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 Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth  Reza Aslan Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth   $20.49  $15.37  Buy Now 
From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative end meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth. Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher from Galilee launched a revolutionary movement proclaiming the “Kingdom of God”, and threatened the established order of first-century Palestine. Defying both Imperial Rome and its collaborators in the Jewish religious... 
 Vamana Purana: Sanskrit Text with English Translation  O.N Bimali (Ed.) Vamana Purana: Sanskrit Text with English Translation   $41.99  $31.49  Buy Now 
According to Manu- ‘‘Vedas are primary source of religion’’, the Puranas, however, are the essence of the religion of Hindu society. Puranas are also regarded as the chief source for the detailed explanation of the Vedas. They, therefore, occupy a significant place in the ancient literature of India. The Puranas have obtained the name of Panchalakshana because their contents generally embrace five topics namely (1) Primary creation or cosmogony, (2) secondary creation, (3) genealogy of... 
 Vaishnavism: An Iconographical Study  Vaishali Welankar Vaishnavism: An Iconographical Study   $352.99  $264.74  Buy Now 
Iconography as a key to trace the socio-religious changes has been attempted successfully by some eminent scholars like Dr. R. Champaklakshmi, Dr. Haripriya Rangarajan etc. The present volume is in alignment with such efforts and yet stands distinctive as it tries to probe into the question of amalgamation of various incoming trends for shaping the sectarian scenario as revealed through iconographic developments. The study is confined to the Marathi speaking region and pertains to the time... 
 Two Saiva Teachers of the Sixteenth Century  T. Ganesan Two Saiva Teachers of the Sixteenth Century   $38.49  $28.87  Buy Now 
This book is a complete analytical study of all the œuvres of Nigamajñana I and his nephew-cum-disciple Nigamajñana II. This study aims at bringing to limelight the great contributions made by these two teachers in the sixteenth century for the consolidation, elaboration and propagation of the Saivasiddhanta religious system and philosophical doctrines. For the first time the contents of all the available texts of these two Saiva teachers in Sanskrit and Tamil, of which... 
 Tradition and Revolution  J. Krishnamurti Tradition and Revolution   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
This book consists of a series of dialogues on ancient Indian religious and philosophical themes. Man's search for liberation, his ideas about the spiritual path and the goal, and various traditional concepts are dealt with in contemporary idiom. Krishnamurti's concern is to bring out the experiential component behind these terms and to lead his listeners to the heart of the human predicament. These dialogues are a profound investigation into the nature of consciousness. 
 Towards Understanding Hindu Myths  Sadashiv Ambadas Dange Towards Understanding Hindu Myths   $56.49  $42.37   
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The book takes a survey of important opinions and schools regarding the meaning of myths, such as the nature-myth school, the ritual-myth school which believed that all myths and rituals are intimately connected to each other and that they are counterparts of each other, the functional school and the structural approach to the understanding of myths. It also takes note of the historical and the typological method. It examines all these methods and evaluates the role of metaphor and symbol in... 
 Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas  G.K. Pradhan Towards the Silver Crests of the Himalayas   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
The book begins with the author climbing the Himalayas which are the abode of saints and sages who are seekers of truth. He meets a sanyasi in saffron coloured robes who becomes his guide and leads him to several solutions to his problems. He falls with a thud and realises that this is a dream but which makes him aware that there is a Guide and a Guru waiting to help him. The book is narrative and contains explanations of various problems by the Gurudeo. About The Author: Born in the... 
 Therapeutics in Indian Sculptures: Ranki Vav-Patan  Rekha Rao Therapeutics in Indian Sculptures: Ranki Vav-Patan   $80.49  $60.37  Buy Now 
India is a land known for its antiquity. Its heritage is expressed in its cultural and architectural traditions, which have transcended time and space to remain alive and appropriate even in the present. Gujarat in western India is a place with many historical monuments, the step-wells; especially the one at a place called “Patan” is truly a store-house of the rich cultural and religious heritage of India with stunning architectural grandeur. Ranki Van also called Rani-ki-Vav; the step-well... 
 The Wonder That Was India (Vol. II)  S.A.A.Rizvi The Wonder That Was India (Vol. II)   $28.99  $21.74  Buy Now 
The Wonder that was India - Volume II  is  a groundbreaking enquiry into the history of India during the period of Islamic political dominance in the subcontinent. Through meticulous research and painstaking study Rizvi pieces together a comprehensive account of the five hundred years between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries, detailing the political histories of the Arbas. From his exploration for the social and economic conditions, the state, religion and the fine arts, a... 
