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The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law

by Patrick Olivelle & Donald R. Davis

Through pointed studies of important aspects and topics of dharma in Dharma??stra, this comprehensive collection shows that the history of Hinduism cannot be written without the history of Hindu law. Part One...


Possessed by the Virgin

by Kristin C. Bloomer

In the early 1980s, in a rural village in South India, a Dalit woman miscarried. She hovered on the edge of death--until the Virgin Mary led her to a chapel and possessed her. For years, hundreds of ailing Catholics...


Sri Chaitanya’s Life and Teachings

by Steven Rosen & Jeffery D. Long

Tucked away in ancient Sanskrit and Bengali texts is a secret teaching, a blissful devotional (bhakti) tradition that involves sacred congregational chanting (k?rtana), mindfulness practices (japa, smara?am),...


The Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramahansa Yogananda & Sbp Editors

Autobiography of a Yogi is an immensely gratifying spiritual read that has altered and enriched the lives of millions across the world, since it was first published in 1946.

An originative text that tells the...


The Religion Of The Sikhs

by Dorothy Field

Adherents of Sikhism are known as Sikhs (students or disciples) and number over 23 million across the world. Most Sikhs live in Punjab in India and, until India's partition, millions of Sikhs lived in what is...


Shakti's New Voice

by Angela Rudert

Shakti’s New Voice is the first comprehensive study of Anandmurti Gurumaa, a widely popular contemporary female guru from north India known for offering spiritual teachings and music on satellite television...


Yoga, Bhoga and Ardhanariswara: Individuality, Wellbeing and Gender in Tantra

by Prem Saran

This book offers a social-scientific interpretation of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of Tantra dating back 15 centuries. It is a self-reflexive study approached with an insider's empathy and the perspective...


Caste and nature

by Mukul Sharma

Rarely do Indian environmental discourses examine nature through the lens of caste. Whereas nature is considered as universal and inherent, caste is understood as a constructed historical and social entity....


The World of Angels (Malaikah) & Demon (Jinn) In Islam Religion

by Muhammad Vandestra

In common folklore, angels or malaikah are thought of as good forces of nature, hologram images, or illusions. Western iconography sometimes depicts angels as fat cherubic babies or handsome young men or women...


From Temple to Museum: Colonial Collections and Uma Mahesvara Icons in the Middle Ganga Valley

by Salila Kulshreshtha

Religious icons have been a contested terrain across the world. Their implications and understanding travel further than the artistic or the aesthetic and inform contemporary preoccupations.This book traces...


Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu

by Michael J. Altman

Today, there are more than two million Hindus in America. But before the twentieth century, Hinduism was unknown in the United States. But while Americans did not write about "Hinduism," they speculated at length...


Global Hindu Diaspora: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Hiralal Kalpana

This book examines Hinduism from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It provides some interesting insights into factors that shaped and defined Hinduism in the diaspora. It also examines the challenges...


Tantra: The Supreme Understanding

by Osho

The tradition of Tantra or Tantric Buddhism is known to have existed in India as early as the 5th century AD. Using his own unique blend of wisdom and humour, Osho talks about the mystical insight of Tantra...


The Conference of the Birds

by Farid ud-Din Attar

This is a classic sufi text written by the Persian poet Farid Ud-Din Attar. In the poem, the birds of the world gather to decide who is to be their king, as they have none. The hoopoe, the wisest of them all,...


The Upanishads

by Anonymous

'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....


Kundalini yoga: The power is in you

by Prabhuji

Kundalini Yoga: the power is in you offers clear explanations of ancient wisdom. The book clarifies the symptoms and the effects of awakening of kundalini, and offers detailed descriptions of each chakra and...


The Social Impact of Hindu Scriptures - Directions for the future

by Krishna D Bhat

Dr. Krishna D. Bhat is from a small village in Karnataka, where he grew up in a Brahmin family with a very strict grandmother who punished him for touching and playing with his untouchable classmates. He saw...


The Bhagavad-gita (Translated into English prose with an Introduction by Kashinath Trimbak Telang)

by Vyasa

It is estimated that the origins of the “Bhagavad Gita”, a 700 verse Hindu scripture which is part of the larger “Mahabharata” was originally composed as early as the 9th century BC. Ascribed to the...


Sadhana: The Realisation of Life

by Dr Rabindranath Tagore

All the great utterances of man have to be judged not by the letter but by the spirit--the spirit which unfolds itself with the growth of life in history. We get to know the real meaning of Christianity by observing...


Early Tantric Medicine

by Michael Slouber

Snakebite may sound like a rare and exotic phenomenon, but in India it is a problem that affects 1.4 million people every year and results in over 45,000 deaths. A traditional medical system that flourished...