By Jessica Frazier
The Continuum spouse to Hindu Studies offers the definitive consultant to Hinduism and examine during this sector. The e-book covers the entire such a lot urgent and demanding topics and different types within the box - components that experience endured to draw curiosity traditionally in addition to issues that experience emerged extra lately as energetic components of research. Specially commissioned essays from a world group of specialists exhibit the place very important paintings is still performed within the box and, valuably, how a few of the issues intersect via particular studying paths. that includes a sequence of indispensible examine instruments, together with a close checklist of assets, chronology and diagrams summarizing content material, this is often the fundamental reference device for a person operating in Hindu Studies.>
Kumarasambhavam celebrates the affection tale of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union ends up in the start in their son, the younger god Kumara. starting with a luminous description of the delivery of Parvati, the poem proceeds in completely pitched sensuous element via her courtship with Siva till the evening in their marriage ceremony. It performs out their story at the tremendous scale of superb divinity, in which the gods are considered either as fanatics and as cosmic rules.
Composed in 8 scintillating cantos, Kumarasambhavam maintains to enchant readers centuries after it was once first written. Hank Heifetz's gleaming translation brings to existence the heady eroticism and magnificent imagery of the unique.
By Prentice Mulford
An unabridged variation, to incorporate: the cloth vs The non secular brain - who're our relationships - notion Currents - a technique to domesticate braveness - glance ahead! - God within the bushes - a few legislation of beauty and health - Museum and Menagerie Horrors - The God in your self - therapeutic and Renewing strength of Spring - Immortality within the Flesh - appeal of Aspiration - The Accession of recent suggestion
By Lisa Lassell Hallstrom
This e-book examines the lifetime of Anandamayi Ma, the most well known Hindu holy ladies of contemporary occasions. Lisa Hallstrom paints a bright portrait of this striking lady, her principles, and her carrying on with impression. within the technique, the writer sheds new gentle on vital issues of Hindu spiritual lifestyles, together with the centrality of the guru, the impression of residing saints, and the plain paradox of the worship of the divine female and the prestige of Hindu girls.
By Jyotirmaya Sharma
Sharma’s illuminating narrative is a wonderful reexamination of 1 of India’s so much debatable spiritual figures and a desirable research of the symbiosis of Indian heritage, faith, politics, and nationwide identity. It is an important tale for somebody attracted to the evolution of 1 of the world’s nice religions and its position in shaping modern India.
By James Heitzman
The macro-region of South Asia – together with Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – this present day helps one of many world’s maximum concentrations of towns, yet as James Heitzman argues within the first accomplished remedy of city South Asia, this has been the case for a minimum of 5,000 years.
With a robust emphasis at the creation of area and periodic tours into literature, artwork and structure, faith and public tradition, this interdisciplinary examine is a invaluable textual content for college kids and students drawn to comparative background, city reviews, and the social sciences.
By Elizabeth Anne Benard
This is often the 1st monograph which examines the infrequent Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and kinds (namarupa) and their symbolism via evaluating and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. the total Hindu "Chinnamastatantra" part from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist "Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana" and the "Trikayavajrayoginistuti" are translated for the 1st time into English. due to the fact Chinnamasta is an extraordinary goddess, her texts weren't popularized or made "fashionable" in keeping with the dictates of a specific team at a selected time. The earliest extant texts date from the 9th and 10th centuries-a time while Hindu and Buddhist Tantras have been constructing less than universal affects within the similar areas in India. Having such texts approximately Chinnamasta Chinnamasta from those centuries, you could start to comprehend the mutuality of a basic Tantric culture and the exclusivity of a specific Hindu or Buddhist Tantric culture. for that reason the learn, not just examines Chinnamasta, but in addition makes an attempt to appreciate what's a Tantric culture.
By S. Radhakrishnan
A undying treatise on what constitutes the Hindu lifestyle faith in India can seem to be a complicated tangle of myths, with many various gods and goddesses worshipped in numerous forms.This complexity stems from a love of story-telling, up to the rest, however it is barely the outside expression of Indian religion. underneath are available a procedure of unifying ideals that experience guided the lives of standard households for generations. the following, the most profound philosophers of India explains those and different similar strategies intrinsic to the Hindu philosophy of lifestyles.