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Mystical Science and Practical Religion: Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh Discourse on Science and Technology

by Richard Cimino

Mystical Science and Practical Religion uniquely examines the religious discourse of Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh applied science professionals and students. While they each view their respective religions as the...


The A to Z of Hinduism

by Bruce M. Sullivan

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 Bhagavad Gita

by Eknath Easwaran

The Bhagavad Gita, “The Song of the Lord,” is probably the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran’s clear, accessible translation is the best-selling edition. The Gita opens dramatically,...


A Spiritual Bloomsbury: Hinduism and Homosexuality in the Lives and Writings of Edward Carpenter, E.M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood

by Antony Copley

A Spiritual Bloomsbury is an exploration of how three English writers_Edward Carpenter, E.M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood_sought to come to terms with their homosexuality by engagement with Hinduism.


Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song

by Graham M. Schweig

The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and...


Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition

by David Kinsley

Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute-Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts...


Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power

by Laura Amazzone

This book takes us on a pilgrimage to explore the Goddess Durga in ancient and contemporary culture. The mythology, rituals, philosophy, and spiritual practices of this distinctly female-centered and millennia-old...


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...


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 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...


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...


Shakti and shakta

by Arthur Avalon (sir John Woodroffe)

 A set of essays with subjects including; Indian Religion As Bharata Dharma; Tantra Shastra and Veda; The Tantra Shastras in China; The Tantras and the Religion of the Shaktas; Maya-Shakti (The Psycho-Physical...


Indian Idylls from the Sanskrit of the Mahâbhârata

by Edwin Arnold

PREFACE

SÂVITRÎ; OR, LOVE AND DEATH

NALA AND DAMAYANTI

THE ENCHANTED LAKE

THE SAINT'S TEMPTATION

THE BIRTH OF DEATH

THE NIGHT OF SLAUGHTER

THE GREAT JOURNEY

THE ENTRY INTO HEAVEN


Vedanta philosophy. Lecture by Swami Abhedananda on does the soul exist after death?

by Swami Abhedananda

One of the most poetical of the Upanishads, I mean the Katha Upanishad, which has been translated by Sir Edwin Arnold, under the title of “The Secret of Death,” begins with this inquiry: “There is this...


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...


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....


Ethics for our Times

by M.V. Nadkarni

Mahatma Gandhi holds an eminent position in the history of ethics and its application to contemporary concerns. This book brings together in one harmonious whole three systems of thoughts on ethics Indian, Western...


Religion and Rabindranath Tagore

by Translated from Bengali with an introduction by Amiya P. Sen

This work focuses exclusively on Rabindranath Tagore's sermons/addresses and miscellaneous prose writings in Bengali. With a substantive introduction by Amiya P. Sen identifying various stages in the evolution...


Language of Images

by Sthaneshwar Timalsina

While Indian visual culture and Tantric images have drawn wide attention, the culture of images, particularly that of the divine images, is broadly misunderstood. This book is the first to systematically address...


Judaism’s Promise, Meeting the Challenge of Modernity

by Seymour W. Itzkoff

Judaism’s Promise, Meeting The Challenge Of Modernity follows Seymour W. Itzkoff’s well-received three-book series, Who Are the Jews? Judaism’s Promise, confronts the many revolutions that have reshaped...