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The Teachings of the Odd-Eyed One
The Teachings of the Odd-Eyed One (September 2008)
A Study and Translation of the Virupaksapancasika, with the Commentary of Vidyacakravartin
David Peter Lawrence - Author

A study and translation of a tantric contemplative manual and the commentary on it.

This book offers the first published translation of the contemplative manual Virūpāksapañcasikā, written circa the twelfth century CE, and the commentary on it, Vivrti by Vidyācakravartin. These late works from the Pratyabhij&nti...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhism in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra
Buddhism in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (August 2008)
Sree Padma Holt - Editor
A. W. Barber - Editor

Explores the importance of Buddhism as it developed in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (modern-day Andhra Pradesh) and its influence.

Offering perspectives from a distinguished group of international scholars, this book provides a multidisciplinary inquiry into the various forms of Buddhism that thrived during the early centuries of the common era in the Krishna River Valley areas of what is now the modern ...(Read More)

 
 
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)
 
 
Tamil Geographies
Tamil Geographies (May 2008)
Cultural Constructions of Space and Place in South India
Martha Ann Selby - Editor
Indira Viswanathan Peterson - Editor

How perceptions of land and space influence social and aesthetic conditions in the Tamil region of India.

This interdisciplinary work explores how people in the Tamil region of India think about space and land, and how this, in turn, influences the creation of the social and aesthetic world they live in. Contributors focus on the notion of geography in its strictest sense, on verbal descriptions of land and space ...(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)
 
 
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)

 
 
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 Fall of the Indigo Jackal
The Fall of the Indigo Jackal (July 2007)
The Discourse of Division and Purnabhadra's Pancatantra
McComas Taylor - Author

Contemporary critical theory is brought to the consideration of caste in the Pañcatantra, one of the best-known cycles of Indian tales.

Every child growing up in India knows the story of the jackal who fell into the vat of blue dye, and discovering the power of his majestic new appearance, declared himself king of the forest. In spite of his pretenses, the jackal, eventually betrayed by his own inst...(Read More)
 
 
Buddha in Sri Lanka
Buddha in Sri Lanka (September 2006)
Remembered Yesterdays
Swarna Wickremeratne - Author
George D. Bond - Foreword by

.Combining memoir, history, and present-day narrative, this book describes how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka.

This book provides both an erudite and intimate look at how Buddhism is lived in Sri Lanka. While India is known as the birthplace of Buddhism, Sri Lanka is its other home; Buddhism extends back over twenty-five hundred years on the island and remains at the center of its spiritual traditions and cult...(Read More)
 
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