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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism

Impersonations - The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance (Paperback): Harshita Mruthinti Kamath Impersonations - The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance (Paperback)
Harshita Mruthinti Kamath
R742 R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Save R131 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance centers on an insular community of Smarta Brahmin men from the Kuchipudi village in Telugu-speaking South India who are required to don stri-vesam (woman's guise) and impersonate female characters from Hindu religious narratives. Impersonation is not simply a gender performance circumscribed to the Kuchipudi stage, but a practice of power that enables the construction of hegemonic Brahmin masculinity in everyday village life. However, the power of the Brahmin male body in stri-vesam is highly contingent, particularly on account of the expansion of Kuchipudi in the latter half of the twentieth century from a localized village performance to a transnational Indian dance form. This book analyzes the practice of impersonation across a series of boundaries-village to urban, Brahmin to non-Brahmin, hegemonic to non-normative-to explore the artifice of Brahmin masculinity in contemporary South Indian dance.

Shri Hanuman Chalisa with meaning of verses - verse meaning explained by Mr. Gaurav Choksi (Paperback): Gaurav Choksi Shri Hanuman Chalisa with meaning of verses - verse meaning explained by Mr. Gaurav Choksi (Paperback)
Gaurav Choksi; Tulsidasa Poet
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Contemplation on Taittiriya Upanishad (Paperback): Swami Anubhavananda Contemplation on Taittiriya Upanishad (Paperback)
Swami Anubhavananda
R1,035 R979 Discovery Miles 9 790 Save R56 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Gandhi - A Life: Message for the World (Paperback): M K Gandhi Gandhi - A Life: Message for the World (Paperback)
M K Gandhi
R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Great Lord Shri Krishna's Stories. (Paperback): Himanshu Lawadia The Great Lord Shri Krishna's Stories. (Paperback)
Himanshu Lawadia
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Kundalini - The Energy of the Depths (Paperback): Lilian Silburn Kundalini - The Energy of the Depths (Paperback)
Lilian Silburn; Translated by Jacques Gontier
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 1) - Bhishma (Hardcover): Alex Cherniak Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 1) - Bhishma (Hardcover)
Alex Cherniak
R523 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R51 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Bhishma," the sixth book of the eighteen-book epic The Maha bh rata, narrates the first ten days of the great war between the K uravas and the P ndavas. This first volume covers four days from the beginning of the great battle and includes the famous "Bh gavad gita ("The Song of the Lord"), presented here within its original epic context. In this "bible" of Indian civilization the charioteer Krishna empowers his disciple Arjuna to resolve his personal dilemma: whether to follow his righteous duty as a warrior and slay his opponent relatives in the just battle, or to abstain from fighting and renounce the warrior code to which he is born.

Reflections of Amma - Devotees in a Global Embrace (Paperback): Amanda J Lucia Reflections of Amma - Devotees in a Global Embrace (Paperback)
Amanda J Lucia
R649 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R106 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Globally known as Amma, meaning "Mother," Mata Amritanandamayi has developed a massive transnational humanitarian organization based in hugs. She is familiar to millions as the "hugging saint," a moniker that derives from her elaborate darshan programs wherein nearly every day ten thousand people are embraced by the guru one at a time, events that routinely last ten to twenty hours without any rest for her. Although she was born in 1953 as a low-caste girl in a South Indian fishing village, today millions revere her as guru and goddess, a living embodiment of the divine on earth.
"Reflections of Amma" focuses on communities of Amma's devotees in the United States, showing how they endeavor to mirror their guru's behaviors and transform themselves to emulate the ethos of the movement. This study argues that "inheritors" and "adopters" of Hindu traditions differently interpret Hindu goddesses, Amma, and her relation to feminism and women's empowerment because of their inherited religious, cultural, and political dispositions. In this insightful ethnographic analysis, Amanda J. Lucia discovers how the politics of American multiculturalism reifies these cultural differences in "de facto congregations," despite the fact that Amma's embrace attempts to erase communal boundaries in favor of global unity.

