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Hinduism

  • The Way of the Hermitby Mario I. Aguilar

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 24.95

    Spanning hermits' paths across multiple faiths and epochs, Catholic Benedictine hermit and divinity scholar Mario Aguilar explores the shared value of silence, contemplation and prayer in Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. This is an eye-opening book about spiritual independence and interfaith harmony for any reader, curious or devout. more...

  • Autobiography of a Yogiby Paramhansa Yogananda

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    'Autobiography of a Yogi' introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an... more...

  • The Hindu Tantric Worldby André Padoux

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Tantra occupies a unique position in Western understandings of Hindu spirituality. Its carnal dimension has made its name instantly recognizable, but this popular fascination with sex has obscured its philosophical depth and ritual practices, to say nothing of its overall importance to Hinduism.   This book offers a clear, well-grounded overview... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906)by Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1909, this book presents an English translation of chapters 25-42 of the Bhishma Parva from the epic Sanskrit poem Mahabharata ? better known as the Bhagavad-Gita, reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels" of Devanagari literature. The plot consists of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Krishna, the Supreme Deity, in a war-chariot... more...

  • Women?s Authority and Leadership in a Hindu Goddess Traditionby Nanette R. Spina

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 94.37

    This book investigates women?s ritual authority and the common boundaries between religion and notions of gender, ethnicity, and identity. Nanette R. Spina situates her study within the transnational Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi movement established by the Tamil Indian guru, Bangaru Adigalar. One of the most prominent, defining elements of this tradition... more...

  • Live Betterby Sophie Golding

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2017; US$ 5.99

    Your spiritual journey can take many forms, and it?s important to choose the path that?s right for you. This handbook will introduce you to traditions and practices with the power to open your heart and broaden your mind. Along with practical tips and enlightening quotes, the insights here are stepping stones towards a better life. more...

  • The Upanishadsby Anonymous

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    'The Upanishads' are early philosophical texts of the Hindu religion. 'The Upanishads' represent the loftiest heights of ancient Indo-Aryan thought and culture and are regarded as direct revelations of God. Because these teachings were usually given in the stillness of some distant retreat, where the noises of the world could not disturb the tranquillity... more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The poet Kabîr is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. A great religious reformer, the founder of a sect to which nearly a million northern Hindus still belong, it is yet supremely as a mystical poet that Kabîr lives for us. A beautiful legend tells us that after his death his Mohammedan and Hindu disciples... more...

  • Stray Birdsby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Collected here are three hundred twenty short poems by Rabindranath Tagore. They were written in Bengali before being translated into English by Tagore. These poems are beautiful, thought provoking, and somewhat reminiscent of Haiku. Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter... more...

  • Caste, Entrepreneurship and the Illusions of Traditionby Geir Heierstad

    Anthem Press 2017; US$ 30.36

    This ethnographic study is an empirical exploration of caste through the story of Indian potters who have transformed caste into a marketable brand in the business of selling sculptures. To these contemporary potters, caste is in their blood, caste is about being a creative and independent artist, and caste is about business, as they engage in a competitive... more...