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The Ritual of Battle
The Ritual of Battle (July 1990)
Krishna in the Mahabharata
Alf Hiltebeitel - Author

This book is a study of India's great epic, the Mahabharata, against the background of Indo-European myth, epic, and ritual. It builds upon the pioneering studies in these areas by Georges Dumezil and Stig Wikander to work toward the goal of understanding how this epic's Indo-European heritage is interpreted and reshaped within the setting of bhakti or devotional Hinduism.

The book begins with a comparative typology of traditio...(Read More)
 
 
The Vedic Origins of Karma
The Vedic Origins of Karma (August 1989)
Cosmos as Man in Ancient Indian Myth and Ritual
Herman W. Tull - Author

"To anyone interested in the Vedic literature or the idea of karma, this book is fascinating. The prose is crisp and clear, well-ordered and lively. The arguments are clearly presented. Tull shows convincingly that the beginning of karma theory are to be found in the Brahmanas. And he helps us to see the logic of these texts more clearly than anyone else." -- John M. Koller

In this book, the author seeks access to Karma's origins by following...(Read More)
 
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