Hanuman Chalisa - English Commentary with word by word meaning & Guidelines for Hanuman Devotees (Paperback): Sangeeth V Hanuman Chalisa - English Commentary with word by word meaning & Guidelines for Hanuman Devotees (Paperback)
Sangeeth V
R118 Discovery Miles 1 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mahabharata Book Seven (Volume 1) - Drona (Hardcover): Vaughan Pilikian Mahabharata Book Seven (Volume 1) - Drona (Hardcover)
Vaughan Pilikian
R516 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R51 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The books line up on my shelf like bright Bodhisattvas ready to take tough questions or keep quiet company. They stake out a vast territory, with works from two millennia in multiple genres: aphorism, lyric, epic, theater, and romance."
--Willis G. Regier, "The Chronicle Review"

"No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience."
--"The Times Higher Education Supplement"

"The Clay Sanskrit Library represents one of the most admirable publishing projects now afoot. . . . Anyone who loves the look and feel and heft of books will delight in these elegant little volumes."
--"New Criterion"

"Published in the geek-chic format."
--"BookForum"

"Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs."
--"Tricycle"

aNow an ambitious new publishing project, the Clay Sanskrit Library brings together leading Sanskrit translators and scholars of Indology from around the world to celebrate in translating the beauty and range of classical Sanskrit literature. . . . Published as smart green hardbacks that are small enough to fit into a jeans pocket, the volumes are meant to satisfy both the scholar and the lay reader. Each volume has a transliteration of the original Sanskrit texton the left-hand page and an English translation on the right, as also a helpful introduction and notes. Alongside definitive translations of the great Indian epics -- 30 or so volumes will be devoted to the Maha-bharat itself -- Clay Sanskrit Library makes available to the English-speaking reader many other delights: The earthy verse of Bhartri-hari, the pungent satire of Jayanta Bhatta and the roving narratives of Dandin, among others. All these writers belong properly not just to Indian literature, but to world literature.a
--"LiveMint"

aThe Clay Sanskrit Library has recently set out to change the scene by making available well-translated dual-language (English and Sanskrit) editions of popular Sanskritic texts for the public.a
--"Namarupa"

After Bhishma is cut down at the end of the previous book of the "Maha-bharata," the book which bears his name, Duryodhana selects Drona as leader of his forces. Drona accepts the honor with Bhishma's blessing, despite his ongoing personal conflicts as mentor to both the Pandava and Kaurava heroes in their youth. The fighting rages on, with heavy losses on both sides. Furious and frustrated, Duryodhana accuses Drona of collaborating with the enemy, but he replies that as long as Arjuna is on the field, the Pandavas will remain invincible. When Arjuna is finally diverted from the main action of the battle, Yudhi-shthira entrusts Arjuna's son Abhimanyu with the task of making a breach in the Kaurava formation. Abhimanyu rampages through Drona's army, but at last is cornered by several Kaurava warriors and finally killed by Jayad-ratha.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and othertitles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http: //www.claysanskritlibrary.org

Sanskrit Names for Babies - Best Sanskrit names for modern boys and girls (Paperback): Laxmi Sri Sanskrit Names for Babies - Best Sanskrit names for modern boys and girls (Paperback)
Laxmi Sri
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sri Chaitanya's Life and Teachings - The Golden Avatara of Divine Love (Hardcover): Steven Rosen Sri Chaitanya's Life and Teachings - The Golden Avatara of Divine Love (Hardcover)
Steven Rosen; Foreword by Jeffery D. Long
R1,938 R1,836 Discovery Miles 18 360 Save R102 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tucked away in ancient Sanskrit and Bengali texts is a secret teaching, a blissful devotional (bhakti) tradition that involves sacred congregational chanting (kirtana), mindfulness practices (japa, smaranam), and the deepening of one's relationship with God (rasa). Brought to the world's stage by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1533), and fully documented by his immediate followers, the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan, these unprecedented teachings were passed down from master to student in Gaudiya Vaishnava lineages. The Golden Avatara of Love: Sri Chaitanya's Life and Teachings, by contemporary scholar Steven J. Rosen, makes the profound truths of this confidential knowledge easily accessible for an English language audience. In his well-researched text, modern readers-spiritual practitioners, scholars, and seekers of knowledge alike-will encounter a treasure of hitherto unrevealed spiritual teachings, and be able to fathom sublime dimensions of Sri Chaitanya's method. Using the ancient texts themselves and the findings of contemporary academics, Rosen succeeds in summarizing and establishing Sri Chaitanya's life and doctrine for the modern world.

