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Hinduism

  • The Other Ramayana Womenby John Brockington; Mary Brockington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first to present current scholarship on gender and in regional and sectarian versions of the R?m?ya?a. Contributors explore in what ways the versions relate to other R?m?ya?a texts as they deal with the female persona and the cultural values implicit in them. Using a wide variety of approaches, both analytical and descriptive, the... more...

  • Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodimentby Aditya Malik

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    The result of extensive ethnographic fieldwork into oral narratives, written petitions, stories, and testimonies, Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment from the Central Himalayas explores ideas of justice associated with the worship of the "God of Justice," Goludev, in the Central Himalayan region Kumaon. more...

  • Grammaticalization and the Rise of Configurationality in Indo-Aryanby Uta Rein?hl

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99

    This book examines historical changes in the grammar of the Indo-Aryan languages from the period of their earliest attestations in Vedic Sanskrit (around 1000 BC) to contemporary Hindi, with specific focus on the rise of configurational structure as a by-product of the grammaticalization of postpositions. more...

  • Shakti Leadershipby Nilima Bhat; Raj Sisodia

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2016; US$ 19.95

    Unlocking the Source for True Leadership Too many people, men and women alike, have bought into a notion of leadership that exclusively emphasizes traditionally ?masculine? qualities: hierarchical, militaristic, win-at-all-costs. The result has been corruption, environmental degradation, social breakdown, stress, depression, and a host of other... more...

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communitiesby Pankaj Jain

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the role religious communities can play in environmentalism.... more...

  • Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogueby Irina Kuznetsova; Jonardon Ganeri

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The debates between various Buddhist and Hindu philosophical systems about the existence, definition and nature of self, occupy a central place in the history of Indian philosophy and religion. These debates concern various issues: what 'self' means, whether the self can be said to exist at all, arguments that can substantiate any position on this... more...

  • Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophyby Ravi M. Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In the sixteenth century, the saint and scholar Sri Caitanya set in motion a wave of devotion to Krishna that began in eastern India and has now found its way around the world. Caitanya taught that the highest aim of life is to develop selfless love for God Krishna, the blue-hued cowherd boy who spoke the Bhagavad Gita. Although only a handful of poetry... more...

  • Categorisation in Indian Philosophyby Jessica Frazier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    It is by fitting the world into neatly defined boxes that Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain philosophers were able to gain unparalleled insights into the nature of reality, God, language and thought itself. Such categories aimed to encompass the universe, the mind and the divine within an all-encompassing system, from linguistics to epistemology, logic and... more...

  • The Flight of Loveby Steven P. Hopkins

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    Steven P. Hopkins provides a translation--with introduction, textual notes, and thematic commentary--of the Hamsasandesa , a "messenger poem" by saint-poet and philosopher Vedantedesika (c.1268-1369). Equally the work of a scholar and a poet, this book analyzes the Sanskrit sandesa within the wider comparative context of South Indian and Sri Lankan... more...

  • Indeby Chantal Deltenre

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Des croyances et des traditions profondément ancrées dans les m?urs, à l?ouverture de l?Inde sur le monde L?Inde n?est pas un pays, c?est un continent, à peine moins vaste que l?Europe et tramé d?au moins autant de diversités que du Cap Nord à Palerme ou de Lisbonne à Moscou : paysages, langues, modes de vie, histoires, saveurs, couleurs? Reste... more...