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Hinduism

  • "Photos of the Gods"by Christopher Pinney

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 29.00

    Drawing on years of archival research, interviews with artists and publishers, and the ethnographic study of their rural consumers, Christopher Pinney traces the intimate connections between the production and consumption of mass-produced images in India and the struggle against colonial rule. more...

  • The "Bhagavad Gita"by Richard H. Davis

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Bhagavad Gita , perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world?s spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five... more...

  • The "Yoga Sutra of Patanjali"by David Gordon White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali?s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten... more...

  • The A to Z of Hinduismby Bruce M. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 33.99

    Presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, the rituals performed as religious practices, the manifestations of Hindu religious sensibilities in biography, art, the caste system of social... more...

  • The Age of Kaliby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    From the author of The Last Mughal and Nine Lives : the classic stories he gathered during the ten years he spent journeying across the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he searched for evidence of Kali Yug, the ?age of darkness? predicted by an ancient Hindu cosmology in a final epoch... more...

  • Aghor Medicineby Ronald L. Barrett

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing... more...

  • Anandamath, or The Sacred Brotherhoodby Bankimcandra Chatterji; Julius J. Lipner

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Chatterji's "Anandamath" helped create the atmosphere and the symbolism for the nationalist movement leading to Indian independence in 1947. This book not only provides an English translation of this important work, but also supplies an introduction, contextualizing the novel and its cultural and political history. 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...

  • The Anthropologist and the Nativeby H. L. Seneviratne

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    ‘The Anthropologist and the Native’ is a multidisciplinary volume of twenty essays by internationally known scholars of different persuasions, honouring the distinguished anthropologist Gananath Obeyesekere. more...

  • Ardorby Roberto Calasso; Richard Dixon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 35.99

    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...