The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita
Author: Barbara Stoler Miller
Publsiher: Bantam Classics
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN 10: 0553900390
ISBN 13: 9780553900392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bhagavad Gita Book Review:

The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the Mahabharata.

Love Song of the Dark Lord

Love Song of the Dark Lord
Author: Jayadeva
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780231110976
ISBN 13: 0231110979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Song of the Dark Lord Book Review:

This is one of the most important works in Indian literature and a source of religious inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaishnavism.

The Bhagavad gita

The Bhagavad gita
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1028728393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bhagavad gita

The Bhagavad gita
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:49304153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hindu Primary Sources

Hindu Primary Sources
Author: Carl Olson
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0813540704
ISBN 13: 9780813540702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Primary Sources Book Review:

Bringing together texts from a variety of sectarian traditions, this reader provides the broadest selection of primary source Hindu literature available to date. The volume is divided into two major parts. The first section presents selections that explore major themes in classical Sanskrit traditions, including those in the Vedic, Upanis?adic, and Dharma literatures, as well as the classical philosophical-religious schools. The second part includes selections that highlight the sectarian and devotional movements related to major deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, Rama, Sant, Tantra, and the goddess figures. In addition to a general introductory chapter on Indian literature, each major section is introduced by an essay that places the selections within the context of Hindu history. This comprehensive reader stands on its own as an indispensable anthology of original textual sources for courses in Hinduism, while also serving as a companion volume to the text The Many Colors of Hinduism: A Thematic-Historical Introduction.

Yoga

Yoga
Author: Patañjali,Barbara Stoler Miller
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0553374281
ISBN 13: 9780553374285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Book Review:

Ofers nearly two hundred aphorisms by an ancient Hindu philosopher that explain the yoga method of reaching enlightenment

Sakuntala

Sakuntala
Author: Romila Thapar
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0231156553
ISBN 13: 9780231156554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sakuntala Book Review:

The figure of Sakuntala appears in many forms throughout South Asian literature, most famously in the Mahabharata and in Kalidisa's fourth-century Sanskrit play, Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection. In these two texts, Sakuntala undergoes a critical transformation, relinquishing her assertiveness and autonomy to become the quintessentially submissive woman, revealing much about the performance of Hindu femininity that would come to dominate South Asian culture. Through a careful analysis of sections from Sakuntala and their various iterations in different contexts, Romila Thapar explores the interactions between literature and history, culture and gender, that frame the development of this canonical figure, as well as a distinct conception of female identity.

Oil and Water

Oil and Water
Author: Amir Hussain
Publsiher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1896836828
ISBN 13: 9781896836829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil and Water Book Review:

Listen to any news broadcast today and the message comes through loud and clear: Islam is a religion of violence and behind every Muslim there lurks a potential terrorist. Islam is a threat to values of the Christian West. They are like oil and water. Clearly, they don't mix. Oil & Water: Two Faiths One God confronts these popular perceptions head-on. With keen insight and gentle understanding, it explores the differences between Christianity and Islam, as well as the many things these two enduring faith traditions hold in common - including, first and foremost, their belief in and desire to be faithful to the one, true God; their shared roots and scripture (from the Jewish faith); and the spiritual values of peace and social justice. Written for Christians by Muslim world-religions scholar Amir Hussain, the book is divided into two parts. Part 1, provides an overview of the Islamic faith and of the lives of Muslims in North America today. Chapters focus on the place and identity of Muslims in society, as well as on the importance and role of Muhammad, the Qur'an, and basic beliefs and practices (The Five Pillars of Islam). Having provided a foundation for understanding, the book moves on, in Part 2, to explore key points for dialogue today, including issues of violence and jihad, the roles of women and men, and the mystical tradition within Islam. The final two chapters look at interfaith dialogue and the practical aspects of being good "neighbours." In all of this, the book invites the reader to a place of reconciliation, to a place where the truth and value of each of these great faith traditions can be recognized and honoured by the other. In the end, the metaphor of oil and water is an interesting one for the reality of conflict and the hope for reconciliation between Islam and Christianity today.

Samskara

Samskara
Author: U. R. Anantha Murthy
Publsiher: Delhi : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780195610796
ISBN 13: 0195610792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samskara Book Review:

Novel about a decaying Brahmin colony in a South Indian village.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita
Author: Christopher Key Chapple
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 771
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 1438428405
ISBN 13: 9781438428406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bhagavad Gita Book Review:

An interlinear edition of the spiritual classic that provides devanagari, transliterated Sanskrit, and English versions of the Gītā.

Journey Through the Twelve Forests

Journey Through the Twelve Forests
Author: David L. Haberman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780195084788
ISBN 13: 0195084780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Through the Twelve Forests Book Review:

"A lively account of the Ban Yatra, a circular pilgrimage that takes place in the northern Indian land of Braj, this anthropological chronicle offers an appealing mixture of personal anecdote, religious theory, Indian history, and tales of the gods. Based on personal experience in the field, a combination of primary sources in Sanskrit, Hindi, and Bengali--many never before translated into Western languages--and a wide range of secondary literature, Haberman places the pilgrimage in its cultural and historical context. He interweaves his account with retellings of the tales of Krishna, perhaps the most popular of Indian deities and the entity around which the journey revolves. In the process, Haberman explores the effects of the Ban-Yatra upon its participants and weighs its particular implications for current theories about pilgrimage in general. The first thorough study of this kind of cyclical Hindu pilgrimage, Journey through the Twelve Forests will interest any student of South Asian culture and pilgrimage."--Back cover.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
Author: R. K. Narayan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN 10: 022605747X
ISBN 13: 9780226057477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata Book Review:

