The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Author : Barbara Miller
  • ISBN-10 : 0553900390
  • Release : 2004-06-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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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.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

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  • ISBN-10 : 0965064751
  • Release : 1986
  • Genre: Bhagavadgītā
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The Bhagavad-Gita has been called the quintessence of the spirituality of India. It gives us a vision of a sacred universe, and a means by which individual men and women can reach the sacred within ourselves.

100 Facts about the Bhagavad Gita

100 Facts about the Bhagavad Gita

  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Author : Emma Hacker
  • ISBN-10 : 5458873157
  • Release : 2013-02
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Love Song of the Dark Lord

Love Song of the Dark Lord

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Author : Jayadeva
  • ISBN-10 : 0231110979
  • Release : 1997
  • Genre: Poetry
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This is one of the most important works in Indian literature and a source of religious inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaishnavism.

Sunjata

Sunjata

  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Author : David C. Conrad
  • ISBN-10 : 0872206971
  • Release : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
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A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and achievements of the Mande hero, Sunjata, as he liberates his people from Sumaworo Kanté, the sorcerer king of Soso, and establishes the great medieval empire of Mali. David Conrad conveys the strong narrative thrust of the Sunjata epic in his presentation of substantial excerpts from his translation of a performance by Djanka Tassey Condé. Readers approaching the epic for the first time will appreciate the translation's highly readable, poetic English as well as Conrad's informative Introduction and notes. Scholars will find the familiar heroes and heroines taking on new dimensions, secondary characters gaining increased prominence, and previously unknown figures emerging from obscurity. "Thanks to his careful editing and translating of Condé's narrative, Conrad offers a highly readable version of the epic that is about a third of its original length. The translation communicates not only the poetic qualities and the essential events of the Sunjata legend but also the master bard's performance values. Thus, this rendering will fascinate those who already know the story and culture and those coming to the epic for the first time. Conrad provides an excellent introduction to Mande oral tradition, the role of the griot, and the Manding belief system. Though he makes no claim for this as the complete scholarly edition, he does provide helpful scholarly notes, a glossary, and a good bibliography. . . . Summing up: Highly recommended." --L. W. Yoder, CHOICE

Sakuntala

Sakuntala

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Author : Romila Thapar
  • ISBN-10 : 9780231156554
  • Release : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
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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.

Baby Krishna  Infant Christ

Baby Krishna Infant Christ

  • Publisher : Orbis Books
  • Author : Kristin Johnston Largen
  • ISBN-10 : 9781608330188
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  • Genre: Religion
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A ground-breaking work in comparative theology. This stimulating work of comparative theology brings into conversation the stories of the infancy and youth Jesus with that of Krishna in the Hindu tradition. The early chapters tell the stories, first of Krishna and then of Jesus, and then describe the role each plays as savior for the faithful of that tradition. Chapter 1: Comparative Theology and Learning about Jesus Chapter 2: A Savior in Disguise the Stories Chapter 3: Krishna and His Followers How He Saves Chapter 4: Immanuel the Stories Chapter 5: Jesus and His Disciples How He Saves Chapter 6: All Grown Up Krishna and Jesus as Adults The text is not only readable but engaging, particularly when it explores the playfulness of the young Krishna and compares Krishna's early years with those of Jesus as described in such non-canonical writings as the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Through this comparison Largen demonstrates the unique role Jesus' nature as both human and divine has in our Christian understanding of salvation.

Hindu Primary Sources

Hindu Primary Sources

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Author : Carl Olson
  • ISBN-10 : 9780813540702
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Collections
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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.

Mahabharata

Mahabharata

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Author : William Buck
  • ISBN-10 : 0520227042
  • Release : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
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William Buck's stirring retelling of a classic Indian epic--in its original Sanskrit, probably the largest epic ever composed.