 The Virgin Birth and the Earliest Christian Tradition  K. D. Sethna The Virgin Birth and the Earliest Christian Tradition   $5.49  $4.12  Buy Now 
In this study on the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, the author stresses that the focus must be not on the "manner in which orthodox Christians understand Mary's child to have emerged from her womb" but on "the nature of the conception by which that child is said to have been born virginally". He states, "the more correct term, therefore, would be the Virginal Conception of Jesus." The study is not from a rationalist angle but "to find if the basic Christian tradition itself affords ground for... 
 The Treasury of Good Sayings - A Tibetan History of Bon  Samten G. Karmay The Treasury of Good Sayings - A Tibetan History of Bon   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
This volume is a partial translation of the Tibetan text, 'legsbshad-mdzod,' a history of the Bon religion. Bon is a pre-Buddhist system of belief in Tibet, which survived many persecutions, and still covered large parts of Tibet till occupation by Communist China in 1959. The book gives a full account of the ancient religion, its origins and developments, its struggles against the later imported Buddhism, and its fight for survival in spite of persecution and even abolition on two... 
 The Son of the God of Wind: The Exploits of Sri Hanumana  Pandit Atma Ram Sharma The Son of the God of Wind: The Exploits of Sri Hanumana   $25.99  $19.49  Buy Now 
The present work is the result of translation of selected stories about Sri Hanumana by late Pandit Atma Ram Sharma, a Sanskrit teacher at Scindia School, Swalior, Madhya Pradesh. Although the translation is of selected stories only, it makes a coherent and well-connected reading. The translated version was edited by Dr. A.K. Monga. The final reading of the manuscript was done by Dr. G.P. Bhatt who also provided the diacritical marks.For the Hindus, Hanumana personifies the highest level of... 
 The Power of Gender and the Gender of Power: Explorations in Early Indian History  Kumkum Roy The Power of Gender and the Gender of Power: Explorations in Early Indian History   $54.49  $40.87  Buy Now 
Is it possible to recover the histories of gender for early India? How can gender analyses enrich our understanding of early India today? Drawing upon a range of textual traditions, this unique collection examines the significance of gender in the reconstruction of India’s past. It goes beyond the simple binaries of a ‘high’ or ‘low’ status for women to explore the diversities and complexities of gender relations in early India. Table of Contents: Introduction Towards histories... 
 The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization  A.S. Altekar The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization   $23.49  $17.62  Buy Now 
The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization will enable the reader to understand the subject in true perspective, as it is based upon a critical and impartial survey of all the available data. The work not only surveys the position of Hindu women during the last four thousand years but also indicates the general lines on which the present day problems confronting them should be solved. The treatment is quite impartial; the limitations of the Hindu Civilization have not been passed over nor its... 
 The Popular Life of Buddha  Arthur Lillie The Popular Life of Buddha   $12.70  $9.53  Buy Now 
- Containing an Answer to the Hibbert Lectures of 1881. The Hibbert Lectures are an annual series of non-sectarian lectures on theological issues. They are sponsored by the Hibbert Trust, which was founded in 1847 by the Unitarian Robert Hibbert with a goal to uphold "the unfettered exercise of private judgement in matters of religion.". The Hibbert Lectures of 1881 were centred on the origin and growth of religion, particularly of the place of Buddhism in the development of religious... 
 The Origins of Virasaiva Sects  R. Blake Michael The Origins of Virasaiva Sects   $22.49  $16.87  Buy Now 
A Typological Analysis of Ritual and Association Patterns in the Sunyasampadane. Origins of the Virasaiva Sects in probably the most thorough exploration of Virasaivism availabel in any language except Kannada. Already, the activities of founder/reformer Basava are well-known throughout India and world-wide. It explores a crucial text, the Sunyasampadane, from Virasaivism's third century of development. 
 The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology  Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology   $20.83  $15.63  Buy Now 
In this pertinent and valuable study O'Flaherty answers the crucial questions such as , what solutions did the Hindus offer to the problems of evil? How did these arise and develop historically? And, how if at all can these various solutions be subsumed under a unified world veiw? The problem of evil, in particular the question of theodicy, has long been overlooked or misunderstood by Indologists, who have maintained that there is no problem of evil in Indian thought, or that it was "solved"... 
