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The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda

by Wendy Anonymous

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|September 27, 2005

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The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate…
Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated From The Sanskrit
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Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata , Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction,…
The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology: ORIGINS OF EVIL IN HINDU MYTHO
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"While focusing on the central problem of evil, O'Fiaherty illuminates every aspect of Hindu thought."  -- Choice   "This is Dr. O'Flaherty's third book on Indian mythology, and the best yet. The range and number of myths…
Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy

by Mircea Eliade

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|February 8, 2004

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First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the…
On Hinduism

On Hinduism

by Wendy Doniger

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|December 15, 2015

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In this magisterial volume of essays, Wendy Doniger enhances our understanding of the ancient and complex religion to which she has devoted herself for half a century. This series of interconnected essays and lectures surveys the most critically important and…
Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic
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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…
Redeeming the Kamasutra

Redeeming the Kamasutra

by Wendy Doniger

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|March 4, 2016

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The Kamasutra, composed in the third century CE, is the world's most famous textbook of erotic love. There is nothing remotely like it even today, and for its time it was astonishingly sophisticated. Yet, it is all but ignored as a serious work in its country of…
The Norton Anthology Of World Religions: Hinduism: Hinduism

The Norton Anthology Of World Religions: Hinduism: Hinduism

by Wendy Doniger

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|September 26, 2017

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The Norton Anthology of World Religions offers a beautifully designed library of more than 1,000 primary texts, accompanied by headnotes, annotations, glossaries, maps, illustrations, chronologies, and a dazzling general introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner Jack…
Songs of Kabir

Songs of Kabir

by Arvind Kabir

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|April 5, 2011

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A New York Review Books Original Transcending divisions of creed, challenging social distinctions of all sorts, and celebrating individual unity with the divine, the poetry of Kabir is one of passion and paradox, of mind-bending riddles and exultant riffs. These…
The Hindus: An Alternative History

The Hindus: An Alternative History

by Wendy Doniger

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|November 30, 2010

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"Don't miss this equivalent of a brilliant graduate course froma feisty and exhilarating teacher."  - The Washington Post An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth, The Hindus offers a new way of understanding one of the world's…
Greek And Egyptian Mythologies

Greek And Egyptian Mythologies

by Yves Bonnefoy

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|November 15, 1992

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The seventy-two entries in this volume explore, among other topics, the history, geography, and religion of Greece, Plato's mythology and philosophy, the powers of marriage in Greece, heroes and gods of war in the Greek epic, and origins of mankind in Greek…
The Laws Of Manu

The Laws Of Manu

by Wendy Anonymous

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|October 30, 1991

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The Laws of Manu form a towering work of Hindu philosophy. Composed by many Brahmin priests, this is an extraordinary, encyclopaedic representation of human life in the world, and how it should be lived. Manu encompasses topics as wide-ranging as the social…
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