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  • Valmiki's Uttara Kandaby Arshia Sattar

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 27.00

    The last and most intriguing book of the Ramayana , the Uttara is rendered here by Arshia Sattar in vivid, sensuous detail. Accompanied by her thoughtful essays that explore the moral complexity of this most enduring of epics, this translation crystallizes Sattar’s deep and intimate knowledge of the Ramayana in a way that is utterly compelling.... more...

  • Global Hindu Diasporaby Hiralal Kalpana

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    This book examines Hinduism from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It provides some interesting insights into factors that shaped and defined Hinduism in the diaspora. It also examines the challenges facing Hinduism in the twenty-first century. In recent years the growing conversions of Hindus to other religions, the complexities of... more...

  • Samadhiby Swami B.P. Puri

    Mandala Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    This publication commemorates the completion of Swami B. P. Puri's Samadhi Mandir in Mayapur, India and was released in conjunction with the inauguration of the temple.   This publication commemorates the completion of Swami B. P. Puri's Samadhi Mandir in Mayapur, India and was released in conjunction with the inauguration of the temple. Samadhi... more...

  • Unforgetting Chaitanyaby Varuni Bhatia

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    In Unforgetting Chaitanya , Varuni Bhatia examines late-nineteenth-century transformations of Vaishnavism--a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition emanating from the Krishna devotee Chaitnaya (1486-1533)-in Bengal. Drawing on an extensive body of hitherto unexamined archival material, Bhatia finds that both Vaishnava modernizers and secular... more...

  • Transaction and Hierarchyby Harald Tambs-Lyche

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    In this volume, the author challenges a number of widely held cultural stereotypes about India. Caste is not as old as Indian civilization itself, and current changes are no more radical than in the past, for caste has evolved throughout its history. It is not a colonial invention, nor does it result from weak state control. There is no single form... more...

  • Monastic Wanderersby Veronique Bouillier

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    How have the premodern Shaiva ascetic sect of the N?th Yog?s (known also as the Yog?s with splitted ears) succeeded in maintaining its presence and importance until today? This book intends to give a general survey of this samprad?ya which is said to have been founded by the Siddha Gorakhn?th, known for his strong link to Ha?ha Yoga. However, rather... more...

  • The Heart of a Vaishnavaby Swami B.P. Puri; Swami B.B. Bodhayan

    Mandala Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    This book glorifies the Vaishnava: it tells us of the necessity of Vaishnava association, how to recognize the Vaishnava, and how to serve the Vaishnava.    The Heart of a Vaishnava reminds us of Krishna's words, "The worship of My devotee is greater than even the worship of Me." To the uninitiated, this is a puzzle, for Krishna also says, "The... more...

  • Guru: The Universal Teacherby Swami B. P. Puri

    Mandala Publishing 2017; US$ 24.95

    Guru: The Universal Teacher is a carefully curated selection of articles written by Swami B. P. Puri relating to what the concept of guru truly means.  Guru: The Universal Teacher is a compilation of articles written by Swami B. P. Puri on the topic of the spiritual master. It is a handbook for those seeking guidance in their quest for a genuine... more...

  • The Jewish Encounter with Hinduismby Alon Goshen-Gottstein

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 42.28

    Hinduism has become a vital 'other' for Judaism over the past decades. The book surveys the history of the relationship from historical to contemporary times, from travellers to religious leadership. It explores the potential enrichment for Jewish theology and spirituality, as well as the challenges for Jewish identity. more...

  • City of Mirrorsby Carol Salomon; Keith Cantú; Saymon Zakaria; Richard Salomon; Jeanne Openshaw

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 149.99

    This is the first dedicated English translation of the songs of the Bengali poet and mystical philosopher Lalan Sai to closely follow the original Bangla text, with all of its dialectical variations, and is here produced alongside the original text. Dr. Carol Salomon used multiple written and oral texts to arrive at a meaning as close as possible to... more...