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Women in Ochre Robes
Women in Ochre Robes (October 2003)
Gendering Hindu Renunciation
Meena Khandelwal - Author

Focuses on the lives of female Hindu ascetics and the significance of gender to the tradition of renunciation.

Meena Khandelwal offers an engaging and intimate portrait of extraordinary Hindu women in India who wear "ochre robes," signifying their renunciation of marriage and family for lives of celibacy, asceticism, and spiritual discipline. While the largely male Hindu ascetic tradition of sannyasa rend...(Read More)

 
 
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century
Hindu Bioethics for the Twenty-first Century (October 2003)
S. Cromwell Crawford - Author

Explores contemporary controversies in bioethics from a Hindu perspective.

S. Cromwell Crawford breaks new ground in this provocative study of Hindu bioethics in a Western setting. He provides a new moral and philosophical perspective on fascinating and controversial bioethical issues that are routinely in the news: cloning, genetic engineering, the human genome project, reproductive technologies, the end of life, and...(Read More)
 
 
Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess
Ritual Worship of the Great Goddess (March 2003)
The Liturgy of the Durga Puja with Interpretations
Hillary Rodrigues - Author

A first-hand description of the Durga Puja, the Hinda celebration of the Great Goddess.

During a nine-day period every autumn, Hindus in India and throughout the world worship the Great Goddess, Durga--the formidable deity who is loved like a mother. One of the most dramatic and popular of these celebrations is the Durga Puja, a rite noted for its visual pageantry, ritual complexity, and communal participation. In this b...(Read More)
 
 
Tales for the Dying
Tales for the Dying (February 2003)
The Death Narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana
E. H. Rick Jarow - Author

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.
Tales for the Dying explores the centrality of death and dying in the narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana, India’s great text of devotional theism, canonized as an integral part of the Vaisnava bhakti tradition. The text grapples with de...(Read More)
 
 
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives
Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives (November 2002)
An Introduction to Women's Brata Rituals in Bengali Folk Religion
June McDaniel - Author

An exploration of Hindu women’s folk religion focusing on goddess worship and women’s rituals.

Exploring the folk religion of India and the role of girls and women within it, author June McDaniel focuses on the brata (vrata) ritual in which moral lessons are taught and goddesses are revealed. Bratas are performed to gain such goals as a healthy family, a good husband, and a happy life. They are also...(Read More)
 
 
Rapt in the Name
Rapt in the Name (August 2002)
The Ramnamis, Ramnam, and Untouchable Religion in Central India
Ramdas Lamb - Author

An introduction to the Ram bhakti tradition and a fascinating account of its practice among a group of Central Indian Untouchables.

In Rapt in the Name, Ramdas Lamb provides an intriguing account of the Ram bhakti tradition in India. Less well-known in the West than the tradition of devotion to Krishna, the Ram tradition is an important component of Hinduism. Ram is the most-worshipped form of the divine in North ...(Read More)
 
 
The Song of the Goddess
The Song of the Goddess (August 2002)
The Devi Gita: Spiritual Counsel of the Great Goddess
C. Mackenzie Brown - Translation and introduction by

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

The Devi Gita, literally the Song of the Goddess, is an Eastern spiritual classic that appeared around the fifteenth century. C. Mackenzie Brown provides a reader-friendly English translation of this sacred text taken from his well-regarded previous book The Devi Gita: The Song of the...(Read More)
 
 
The Lord Who Is Half Woman
The Lord Who Is Half Woman (May 2002)
Ardhanarisvara in Indian and Feminist Perspective
Ellen Goldberg - Author

A fascinating study from a modern feminist perspective of an androgynous Hindu god in Indian culture.

The designation “Lord Who Is Half Woman” refers to the androgynous Hindu god Ardhanarisvara (also known as Siva-Sakti). While iconographical aspects of this significant image have been addressed, the complex theological, philosophical, and social implications inherent in a dual gendered deity have not. This boo...(Read More)
 
 
Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy
Neoplatonism and Indian Philosophy (December 2001)
Paulos Mar Gregorios - Editor

Explores connections between Neoplatonism and Indian philosophy.

During the last two centuries a remarkable similarity between the philosophical system of Plotinus (205–270 A.D.) and those of various Hindu philosophers in various centuries, including some that lived prior to the Third Century A.D. has been discovered. This book addresses the possibility of any direct influence of Indian thought upon Plotinus and ...(Read More)
 
 
Silence Unheard
Silence Unheard (November 2001)
Deathly Otherness in Patanjala-Yoga
Yohanan Grinshpon - Author

Explores the experience of yoga in the Yogasutra of Patanjali.

Silence Unheard
maintains that the reality of Patanjali's Yogasutra is a profound silence barely and variously audible to the scholars and interpreters who approach it. Even the Yogasutra itself is an "approach," a voice articulating an other-- a silent, beyond-speech yogin. Author Yohanan Grinshpon presents Patanjali as a San...(Read More)
 
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