Hindu Studies

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Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India

The oldest surviving anthology of lyric poems from India, the Sattasai presents the many aspects of love and provides a realistic counterpart to the Kāmasūtra.

Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage

Explores ideas on women and sexuality presented in the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.

Modern and Global Ayurveda

A comprehensive overview of Ayurveda.

The Socially Involved Renunciate

A translation and analysis of Guru Nanak’s description of the Sikh path to spiritual liberation.

Understanding Mantras

Understanding Mantras explores the origin, nature, function, and significance of mantras within the bounds of the Hindu tradition. It analyzes the use of mantras in the Vedic age, in the great theistic ...

Alternative Krishnas

Going beyond the standard depictions of Krishna in the epics, this book uses regional and vernacular sources to present a wide range of Krishna traditions.

Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith

Documents the lifelong journey of faith—full of challenges along the way—that made Gandhi the enlightened spiritual leader we revere.

Make Me a Man!

Looks at the ideals of masculine Hinduism—and the corresponding feminine ideals—that have built the Indian nation, and explores their consequences.

Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedānta

Explores deep sleep (susupti), one of the three states of consciousness in Advaita Vedanta, and the major role it plays in this philosophy.

Female Ascetics in Hinduism

Provides both a first-hand look at and an insightful analysis of a little-known world—that of female ascetics in India.

Tales for the Dying

Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana and in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition.

The Song of the Goddess

Translated by C. Mackenzie Brown
Introduction by C. Mackenzie Brown
Subjects: Religion And Spirituality

A reader-friendly translation of the medieval Indian text, which presents a powerful, compassionate goddess as ruler of the universe.

Silence Unheard

Explores the experience of yoga in the Yogasutra of Patanjali.

The Integrity of the Yoga Darśana

Maintains that the Yoga-Sutras do not advocate abandonment of the world, but rather support a stance that enables one to live more fully in the world without being enslaved by worldly identification.

Purifying the Earthly Body of God

An interdisciplinary exploration of the relationship between religion and environment in Hinduism.

The Artful Universe

Provides an accessible introduction to the Vedic religious world by focusing on the role of divine and human imagination in sacred texts.

Because It Gives Me Peace of Mind

Explores the history and nature of vrats (ritual fasts) in text and practice, and the roles these rites play in the lives of Hindu women in North India.

Living Liberation in Hindu Thought

This book is about the state of embodied perfection often called enlightenment, self-realization, or liberation. It examines the types, degrees, and stages of liberation that are possible, with and without a body.

Culture in Action

By examining how Hindu men talk about marriage and family, this book shows how culture reinforces male dominance in Hindu society.

The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition

This book explores the rise of the Great Goddess by focusing on the development of saakti (creative energy), maya (objective illusion), and prakr(materiality) from Vedic times to the late Puranic period, ...

Pocket Bhagavad Gītā

The Bhagavad Gita contains a vision that is not Hindu or oriental but essentially human. It's no wonder that Emerson and Thoreau and Ghandi loved this text and were so deeply influenced by it. Now the ...

The Little Clay Cart

The Little Clay Cart is a Sanskrit play revolving around a romantic theme of the love of a high-born man for a courtesan. It contains dramatic developments involving a dynastic overthrow and contains ...

Shrī Bhagavad Gītā

This lay-flat, pocket-sized paperback (3 1/2 x 6 inches), includes Sargeant's translation, the transliterated Sanskrit, and the Devanagari script.

The Life And Teachings Of Sai Baba Of Shirdi

A vast and diversified religious movement originating from Sai Baba of Shirdi, is often referred to as "the Sai Baba movement. " Through the chronological presentation of Sai Baba's life, light is shed ...

Purāṇa Perennis

In this volume, leading American, European, and Indian scholars including John E. Cort, Friedhelm Hardy, Padmanabh S. Jaini, Laurie L. Patton, A. K. Ramanujan, Velcheru Narayana Rao, and David Shulman ...