama at the turning point of his fortunes. Having previously lost first his kingship and then his wife, he now forms an alliance with the monkey prince,... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IIby Robert P. Goldman; Sheldon I. Pollock

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the second volume of a translation of India?s most beloved and influential epic saga, the monumental R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki . Of the seven sections of this great Sanskrit masterpiece, the Ayodhyak???a is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India. This readable translation... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume IIIby Robert P. Goldman; Sheldon I. Pollock

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    This is the third volume of a planned seven-volume translation of India's most beloved and influential epic tale--the Ramayana of Valmiki. This third volume carries forward the narrative by following the exiled hero Rama, his wife, and his brother on their wanderings. The book contains the narrative center of the epic, the abduction of Sita by the... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume Vby Robert P. Goldman; Sally Sutherland Goldman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35

    The fifth and most popular book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, the Sundarakanda , recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hanuman in leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there, he scours the city for the abducted Princess Siti. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Ravana, the beauty of... more...

  • The Book of Nanakby Navtej Sarna

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.00

    Guru Nanak was deeply spiritual from an early age, having being born into a society caught in the throes of orthodoxy and ritualism. The ills of child marriage, infanticide and a rigid caste system had further crippled his people. The outpouring of Nanak?s faith evolved into the universal message of the omnipresence and existence of one God, of true... more...

  • The R?m?ya?a of V?lm?ki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume Iby Robert P. Goldman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 67.50 US$ 61.43

    This is the first of seven volumes of a translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, the great Sanskrit epic of the life of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Visnu. This renowned work of ancient India has profoundly affected the literature, art, religions, and cultures of countless millions of people in South and Southeast Asiaan influence... more...

  • A. J. Appasamy and his Reading of R?m?nujaby Brian Philip Dunn

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99

    This study focuses on the embodiment theology of the South Indian theologian A. J. Appasamy (1891-1975). It argues for the distinctive theological voice of Appasamy, whose sacramental reading of the Gospel of John, influenced by R?m?nuja (1017-1137), opens up new Christological and comparative possibilities. more...

  • Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrativeby Naomi Appleton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of contact, dialogue and contention between different worldviews.... more...

  • Early Tantric Medicineby Michael Slouber

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99

    Early Tantric Medicine explores the mantra-based systems for healing snakebite found in the ancient Hindu texts called the Garuda Tantras. It engages with broader questions of medical efficacy, and describes a worldview in which powerful gods and goddesses are available to anyone who learns the secret methods of propitiating them. more...

  • Mr Iyer Goes To Warby Ryan Lobo

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Dispatched to a home in the sacred city of Varanasi, Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture. When an accident leaves him with concussion, he receives a vision of his past incarnation - he was the mythological warrior Bhima, sent from the heavens to destroy evil. Convinced of his need to continue Bhima's mission and revive the noble principles... more...