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Hinduism

  • Hindu Pilgrimageby Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of pilgrimage as a religious practice and experience and... more...

  • Ancient Religions, Modern Politicsby Michael Cook

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Why does Islam play a larger role in contemporary politics than other religions? Is there something about the Islamic heritage that makes Muslims more likely than adherents of other faiths to invoke it in their political life? If so, what is it? Ancient Religions, Modern Politics seeks to answer these questions by examining the roles of Islam, Hinduism,... more...

  • Sacred Soundby Alanna Kaivalya

    New World Library 2014; US$ 15.95

    What has made Alanna Kaivalya so popular is her ability to bring storytelling to the understanding of the myths behind much of yoga practice. It is this practical and lively storytelling that both engages the reader and allows them a deeper understanding of their practice and its meaning in their lives. This was what made her first book so popular... more...

  • Reflections of Ammaby Amanda J. Lucia

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Globally known as Amma, meaning "Mother," Mata Amritanandamayi has developed a massive transnational humanitarian organization based in hugs. She is familiar to millions as the "hugging saint," a moniker that derives from her elaborate darshan programs wherein nearly every day ten thousand people are embraced by the guru one at a time, events that... more...

  • Die Weisheit der Palmblätterby Navina T. Satish; Bertram Prof. Dr. Dr. Schmitz

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Das Schicksal der Menschheit, niedergeschrieben auf Palmblättern. Legenden zufolge haben vor tausenden Jahren sieben Weise die Lebensläufe jedes einzelnen Menschen auf Palmblattmanuskripten niedergeschrieben. Dies ist seit jeher Stoff für viele mysteriöse Aussagen. Navina T. Satish beschäftigt sich erstmalig aus religionswissenschaftlicher Perspektive... more...

  • Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophyby Ravi M. Gupta

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Although only a handful of poetry is attributed to Caitanya, his devotional theology was expounded and systematized by his followers in a vast array of poetical, philosophical, and ritual literature. This book provides a thematic study of Caitanya Vaishnava philosophy, introducing key thinkers and ideas in the early tradition, using Sanskrit and Bengali... more...

  • Hinduism and Environmental Ethicsby Christopher G. Framarin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mah?bh?rata (literature), and the Yogas?tra (philosophy),... more...

  • Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Traditionby Catherine A. Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. more...

  • On Hinduismby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 29.99

    In this magisterial volume of essays, Wendy Doniger enhances our understanding of the ancient and complex religion to which she has devoted herself for half a century. This series of interconnected essays and lectures surveys the most critically important and hotly contested issues in Hinduism over 3,500 years, from the ancient time of the Vedas to... more...

  • The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Loreby John Phd Dececco; Devdutt Pattanaik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.50

    The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore is a compilation of traditional Hindu stories with a common thread: sexual transformation and gender metamorphosis. As the author states, “Every culture has sacred narratives that capture its worldview. Among them, one occasionally finds stories that seem to rupture the traditional discourse.... more...