Education as Service by J. Krishnamurti

By J. Krishnamurti

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The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously by Carla Bellamy

By Carla Bellamy

The violent partitioning of British India alongside non secular strains and ongoing communalist aggression have pressured Indian electorate to cope with the proposal that an unique, mounted spiritual identification is key to selfhood. in spite of this, Muslim saint shrines often called dargahs allure a religiously assorted diversity of pilgrims. during this available and groundbreaking ethnography, Carla Bellamy strains the long term therapeutic approaches of Muslim and Hindu devotees of a posh of dargahs in northwestern India. Drawing on pilgrims’ narratives, ritual and daily practices, archival records, and renowned courses in Hindi and Urdu, Bellamy considers questions about the character of faith typically and Indian faith particularly. Grounded in tales from person lives and reports, The strong Ephemeral bargains not just a humane, hugely readable portrait of dargah tradition, but in addition new perception into notions of selfhood and spiritual distinction in modern India.

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Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling by Carole Satyamurti

By Carole Satyamurti

“Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti’s Mahabharata] brings [the] earlier alive . . . as if it have been a singular in finely crafted verse.”—Vinay Dharwadker

Originally composed nearly thousand years in the past, the Mahabharata tells the tale of a royal dynasty, descended from gods, whose feud over their nation ends up in a devastating conflict. however it includes even more than clash. An epic masterpiece of big sweep and magisterial energy, “a hundred instances extra interesting” than the Iliad and the Odyssey, writes Wendy Doniger within the advent, the Mahabharata is a undying paintings that conjures up a global of fantasy, ardour, and battle whereas exploring everlasting questions of accountability, love, and non secular freedom. A seminal Hindu textual content, such as the Bhagavad Gita, it's also essentially the most very important and influential works within the historical past of global civilization.

Innovatively composed in clean verse instead of prose, Carole Satyamurti’s English retelling covers all eighteen books of the Mahabharata. This new edition masterfully captures the wonder, pleasure, and profundity of the unique Sanskrit poem in addition to its fantastic structure and amazing scope.

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Sahibs Who Loved India (Paperback) by Khushwant Singh

By Khushwant Singh

Hence we either have been tied to India with each attainable bond of reminiscence and affection, which truly performed a massive half in our the final Viceroy and certainly while I stayed on because the first Governor-General of the self sustaining state of India. Lord Mountbatten a unprecedented choice of essays that invitations the reader to revisit a vanished period of sahibs and memsahibs. From Lord Mountbatten to Peggy Holroyde to Maurice and Taya Zinkin, Britishers who lived and labored in India reminisce approximately subject matters and sights as diverse because the Indian Civil carrier and the Roshanara membership, shikar and hazri, the beginner Cine Society of India and the Doon college, Rudyard Kipling and Mahatma Gandhi. chosen from a sequence of articles commissioned through Khushwant Singh while he was once the editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India those delightfully individualistic and refreshingly candid writings exhibit a desirable array of British attitudes, reports, observations, fond thoughts, the occasional short-lived grouses and, exceptionally, a deep and abiding affection and appreciate for India.

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Companion to Tantra by S.C. Banerji

By S.C. Banerji

Tantra is a different philosophical procedure Many think desirous to learn about it, yet few love the time and effort to appreciate. The intricacies of Tantra. So, a short-cut is critical. within the current paintings, an try has been made to set forth the highlights of the Tantra works and their authors. A bibliography, meant to assist extra interpreting, has been addes.

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Many Ramayanas: The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in by Paula Richman

By Paula Richman

Throughout Indian heritage, many authors and performers have produced, and lots of buyers have supported, assorted tellings of the tale of the exiled prince Rama, who rescues his kidnapped spouse by way of combating the demon king who has imprisoned her. The members to this quantity specialize in those "many" Ramayanas.

While so much students proceed to depend upon Valmiki's Sanskrit Ramayana because the authoritative model of the story, the individuals to this quantity don't. Their essays display the multivocal nature of the Ramayana through highlighting its diversifications in keeping with historic interval, political context, local literary culture, spiritual association, meant viewers, and style. Socially marginal teams in Indian society—Telugu ladies, for instance, or Untouchables from Madhya Pradesh—have recast the Rama tale to mirror their very own perspectives of the area, whereas in different fingers the epic has turn into the foundation for teachings approximately non secular liberation or the call for for political separatism. Historians of faith, students of South Asia, folklorists, cultural anthropologists—all will locate right here clean views in this tale.

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Bourgeois Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare by Brian Hatcher

By Brian Hatcher

In 1839 a various staff of Hindu leaders started amassing in Calcutta to percentage and propagate their religion in a non-idolatrous kind of worship. the gang, referred to as the Tattvabodhini Sabha, met weekly to worship and listen to discourses from participants at the virtues of a rational and morally in charge mode of worship. They referred to as upon old assets of Hindu spirituality to lead them in constructing a kind of recent theism they known as "Vedanta." during this booklet, Brian Hatcher interprets those hitherto unknown discourses and situates them opposed to the backdrop of non secular and social swap in early colonial Calcutta. except bringing to gentle the theology and ethical imaginative and prescient of an organization that was once to have a profound effect on non secular and highbrow lifestyles in nineteenth-century Bengal, Hatcher's research promotes mirrored image on various subject matters critical to realizing the advance of recent kinds of Hindu trust and practice.

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