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In the Shade of the Golden Palace

by Thibaut d'Hubert

In the Shade of the Golden Palace explores the work of the prolific Bengali poet Alaol (fl. 1651-71), who translated five narrative poems and one versified treatise from medieval Hindi and Persian into Bengali....

Reciting the Goddess

by Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

Reciting the Goddess presents the first critical study of the Svasthanivratakatha (SVK), a sixteenth-century Hindu narrative textual tradition. The extensive SVK manuscript tradition offers a rare opportunity...

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),...

Digital Hinduism

by Murali Balaji, K. S. Arul Selvan, Sachi Edwards & Ravi Grover et al.

This edited volume seeks to build a scholarly discourse about how Hinduism is being defined, reformed, and rearticulated in the digital era and how these changes are impacting the way Hindus view their own religious...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Swaminarayan Hinduism

by Raymond Brady Williams & Yogi Trivedi

Towards the end of the eighteenth century, a lone pilgrim reached Gujarat and joined a small ashram in Loj. In time, his followers not only accepted him as the leader of the ashram but also as the manifestation...

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...

Canadian Women Shaping Diasporic Religious Identities

by Becky R. Lee & Terry Tak-ling Woo

This collection of essays explores how women from a variety of religious and cultural communities have contributed to the richly textured, pluralistic society of Canada. Focusing on women’s religiosity, it...

Hindu Christian Faqir: Modern Monks, Global Christianity, and Indian Sainthood

by Timothy S. Dobe

In the mid-nineteenth century, the American missionary James Butler predicted that Christian conversion and British law together would eradicate Indian ascetics. His disgust for Hindu holy men (sadhus), whom...