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Hinduism

  • 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...

  • Four Testamentsby Brian Arthur Brown; Francis X. SJ Clooney; David Bruce; K. E. Eduljee; Richard Freund; Cyril Glassé; 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...

  • Krishna in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia of the Hindu Lord of Many Namesby Lavanya Vemsani

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    As Eastern religions and related practices such as yoga become increasingly popular, there is a need for resources that explain where these practices come from and what they mean. This is one of those works. Krishna is central to Hindu philosophy, theology, art, architecture, and literature, and an understanding of Krishna will give students greater... 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...

  • 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 US$ 30.09

    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 Reinöhl

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99 US$ 90.29

    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...