The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback, New edition): Franklin Edgerton The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback, New edition)
Franklin Edgerton
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To most good Vishnuites, and to most Hindus, the "Bhagavad Gita" is what the New Testament is to good Christians. It is their chief devotional book, and has been for centuries the principal source of religious inspiretion for many millions of Indian. In this two-volume edition, Volume I contains on facing pages a transliteration of original Sanskirt and the autor's close translation. Volume II is Mr. Edgerton's interpretation in which he makes clear the historical setting of the poem and analyzes its influence on later literature and its place in Indian philosophy. Sir Edwin Arnold's beautiful translation, "The Song Celestial," is also includes in the second volume.

Mr. Edgerton is the author of many books and articles in the fields of Egyptology and Oriental languages and literature. He is an editor of the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literature.

Pra?na Upani?ad - Six Intriguing Questions of the Sages (Paperback): Ranga R?m?nuja, Hh Bhanu Swami Praśna Upaniṣad - Six Intriguing Questions of the Sages (Paperback)
Ranga Rāmānuja, Hh Bhanu Swami
R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
mandalas adult coloring book with 55 Detailed Mandalas for Relaxation and Stress Relief (Paperback): Ray Kon mandalas adult coloring book with 55 Detailed Mandalas for Relaxation and Stress Relief (Paperback)
Ray Kon
R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The History of the Arthasastra - Sovereignty and Sacred Law in Ancient India (Paperback): Mark McClish The History of the Arthasastra - Sovereignty and Sacred Law in Ancient India (Paperback)
Mark McClish
R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Arthasastra is the foundational text of Indic political thought and ancient India's most important treatise on statecraft and governance. It is traditionally believed that politics in ancient India was ruled by religion; that kings strove to fulfil their sacred duty; and that sovereignty was circumscribed by the sacred law of dharma. Mark McClish's systematic and thorough evaluation of the Arthasastra's early history shows that these ideas only came to prominence in the statecraft tradition late in the classical period. With a thorough chronological exploration, he demonstrates that the text originally espoused a political philosophy characterized by empiricism and pragmatism, ignoring the mandate of dharma altogether. The political theology of dharma was incorporated when the text was redacted in the late classical period, which obscured the existence of an independent political tradition in ancient India altogether and reinforced the erroneous notion that ancient India was ruled by religion, not politics.

?r? Dev? G?ta - Sri Devi Gita (Paperback): Ramamurthy Natarajan Śrī Devī Gīta - Sri Devi Gita (Paperback)
Ramamurthy Natarajan
R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chequebook of the Bank of Faith - Burgundy (Microfilm, Revised edition): C. H. Spurgeon Chequebook of the Bank of Faith - Burgundy (Microfilm, Revised edition)
C. H. Spurgeon
R399 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R27 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A short reading for every day. Spurgeon wrote this selection of readings to encourage believers to enter into the full provision that their relationship to Jesus entitled them to realise, on a daily basis. He explains we have to present the promises of Scripture to God in prayer and faith, anticipating that he will honour what he has said. Beautiful volume in burgundy leather.

My Lord Loves a Pure Heart - The Yoga of Divine Virtues (Paperback): Gurumayi. Chidvilasananda My Lord Loves a Pure Heart - The Yoga of Divine Virtues (Paperback)
Gurumayi. Chidvilasananda
R633 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R142 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examining virtues that include fearlessness, reverence, freedom from anger, and compassion, this text draws on the "Bhagavad Gita" to illustrate how these virtues assist a seeker in attaining realization.

Paribh?sh? Stotra-s - An exploration of Lalit? Sahasran?mam (Paperback): Ramamurthy Natarajan Paribhāshā Stotra-s - An exploration of Lalitā Sahasranāmam (Paperback)
Ramamurthy Natarajan
R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sakuntala - Texts, Readings, Histories (Paperback): Romila Thapar Sakuntala - Texts, Readings, Histories (Paperback)
Romila Thapar
R722 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R124 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Hanuman Chalisa (Paperback): Anand Nepal Hanuman Chalisa (Paperback)
Anand Nepal
R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Original Shrimad Bhagwad Gita - - Karmayogi Edition 2020 Interpreted by a Kshatriya - Jargon Free - Easy to Read & Understand.... Original Shrimad Bhagwad Gita - - Karmayogi Edition 2020 Interpreted by a Kshatriya - Jargon Free - Easy to Read & Understand. (Paperback)
Shri Vande Bharti
R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hinduism (Paperback): Tarl Warwick Hinduism (Paperback)
Tarl Warwick; L D Barnett MD
R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Self and the Supreme (Paperback): Dr K Sadananda Self and the Supreme (Paperback)
Dr K Sadananda
R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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