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The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian by R. K. Narayan

By R. K. Narayan

The maximum Indian epic, one of many world's preferrred masterpieces of storytelling

A sweeping story of abduction, conflict, and courtship performed out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is known to nearly each Indian. even though the Sanskrit unique used to be composed through Valmiki round the fourth century BC, poets have produced numerous models in numerous languages. right here, drawing at the paintings of an eleventh-century poet known as Kamban, Narayan employs the abilities of a grasp novelist to re-create the thrill he present in the unique. A luminous saga made obtainable to new generations of readers, The Ramayana may be loved for its non secular knowledge, or as an exhilarating story of historical conflict.

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How To Conduct Puja to Mahalakshmi by Dr. A. V. Srinivasan

By Dr. A. V. Srinivasan

Easy methods to behavior Puja to Saraswati is a part of a nine quantity set of latest paperbacks released by way of Parijata guides, Periplus Line LLC (, 1999 -2009. each one publication is 5.25" tall x 4.25" - complete colour conceal - b&w illustrations - Sanskrit transliteration & English translation - step by step directions with creation and checklist of fabrics. How-to handbooks for Hindu ceremonies of worship for: Ganapati (Ganesha); Shiva; Lakshmi; Rama; Soorya; Durga, Krishna, Saraswati, the Navagrahas (Nine Planets).

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Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi by Sri Munagala Venkataramiah

By Sri Munagala Venkataramiah

TALKS IS ALL 24-karat gold -Major Alan Chadwick in the course of the 4 years from 1935 to 1939,Munagala Venkataramiah,a veteran devotee and writer of this work,painstakingly recorded the conversations that came about within the previous corridor among Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and his devotees. humans from all faiths and each stroll of lifestyles got here to sit down at Sri Bhagavan s feet:Whether ignorant or erudite,a basic peasant or royalty,they traveled from the some distance corners of the earth to put their doubts ahead of him or simply to take a seat in his divine presence.His limitless compassion and designated perception ensured that none left his ashram empty passed. Their questions coated each point of the non secular seek and each challenge troubling the human mind:Maharshi s solutions lightly led the questioner to the right kind solution,each query responded based on the questioner s personal point of spritual development.All had their doubts dispelled,their hearts suffused with peace and their beings uplifted in his presence.This booklet is a honest chronicle of such happenings. Reflecting the warmth,the humour and the deep spirtual surroundings generated via the grasp s presence,this paintings is a treasure-house for all who search the top truth.Sri Bhagavan s teaching,self-enquiry,is the center of this work.However,doctrinal questions from a number of the faiths,Hindu,Christian,Buddhist,Theosophical etc., have additionally been responded by way of the Maharshi.His motives have published the typical thread underlying all faiths and absolutely the cohesion of the non secular quest,irrespective of the various paths encountered at the trip to the top aim. First published within the yr 1955 the e-book has been reprinted 16 instances. Somerset Maugham visited India and met Sri Ramana Maharshi.It is related that the recognized very important paintings of Somerset Maugham 'Razors's side' relies at the philosophy of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

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You Are That (Expanded Collector's Edition) by Gangaji

By Gangaji

The lives of millions of individuals were inspired through Gangaji's teachings. You Are That is a suite of her vintage choices, first shared greater than a decade in the past and now up to date to incorporate either unique volumes, a brand new creation, infrequent images, and new insights. This beautiful certain variation delves into average inquiries approximately our lifestyles, together with the character of brain, easy methods to reveal the center of soreness, and the way to beat the final predicament of self-doubt. Eloquent and direct, Gangaji courses practitioners of all backgrounds via an exam into the self that frequently results in unforeseen glimpses of awakening. "This is a second of reckoning," she teaches. "Do now not take this second casually or trivially. realize that for no matter what cause, you're conscious of the potential of understanding the reality of your self as unlimited consciousness―you are that!"

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Chinnamasta: The Aweful Buddhist & Hindu Tantric Goddess by Elizabeth Anne Benard

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 types (namarupa) and their symbolism by means of evaluating and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. the whole Hindu ''Chinnamastatantra'' part from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist ''Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana'' and the ''Trikayavajrayoginistuti'' are translated for the 1st time into English. considering that Chinnamasta is an extraordinary goddess, her texts weren't popularized or made ''fashionable'' in response to 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 impacts within the related locations in India. Having such texts approximately Chinnamasta Chinnamasta from those centuries, you can still start to comprehend the mutuality of a common Tantric culture and the exclusivity of a selected Hindu or Buddhist Tantric culture. as a result the research, not just examines Chinnamasta, but additionally makes an attempt to appreciate what's a Tantric culture.

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Jewels of Authority: Women and Textual Tradition in Hindu by Laurie Patton

By Laurie Patton

The essays during this assortment deal with the matter of Hindu women's dating to authority, either inside and with out the textual traditions of Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, and English. The authors undertake a mode of shut textual and ethnographic analyzing, which ends up in a few strangely new and sophisticated methods of studying older, extra "classical" discourses, equivalent to Veda and Mimamsa, in addition to more recent discourses, corresponding to the RSS use of the Devimahatmya.

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Between Empires: Print and Politics in Goa by Rochelle Pinto

By Rochelle Pinto

This booklet reopens the talk at the dating among pring tradition, public sphere, and colonial rule. This paintings, as a part of the SOAS sequence, is the 1st of its style on sleek Goan cultural politics. It bargains an research of a number of different types of print fabric together with pamplets, newsprint, novels, and commentaries between others. Drawing succinctly from on hand reports that inform the tale of pring, studying publics, and linguistic hierarchies in different places in colonial India, this paintings constructs a persuasive account of the possibilites unfolded through print and the style within which it tried to reorder social, cultural or political ties inside Goan society. the writer brings in a variety of texts to endure at the research and is going past dominatnt paradigms that search to slot cultural creation by way of Goans both into debts of Portuguese imperialism or Indian nationalism.

This booklet discusses print construction and politics in 19th and early 20th century Goa. It issues to the comparative paucity of educational experiences of this era, and indicates why it's important to handle political and cultural advancements of the time. via a interpreting of newspapers, pamphlets, novels, and different print ephemera generated through different teams of Goans, it additionally exhibits how this imaginative and prescient used to be contested within the 19th century itself.

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Colonizing the Realm of Words: The Transformation of Tamil by Sascha Ebeling

By Sascha Ebeling

Information the transformation of Tamil literary tradition that got here with colonialism and the come upon with Western modernity.

A actual travel de strength, this publication files the transformation of 1 Indian literature, Tamil, less than the influence of colonialism and Western modernity. whereas Tamil is a residing language, it's also India’s moment oldest classical language subsequent to Sanskrit, and has a literary historical past that is going again over thousand years. at the foundation of intensive archival study, Sascha Ebeling tackles a number of matters pertinent to Tamil elite literary construction and intake in the course of the 19th century. those comprise the functioning and decline of conventional platforms during which poet-scholars have been patronized by way of non secular associations, landowners, and native kings; the anatomy of alterations in textual practices, genres, types, poetics, subject matters, tastes, and audiences; and the position of literature within the politics of social reform, gender, and incipient nationalism. The paintings concludes with a dialogue of the main outstanding literary improvement of the time—the emergence of the Tamil novel.

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