 The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)  Adrian Snodgrass The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)   $162.99  $122.24  Buy Now 
The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Singon Buddhism surveys and re-interprets the vast work of traditional and modern Japanese scholarship on the twin Mandalas. Adrian Snodgrass of the University of Sydney (Australia) has spent several years of detail the iconography of each and every deity of these two Mandalas as well as to bring out their traditional symbolism that reflects the Tantric thought in its earliest phases. Tantrism or Mantrayana reached China and Japan earlier than it did in... 
 The Masterpiece Library of Islam (8 Vols.)  Irving, Hugbes, Lammens, Fazl, Arnold The Masterpiece Library of Islam (8 Vols.)   $287.99  $215.99  Buy Now 
Islam has been a great force in world history. Within a few centuries after the death of Mohammed in A.D. 632 the Islamic creed had spread across half the world and obtained a powerful hold over millions of people. The present set published as a multivolume collection contains very rare and remarkable works on Islam. An attempt has been made to trace its origin and history. The endeavour is to elucidate the true place of Islam in the history of religions. Contents: Vol. I. Mohammed and... 
 The Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneswar  K.S. Behera The Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneswar   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
Built in the 11th century, the temple of Lingaraja in Bhubaneswar is acclaimed as one of the finest temples of India. With its construction the Orissan temple style reached its mature phase and set the model for later temples to follow. The book, for the first time, makes an indepth study of the temple in all its aspects such as its history, architecture, sculpture, mode of worship, festivals, organization of services, etc. to understand the temple in its totality. The architectural features... 
 The Lalita Cult  V.R. Ramachandra Dikshitar The Lalita Cult   $43.99  $32.99  Buy Now 
The Lalita Cult has figured and still figures prominently among the countless cults of ancient India. Lalita is looked upon by the Hindus as a divine manifestation of the goddess Durga. The cult of Lalita is intimately associated with the Sakti cult or the worship of the Divine as Energy in the feminine form. The present book studies the cult of Lalita from a historical point of view. Though this study is mainly based on the Lalitopakhayana section of the Brahmanda Purana, an endeavour is made... 
 The Jews of India  Benjamin J Israel The Jews of India   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
Though many may be aware of this. India has had resident Jewish communities for more than a millennium. Regular visits by Jewish merchants and sailors from West Asia go back two millennia and more. This book tells the story of the three strands of Indian Jews--the ancient Bene Israel and Cochini Jewish communities and the more recent (18th-20th century) community of West-India Jews, the 'Baghdadis', their inter-relations and interactions, both among themselves and with the Hindu and Muslim... 
 The Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for an Age of Anxiety  Aidan Rankin The Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for an Age of Anxiety   $38.49  $28.87  Buy Now 
Jainism is one of the world's oldest religions. It is rigorous, rational and unequivocal in its teachings on non-violence and insistence on nobility in thoughts, words and deeds.  Self-reliance is the cornerstone of Jain philosophy. Jain cosmology is very advanced and Jain theory of karma is highly rational. It revolves around a profoundly spiritual personal journey where each soul is enjoined to be of assistance to one another but remain detached throughout. Contents: Preface ... 
 The Jaiminigrhyasutra Belonging to the Samaveda  W. Caland (Ed.)(Tr.) The Jaiminigrhyasutra Belonging to the Samaveda   $24.99  $18.74  Buy Now 
The Grhya sutras contain rules for customs, ceremonies and sacrifices through which the life of an Indian attains purification. They record a number of popular customs and manners connected with conception, birth, name-giving, first-outing, first-eating by the child. They include rules for tonsure, initiation, completion of studies, customs of courting, engagement, wedding etc. They are important for the Student of Comparative History inasmuch as they contain parallels in the manners and... 
 The Inner Teachings of the Philosophy and Religion of India  Yogi Ramacharaka The Inner Teachings of the Philosophy and Religion of India    $31.49  $23.62  Buy Now 
This books deals with the inner teachings of the Philosophy and Religion of India. It takes about the contribution of India to the world in terms of language, philosophy through Vedas and Upanishads, spirituality, the theory of the one Supreme Soul, etc. The sankhya system. The meaning of the term ?Sankhya?, the basic proposition of the sankhya System, which is known as Prakriti and Purusha have been discussed in detail. Advaita school of Vedanta, founded by Sankaracharya, Vishishtadvaita... 
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