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Hinduism

  • 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$ 31.96

    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$ 31.96

    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 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...

  • Foucault and the Kamasutraby Sanjay K. Gautam

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    The Kamasutra is best known in the West for its scandalous celebration of unbridled sensuality. Yet, there is much, much more to it; embedded in the text is a vision of the city founded on art and aesthetic pleasure. In Foucault and the "Kamasutra" , Sanjay K. Gautam lays out the nature and origin of this iconic Indian text and engages in the first... more...