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  • "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 US$ 19.96

    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 US$ 19.96

    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 'Fifth Veda' of Hinduismby Ithamar Theodor

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 17.99

    The Bhagavata Purana is one of the most important, central and popular scriptures of Hinduism. A medieval Sanskrit text, its influence as a religious book has been comparable only to that of the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Ithamar Theodor here offers the first analysis for twenty years of the Bhagavata Purana (often called... more...

  • The =A'srama Systemby Patrick Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59

    The lesser known and explored of the two pillars of Hinduism-- =a'srama and -- =a'srama is the name given to a system of four distinct and legitimate ways of leading a religious life: as a celibate student, a married householder, a forest hermit, and a world renouncer. In this, the first full-length study of the =a'srama system, Olivelle... more...

  • The A to Z of Hinduismby Bruce M. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Absent Mother God of the Westby Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book investigates the absence of the Divine Feminine in Christianity and Judaism and its psycho-spiritual consequences. It chronicles the author?s journey into obscure and suppressed figures like the Black Madonna of Europe and Shekhinah of mystical Judaism and reveals an emergent understanding of a Mother God for the twenty-first century. more...

  • Addha-Nariby Ernest Bosc; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Grâce aux travaux encore trop peu connus des Indianistes modernes, on ne peut plus mettre en doute en ce moment la très haute antiquité de la civilisation hindoue. Il y a cinquante ans environ, des hommes de grande valeur et dont l'esprit pénétrant devançait celui de leur époque, se doutaient bien que l'Inde avait été le berceau du Monde,... more...

  • The Age of Kaliby William Dalrymple

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    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$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    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...