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  • The Essential Vedantaby Eliot Deutsch

    World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99

    This book is the only comprehensive introduction to Advaita Vedanta that traces the history of this tradition by means of primary sources. The sources (in translation) are drawn from Sanskrit texts by some of the most important advaitic thinkers. The editors have filled in the appropriate background materials to make this a book through which readers... more...

  • The Way to Godby Mahatma Gandhi; M. S. Deshpande; Arun Gandhi; Michael N. Nagler

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    Mahatma Gandhi became famous as the leader of the Indian independence movement, but he called himself “a man of God disguised as a politician.” The Way to God demonstrates his enduring significance as a spiritual leader whose ideas offer insight and solace to seekers of every practice and persuasion. Collecting many of his most significant writings,... more...

  • Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanismby Johannes Bronkhorst

    BRILL 2011; US$ 169.00

    This book deals with the confrontation of Buddhism and Brahmanism in India. Both depended on support from the royal court, but Buddhism had less to offer in return than Brahmanism. Buddhism developed in a manner to make up for this. more...

  • Reading the Fifth Vedaby Joydeep Bagchee; Vishwa Adluri

    BRILL 2011; US$ 255.00

    Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...

  • The Rig Vedaby Wendy Doniger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This... more...

  • Manu's Code of Lawby Patrick Olivelle; Suman Olivelle

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 154.99

    Manu's Code of Law is one of the most important texts in the Sanskrit canon, indeed one of the most important surviving texts from any classical civilization. It paints an astoundingly detailed picture of ancient Indian life-covering everything from the constitution of the king's cabinet to the price of a ferry trip for a pregnant woman-and its doctrines... more...

  • Studies in Hindu Law and Dharmaśāstraby Ludo Rocher; Donald R. Jr Davis; Richard W. Lariviere

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 130.00

    This book presents for the first time a collection of the major studies on Hindu law and Dharmaśāstra by Ludo Rocher, one of the brightest lights of American academia. This collection of essays serves as an invaluable introduction to Rocher’s distinctive and important contributions to the field of Indology. more...

  • The Bhagavad Gitaby George Thompson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 10.20

    A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training The Bhagavad Gita , a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata , is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated... more...

  • The Truth Isby Sri H. W. L. Poonja

    Red Wheel Weiser 2000; US$ 34.95

    A collection of spontaneous "satsangs," or truths, spoken from Sri H. W. L. Poonja's experience of the highest and yet simplest truth: that we are pure love and consciousness, the totality of existence. Reveals thousands of ways to help us inquire into who we really are, to bring our awareness into the infinity of the moment, and surrender to the... more...

  • Banarasby Diana L. Eck

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    The sacred city of Banāras on the River Ganges is one of the oldest living cities in the world—as old as Jerusalem, Athens, and Peking. It is the place where Shiva, the Lord of All, is said to have made his permanent home since the dawn of creation. There are few cities in India as traditionally Hindu and as symbolic of the whole of Hindu culture as... more...