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

by Richard Cimino Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

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 Bhagavad Gita

by Eknath Easwaran Nilgiri Press (June 01, 2009)

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,...

Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song

by Graham M. Schweig HarperOne (September 28, 2010)

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...

Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power

by Laura Amazzone Hamilton Books (July 10, 2012)

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...

Hindu Pluralism

by Elaine M. Fisher University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term “sectarianism,”...

The Religion of The Chinese

by J. J. M. de Groot Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

J. J. M. (Jan Jakob Maria) de Groot, Ph.D., (1854-1921) was a Dutch Sinologist and historian of religion. In this scholarly book published in 1910, he details the history, rituals, and beliefs of the major traditional...

Finding God through Yoga

by David J. Neumann The University of North Carolina Press (February 07, 2019)

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952), a Hindu missionary to the United States, wrote one of the world's most highly acclaimed spiritual classics, Autobiography of a Yogi, which was first published in 1946 and...

Digital Hinduism

by Murali Balaji, K. S. Arul Selvan, Sachi Edwards & Ravi Grover et al. Lexington Books (November 01, 2017)

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...

Language of Images

by Sthaneshwar Timalsina Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

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 Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 04, 2015)

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...

The Lives of Sri Aurobindo: A Biography

by Peter Heehs Columbia University Press (May 19, 2008)

Since his death in 1950, Sri Aurobindo Ghose has been known primarily as a yogi and a philosopher of spiritual evolution who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in peace and literature. But the years Aurobindo...

Sri Chaitanya’s Life and Teachings

by Steven Rosen & Jeffery D. Long Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

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),...

Shakti's New Voice

by Angela Rudert Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

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...

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

by Vyasa Publishing (January 01, 2017)

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...


by Vanamali Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 21, 2008)

Presents the mystery of the Divine Mother in all her manifold aspects

• Explores more than 30 different goddess aspects of the Shakti force, both beneficial and malefic

• Includes Sanskrit hymns and classic...

The Science of the Rishis

by Vanamali & Bhoomananda Tirtha Maharaj Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (January 30, 2015)

A complete introduction to Sanatana Dharma, the spiritual science of the Hindu sages

• Examines how many core concepts of Hinduism, including Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to modern...

Yoga Spandakarika

by Daniel Odier Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (March 23, 2005)

Translation and commentary of one of the most important texts of the Kashmirian Shivaism tradition of Tantra

• Author was a student of the late Kalu Rinpoche

• Explores the transmission of Mahamudra, the Great...

Indian Mythology

by Devdutt Pattanaik Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 24, 2003)

An exploration of 99 classic myths of India from an entirely non-Western paradigm that provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscape

• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the stories...


by Wolf-Dieter Storl Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (September 14, 2004)

An extensive look at all the aspects of multi-natured Shiva

• Explores the shamanic roots of world spirituality as exemplified by this Hindu god who shares many of the attributes of the Norse Odin and the Celtic...

Shiva and the Primordial Tradition

by Alain Daniélou & Jean-Louis Gabin Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (November 10, 2006)

An extensive examination of the underpinnings of the Shaivite Tradition

• Reveals the influence of Shaivism on the Western world

• Discusses Shaivism’s understanding of sacred sexuality

• Presents the...

Dancing Bodies of Devotion

by Katherine C. Zubko Lexington Books (August 07, 2014)

Dancing Bodies of Devotion: Fluid Gestures in Bharata Natyam examines how Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, moves across religious boundaries through both incorporating choreography...

Sakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories

by Romila Thapar Columbia University Press (January 22, 2011)

The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms throughout South Asian literature, most famously in the Mahabharata and in Kalidisa's fourth century Sanskrit play, Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection. In these...

Revelry, Rivalry, and Longing for the Goddesses of Bengal: The Fortunes of Hindu Festivals

by Rachel Fell McDermott Columbia University Press (May 17, 2011)

Annually during the months of autumn, Bengal hosts three interlinked festivals to honor its most important goddesses: Durga, Kali, and Jagaddhatri. While each of these deities possesses a distinct iconography,...

The Upanishads

by Anonymous Dancing Unicorn Books (February 05, 2017)

'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....

Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness

by Sarada Chiruvolu & Amma Sri Karunamayi White Cloud Press (May 20, 2015)

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...

Balinese Temples

by Julian Davison & Bruce Granquist Periplus Editions (November 27, 2012)

The rich religious tradition and architecture of Bali are on display in this informative guidebook.

Bali is an island with literally tens of thousands of temples, a proliferation of religious architecture probably...

Kundalini yoga: The power is in you

by Prabhuji Prabhuji Mission (January 11, 2017)

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...

Ivan Sergeevich Gagarin: The Search for Orthodox and Catholic Union

by Jeffrey Bruce Beshoner University of Notre Dame Press (May 10, 2002)

Ivan Sergeevich Gagarin analyzes questions of nationality and religious identity in nineteenth-century Russian history as reflected in the life of Jesuit priest Ivan Gagarin. A descendent of one of Russia's...

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

by Mohandas K. Gandhi Sublime Books (March 15, 2014)

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...

Sadhana: The Realisation of Life

by Dr Rabindranath Tagore Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

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...

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Guide to Yoga, Meditation, and Indian Philosophy

by Eknath Easwaran Nilgiri Press (November 08, 2011)

The Bhagavad Gita opens with a crisis — Prince Arjuna despairs on the battlefield, unsure if he should fight his kinsmen in a dreadful war. For Easwaran, the Gita’s epic battle represents the war in our...

The End of Sorrow: The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Volume I

by Eknath Easwaran Nilgiri Press (April 01, 2010)

Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the much-loved Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. He liked to say that his verse-by-verse commentary grew like a tree issuing directly from his life,...

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

by Brittany Samons One True Faith (May 08, 2015)

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...

The Essential Vedanta: A New Source Book of Advaita Vedanta

by Eliot Deutsch World Wisdom (August 12, 2004)

This book is the only comprehensive introduction to Advaita Vedanta that traces the history of this tradition by means of primary sources. The sources (in translation) are drawn from Sanskrit texts by some of...

The Upanishads

by Eknath Easwaran Nilgiri Press (June 01, 2009)

Among the oldest of India’s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students – in ashrams, at family gatherings, in a royal...