The Mahabharata tells a story of such violence and tragedy that many people in India refuse to keep the full text in their homes, fearing that if they do, they will invite a disastrous fate upon their house. Covering everything from creation to destruction, this ancient poem remains an indelible part of Hindu culture and a landmark in ancient literature. Centuries of listeners and readers have been drawn to The Mahabharata, which began as disparate oral ballads and grew into a sprawling epic. The modern version is famously long, and at more than 1.8 million words—seven times the combined lengths of the Iliad and Odyssey—it can be incredibly daunting. Contemporary readers have a much more accessible entry point to this important work, thanks to R. K. Narayan’s masterful translation and abridgement of the poem. Now with a new foreword by Wendy Doniger, as well as a concise character and place guide and a family tree, The Mahabharata is ready for a new generation of readers. As Wendy Doniger explains in the foreword, “Narayan tells the stories so well because they’re all his stories.” He grew up hearing them, internalizing their mythology, which gave him an innate ability to choose the right passages and their best translations. In this elegant translation, Narayan ably distills a tale that is both traditional and constantly changing. He draws from both scholarly analysis and creative interpretation and vividly fuses the spiritual with the secular. Through this balance he has produced a translation that is not only clear, but graceful, one that stands as its own story as much as an adaptation of a larger work.

Sit Truman

Sit  Truman
Author: Dan Harper
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN 10: 0547564155
ISBN 13: 9780547564159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sit Truman Book Review:

No day is dull with Truman around, and he has his own ideas about what he wants to do. Too bad there are so many interruptions: Heel! Sit! Fetch! STOP! Big, slobbery, and endearing, Truman will make dog lovers everywhere sit up and beg for more.

Valmiki s Ramayana

Valmiki s Ramayana
Author: ARSHIA SATTAR
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-10-05
ISBN 10: 9353572584
ISBN 13: 9789353572587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valmiki s Ramayana Book Review:

Valmiki's Ramayana, composed as early as 500 BCE, remains a story that speaks to every generation and continues to enthral millions of people in the Subcontinent and beyond.The noble prince Rama is exiled from Ayodhya on his stepmother's whim, and his loyal brother Lakshmana and beautiful wife, Sita, follow him into the forest despite the many dangers it holds. But when Sita is kidnapped by Ravana, king of the rakshasas, Rama must go deep into himself to find the physical and emotional resources he needs to rescue her.Apart from exploring the fundamental human question of how to be good, the Ramayana is also the story of a god who comes to earth to establish righteousness. The tension between Rama's essentially divine nature and his all too human trials makes this one of the most compelling epics in world literature.

Analects With Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Analects  With Selections from Traditional Commentaries
Author: Confucius,Edward Slingerland
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2003-09-11
ISBN 10: 1603843450
ISBN 13: 9781603843454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analects With Selections from Traditional Commentaries Book Review:

This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entrée into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland's exquisite rendering of the work are his translations of a selection of classic Chinese commentaries that shed light on difficult passages, provide historical and cultural context, and invite the reader to ponder a range of interpretations. The ideal student edition, this volume also includes a general introduction, notes, multiple appendices--including a glossary of technical terms, references to modern Western scholarship that point the way for further study, and an annotated bibliography.

Krishna s Playground

Krishna s Playground
Author: John Stratton Hawley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 9780190123987
ISBN 13: 0190123982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Krishna s Playground Book Review:

This is a book about a deeply beloved place-many call it the spiritual capital of India. Located at a dramatic bend in the River Yamuna, a hundred miles from the center of Delhi, Vrindavan is the spot where the god Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood and youth. For Hindus it has always stood for youth writ large-a realm of love and beauty that enables one to retreat from the weight and harshness of world. Now, though, the world is gobbling up Vrindavan. Delhi's megalopolitan sprawl inches closer day by day-half the town is a vast real-estate development-and the waters of the Yamuna are too polluted to drink or even bathe in. Temples now style themselves as theme parks, and the world's tallest religious building is under construction in Krishna's pastoral paradise. What happens when the Anthropocene Age makes everything virtual? What happens when heaven gets plowed under? Like our age as a whole, Vrindavan throbs with feisty energy, but is it the religious canary in our collective coal mine?

The Rise of Islam

The Rise of Islam
Author: Matthew Gordon,R. Gordon
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780313325229
ISBN 13: 0313325227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Islam Book Review:

introduces the early history of Islam, from the life of the Prophet Muhammad to the collapse of the Islamic Empire in the early 10th century.

The Bhagavad Gita Annotated Deluxe Library Binding

The Bhagavad Gita  Annotated   Deluxe Library Binding
Author: Vyasa
Publsiher: Engage Classics
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 9781774760574
ISBN 13: 1774760576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bhagavad Gita Annotated Deluxe Library Binding Book Review:

In The Bhagavad Gita, prince Arjuna is filled with despair about the violence and death that war will cause. He seeks Krishna's counsel, who tells him to fulfill his warrior duty through "selfless action."

Bhartrihari Poems

Bhartrihari  Poems
Author: Bhartrhari,Bhartr̥hari,Barbara Stoler Miller
Publsiher: New York : Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015034333032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bhartrihari Poems Book Review:

Where There Is Light

Where There Is Light
Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
Publsiher: Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780876127209
ISBN 13: 0876127200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where There Is Light Book Review:

Where There is Light has sold over 200,000 copies since it was first published nearly thirty years ago. Its appeal and success stems from the fact that it provides a popular overview into the writings and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and is often considered a second book to read after Autobiography of a Yogi. This New Expanded Edition includes two new chapters, including one offering beginner's instructions on how to meditate. Topics include: [[Finding wisdom and strength to make life's decisions [[The antidote for stress, worry, and fear [[Transforming our failures into success [[Security in an uncertain world [[Understanding death