By Dadi Janki
Dadi Janki is a yogi — person who seeks union with God. Her life’s paintings has been to construct inside herself the event of the Divine and to percentage that have with the realm. Set in lyrical verse, Janki’s undying phrases clarify methods of responding to life’s demanding situations that support us to discover actual happiness and satisfy our maximum capability. during this inspiring assortment, framed through the beautiful colour photographs of French artist Marie Binder, readers will detect that it truly is certainly attainable to banish sorrow from their lives. Chapters on Humility and Empowerment, dwelling the imaginative and prescient, God, the area, Meditation, The paintings of dwelling and Angels, offer readers with the instruments they should eliminate psychological and emotional hindrances to self-fulfillment. Dadi indicates how, with God’s support, each one people can locate our non secular identification and make a truly functional contribution to a greater existence and a greater international.
By Steven J. Rosen
Crucial Hinduism explores this wealthy culture via its background, literature, arts, and other people. this easy assessment focuses totally on monotheistic Vaishnavism, the most typical kind of Hinduism. Steven Rosen presents Hindu phrases along English translations, illuminating the fundamentals of the religion and reading typically held misconceptions.
By Paul Dundas
The Indian faith of Jainism, whose principal guideline consists of non-violence to all creatures, is among the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas seems to be at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its heritage, sects, scriptures and formality, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, outlined themselves as a special spiritual group. This revised and accelerated variation takes account of latest study into Jainism.
By William Ward
William Ward's account of the Hindu groups between whom he served as a Baptist missionary in Serampore in West Bengal was once first released in 1811 and reprinted during this 3rd variation in 1817. It was once an incredibly influential paintings that formed British perspectives of the newly outlined entity of 'Hinduism' within the early 19th century. Ward and his fellow missionaries promoted social reforms and schooling, constructing the Serampore challenge Press in 1800 and Serampore collage in 1818. Ward committed two decades to compiling his learn of Hindu literature, background, mythology and faith, which used to be ultimately released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly particular info, and used to be considered as authoritative for the following fifty years. it truly is accordingly nonetheless a huge resource for researchers in components together with Indian historical past, British colonialism, Orientalism and spiritual reports. quantity 2 specializes in areas of worship, ritual practices, and ideology approximately dying and reincarnation.
By Oliver Leaman
This important survey covers all the major phrases and ideas utilized in japanese philosophy. It truly defines the fundamental philosophical principles associated with the traditions of Persia, the Islamic international, Japan, India, China and Tibet, and discusses the most important rules of Zoroastrianism, Sufism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Buddhism, and past. every one access contains a vigorous and authoritative serious research of the time period or inspiration lined.
This e-book is a uniquely important resource for a person drawn to coming to grips with the jap philosophical international.
By David R. Kinsley
Goddess worship has lengthy been an important point of Hinduism. during this publication David Kinsley, writer of The Sword and the Flute—Kali & Krsna: darkish Visions of the negative and the chic in Hindu Mythology, types out the wealthy but frequently chaotic heritage of Hindu goddess worship.
By Sangeeta Ray
This booklet introduces and discusses the works of best feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, via exploring the most important techniques and issues to emerge from them.
- Focuses at the key topics to emerge from Spivak’s paintings, equivalent to ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war
- Assesses Spivak’s frequently contentious courting with feminist and postcolonial studies
- Considers the importance of her paintings for different fields, reminiscent of ethnography, background, cultural experiences and philosophy
By L. Zastoupil
This e-book investigates Rammohun Roy as a transnational megastar. It examines the function of spiritual heterodoxy--particularly Christian Unitarianism--in remodeling a colonial outsider into an imagined member of the rising Victorian social order It makes use of his repute to shed clean mild on nineteenth-century British reformers, together with advocates of liberty of the clicking, early feminists, loose exchange imperialists, and constitutional reformers comparable to Jeremy Bentham. Rammohun Roy's highbrow agendas also are interrogated, quite how he hired Unitarianism and the British satiric culture to undermine colonial rule in Bengal and provincialize England as a laggard state within the growth in the direction of rational faith and political liberty.
By Aishwary Kumar
Both males inherited the idea that of equality from Western humanism, yet their principles mark a thorough flip in humanist conceptions of politics. This examine recovers the philosophical foundations in their suggestion in Indian and Western traditions, non secular and secular alike. getting to moments of trouble of their conceptions of justice and their language of nonviolence, it probes the character of possibility that radical democracy's hope for inclusion opens inside of smooth political idea. In excavating Ambedkar and Gandhi's highbrow kinship, Radical Equality permits them to make clear one another, whilst it locations them inside of an international constellation of ethical and political visions. the tale in their fight opposed to inequality, violence, and empire therefore transcends nationwide barriers and unfolds inside a common historical past of citizenship and dissent.
Author note: Barbara Stoler Miller (Translator)
The Bhagavad-Gita has been a necessary textual content of Hindu tradition in India because the time of its composition within the first century A.D.
One of the nice classics of global literature, it has encouraged such various thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; so much lately, it shaped the middle of Peter Brook's celebrated construction of the Mahabharata.
About the Translator
Until her loss of life in 1993, Barbara Stoler Miller was once Samuel R. Mil- financial institution Professor of Asian and heart jap Cultures at Barnard university, Columbia college. a number one translator of Sanskrit liter- ature and good versed in Indian tune and paintings, Dr. Miller edited and translated a number of works of poetry and drama.
Her translations in- clude Love music of the darkish Lord, a verse translation and learn of the medieval Indian spiritual erotic poem Gitagovinda, and Yoga: self-discipline of Freedom, a translation of the Yoga Sutra attributed to Patanjali. Dr. Miller studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Barnard university and held a doctorate in Sanskrit and Indic reviews from the college of Pennsylvania. She taught at Barnard for twenty-five years.