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Modern and Global Ayurveda
Modern and Global Ayurveda (July 2008)
Pluralism and Paradigms
Dagmar Wujastyk - Editor
Frederick M. Smith - Editor

A comprehensive overview of Ayurveda.

Modern and Global Ayurveda provides an overview of the relatively recent history of Ayurveda in its modern and globalized forms. One of the traditional medical systems originating on the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda is fast becoming a transnational phenomenon. Contributors to this volume include both scholars and practitioners of Ayurveda. The wide range of perspectives ...(Read More)
 
 
Singing Krishna
Singing Krishna (March 2008)
Sound Becomes Sight in Paramanand's Poetry
A. Whitney Sanford - Author

Introduces Paramānand, one of India’s poet-saints, his work, and this work’s use in ritual.

Singing Krishna introduces Paramānand, one of north India’s greatest medieval poet-saints, whose poetry has been sung from the sixteenth century to the present in ritual service to the Hindu deity Krishna. A. Whitney Sanford examines how hearing Paramānand’s poetry in ritual contex...(Read More)
 
 
Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage
Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage (February 2008)
Sexual Ideology in the Mahabharata
Arti Dhand - Author

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

The Hindu tradition has held conflicting views on womanhood from its earliest texts—holding women aloft as goddesses to be worshipped on the one hand and remaining deeply suspicious about women’s sexuality on the other. In Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage, Arti Dhand examin...(Read More)
 
 
The Socially Involved Renunciate
The Socially Involved Renunciate (September 2007)
Guru Nanak's Discourse to the Nath Yogis
Kamala Elizabeth Nayar - Author
Jaswinder Singh Sandhu - Author

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

The Socially Involved Renunciate is an in-depth analysis and an original English translation of the Siddh Gost, a fundamental philosophical text of the Sikh tradition. The work reflects the distinctive worldview of Sikhism, the only major Indian religion that does not regard asceticism as a legitimat...(Read More)
 
 
The Encounter Never Ends
The Encounter Never Ends (August 2007)
A Return to the Field of Tamil Rituals
Isabelle Clark-Deces - Author

A reconsideration of the relationship between fieldwork and anthropological knowledge.

The Encounter Never Ends offers a thoughtful meditation on the relationship between fieldwork and anthropological knowledge through the analysis of Tamil ritual practice in a South Indian village. Isabelle Clark-Decès revisits field notes taken more than fifteen years earlier, and reveals what she intended wh...(Read More)

 
 
The Character of the Self in Ancient India
The Character of the Self in Ancient India (July 2007)
Priests, Kings, and Women in the Early Upanisads
Brian Black - Author

Explores the narratives and dialogues of the Upanisads and shows that these literary elements are central to an understanding of Upanishadic philosophy.

This groundbreaking book is an elegant exploration of the Upanisads, often considered the fountainhead of the rich, varied philosophical tradition in India. The Upanisads, in addition to their philosophical content, have a number of sections that contain narrati...(Read More)
 
 
A Survey of Hinduism
A Survey of Hinduism (July 2007)
Third Edition
Klaus K. Klostermaier - Author

The third edition of this well-regarded introduction to Hinduism adds new material on the religion’s origins, on its relations with rival traditions, and on Hindu science.

This third edition of the classic text updates the information contained in the earlier editions, and includes new chapters on the origins of Hinduism; its history of relations with Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam; Hindu science; and Hindu...(Read More)
 
 
The Advaita Worldview
The Advaita Worldview (August 2006)
God, World, and Humanity
Anantanand Rambachan - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

A new interpretation of Hindu tradition focusing on the nature of God, the value of the world, and the meaning of liberation.

In this book, Anantanand Rambachan offers a fresh and detailed perspective on Advaita Vedanta, Hinduism’s most influential and revered religious tradition. Rambachan, who is both a scholar and an Advaitin, attends closel...(Read More)
 
 
Magical Progeny, Modern Technology
Magical Progeny, Modern Technology (July 2006)
A Hindu Bioethics of Assisted Reproductive Technology
Swasti Bhattacharyya - Author

A Hindu bioethics of reproductive technology that references the Mahābhārata.

Magical Progeny, Modern Technology examines Hindu perspectives on assisted reproductive technology through an exploration of birth narratives in the great Indian epic the Mahābhārata. Reproductive technology is at the forefront of contemporary bioethical debates, and in the United ...(Read More)
 
 
The Demon's Daughter
The Demon's Daughter (March 2006)
A Love Story from South India
Velcheru Narayana Rao - Translation and afterword by
Pingali Suranna - Author

This sixteenth-century work has a modern sensibility, presenting characters' inner worlds and understanding love as the fullest realization of the individual.

The Demon's Daughter (Prabhavati-pradyumnamu) is a sixteenth-century novel by the south Indian poet Pingali Suranna, originally written in Telugu, the language of present-day Andhra Pradesh. Suranna begins with a story from classical Hindu mythology in whi...(Read More)
 
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