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The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces: The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE-8th century CE

by Susan Verma Mishra & Himanshu Prabha Ray

This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple...


Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

by Kim Knott

Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview...


India: What can it teach us?

by Max MULLER

In the Sanskrit books and mantras we must look for the treasures that make human souls rich. Perhaps we have been too much disposed to regard that former world as a wonderland, a repertory of folk-lore, or a...


Little Monk's Durga

by Gauri Kelkar & Tapas Guha

Goddess Durga was created out of the combined power of all gods to destroy the evil demon Mahishasura who had overthrown the gods from their heavenly abode. This book details the several demons who posed a threat...


The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization

by Asko Parpola

Hinduism has two major roots. The more familiar is the religion brought to South Asia in the second millennium BCE by speakers of Aryan or Indo-Iranian languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family....


Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness

by Sarada Chiruvolu & Amma Sri Karunamayi

Home at Last explains specific landmarks that we encounter during the journey toward enlightenment, based on the author’s direct experience.

The book also lets readers know what they can expect when confronting...


Chakra Healing For Beginners: 7 Chakras Meditation Techniques and Spiritual Exercises to Heal Yourself

by Brittany Samons

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that literally means a wheel or a disc. In practice, they are the points of the spiritual body that serve as the entry and exit points of our aura. These centers of activity are responsible...


Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets: Medicine and Martial Arts in South India

by Roman Sieler

Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets provides an ethnographic study of varmakkalai, or the art of the vital spots, a South Indian esoteric tradition that combines medical practice and martial arts. Although siddha medicine...


The Upanishads (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Swami Paramananda

'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....


Mala of the Heart: 123 Sacred Poems

by Ravi Nathwani & Kate Vogt

This collection of timeless poetry celebrates the eternal spiritual truth within each heart. The poems span a wide range of cultures and civilizations - from India to Europe, Japan, and the Middle East - and...


Pluralism and Democracy in India: Debating the Hindu Right

by Wendy Doniger & Martha C. Nussbaum

Wendy Doniger and Martha Nussbaum bring together leading scholars from a wide array of disciplines to address a crucial question: How does the worlds most populous democracy survive repeated assaults on its...


Indian Asceticism: Power, Violence, and Play

by Carl Olson

Throughout the history of Indian religions, the ascetic figure is most closely identified with power. A by-product of the ascetic path, power is displayed in the ability to fly, walk on water or through dense...


Yogis of India: Timeless Stories of their Lives and Wisdom

by Sanjeev Shukla

Yogis of India gives a joyous glimpse into the lives of some of the great Indian spiritual masters like Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Ramana Maharshi and Anandmayi Ma. It explores not just the various fascinating...


Categorisation in Indian Philosophy: Thinking Inside the Box

by Jessica Frazier

Shedding light on the way in which Indian philosophical traditions crafted an elaborate picture of the world, this book brings Indian thinkers into dialogue with modern philosophy and global concerns. For those...


The Upanishads

by Swami Paramananda

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...


Tastes of the Divine

World Religions DeMYSTiFieD

by Ebrahim Moosa & Matt Cleary

Navigate the world's belief systems with this faith-filled resource!

Want to learn more about Judaism? Confused about Confucianism? This book is the answer to your prayers! World Religions DeMYSTiFieD is filled...


The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

by Mohandas K. Gandhi

The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the Brahmanical concept of Dharma, theistic bhakti, the yogic ideals of liberation through jnana, and Samkhya philosophy. Numerous commentaries have been written on...


On Hinduism

by Wendy Doniger

In this magisterial volume of essays, Wendy Doniger enhances our understanding of the ancient and complex religion to which she has devoted herself for half a century. This series of interconnected essays and...


Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement

by Nori J Muster & Larry D Shinn

Combining behind-the-scenes views of an often besieged religious group with a personal account of the author's struggle to find meaning in it, Betrayal of the Spirit takes the reader closer than any other source...