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Hinduism

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

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 19.99

    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$ 157.95

    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...

  • Rethinking Hindu Identityby Dwijendra Narayan Jha

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 16.99

    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...

  • Vibrational Healing Through the Chakrasby Joy Gardner

    Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2014; US$ 14.99

    Every life form is made up of vibrations that coincide with the harmonic frequency to which all life is attuned. The vibrations of the body easily go out of tune when a person is exposed to physical or emotional stress. VIBRATIONAL HEALING THROUGH THE CHAKRAS provides the most up-to-date information on the use of vibrational tools such as crystals,... more...

  • Seeing Krishna in Americaby E. Allen Richardson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Hindu sect the Vallabha Sampradaya was founded in India in the 15th century by a devotional saint, Vallabhacharya. Their Bhakti tradition worships a variety of forms of Krishna as a seven year old child. Following U.S. immigration reforms in 1965, members of the sect established a spiritual headquarters for the faith in Pennsylvania and began to... more...

  • Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thoughtby Sucharita Adluri

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Theistic Ved?nta originated with R?m?nuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Vi?i???dvaita Ved?nta and also an initiate of the ?r?vai??ava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Vi??u and his consort ?r?, the ?r?vai??avas established themselves through various processes of legitimation as a powerful sectarian... more...