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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)
 
 
Gender and Story in South India
Gender and Story in South India (September 2006)
Leela Prasad - Editor
Ruth B. Bottigheimer - Editor
Lalita Handoo - Editor

Indian women scholars present and discuss tales about women, bringing new insights about gender and the moral universe of the folk narrative.

Gender and Story in South India presents exciting ethnographic research by Indian women scholars on Hindu and Muslim women-centered oral narratives. The book is unique for its geographic and linguistic focus on South India, for its inclusion of urban and rural l...(Read More)
 
 
Dealing with Deities
Dealing with Deities (April 2006)
The Ritual Vow in South Asia
Selva J. Raj - Editor
William P. Harman - Editor

Explores the practice of taking ritual vows in South Asia, a lay tradition prevalent in the region’s religions.

Drawing on original field research, Dealing with Deities explores the practice of taking ritual vows in the lives of ordinary religious practitioners in South Asia. The cornerstone of lay religious activity, vow rituals are adopted by Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and S...(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)
 
 
God of Desire
God of Desire (November 2005)
Tales of Kamadeva in Sanskrit Story Literature
Catherine Benton - Author

Presents Kamadeva, the Hindu god of desire, in tales, art, and ritual. Also covers Kamadeva's appearance in Buddhist lore.

God of Desire
presents Sanskrit tales of the Indian deity Kamadeva as he battles the ascetic god Siva, assists the powerful goddess Devi, and incarnates as the charming son of Krsna. Exploring the imagery and symbolism of the god of desire in art and ritual, Catherine Benton reflects on the conne...(Read More)
 
 
Guests at God's Wedding
Guests at God's Wedding (August 2005)
Celebrating Kartik among the Women of Benares
Tracy Pintchman - Author

A fascinating look at women’s rituals honoring the god Krishna.

This fascinating look at the sacred Hindu month of Kartik (October–November) as it is celebrated in the city of Benares in North India highlights Kartik-related practices, stories, songs, and experiences particular to women. During Kartik, Hindu women living in and around Benares meet daily to enact a form of ritual worship, or puja, in...(Read More)
 
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