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Hinduism books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Hinduism category. Presented with a red border are the Hinduism books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Digital Hinduism Dharma and Discourse in the Age of New Media by Murali Balaji Digital Hinduism Dharma and Discourse in the Age of New Media

Digital Hinduism examines how Hinduism is being defined, reformed, and rearticulated in the digital era and how these changes are impacting the way Hindus view their own religious identities.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Hinduism and Environmental Ethics Law, Literature, and Philosophy by Christopher G. (University of Calgary, Canada) Framarin Hinduism and Environmental Ethics Law, Literature, and Philosophy
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This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/10/2017

Sri Chaitanya's Life and Teachings The Golden Avatara of Divine Love by Steven Rosen, Jeffery D. Long Sri Chaitanya's Life and Teachings The Golden Avatara of Divine Love
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This book focuses on one of the greatest saint/avataras of all time: Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This charismatic religious leader popularized song and dance as a yogic science and conveyed teachings as relevant today as they were in his native Bengal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Being Hindu Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World by Hindol Sengupta Being Hindu Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World

Told from the frank and refreshing perspective of a practicing Hindu, this book analyses the importance of Hinduism as the secular, plural middle path in the battle between Islam and Christianity that is playing out across the globe. Being Hindu...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/10/2017

The Transformation of Tamil Religion Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood by Srilata (University of Michigan, USA) Raman The Transformation of Tamil Religion Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood
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This book analyses the articulations of Tamil identity in the period of colonial modernity and beyond. It examines the development of Tamil religion by focusing on the important 19th century Tamil Hindu reformer and saint, Ramalinga Swamigal. The transformation of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

The Upanisads A Complete Guide by Signe Cohen The Upanisads A Complete Guide

The Upanisads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Written from 800 BCE onward and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader `knowledge lessons' on life, death, and immortality. While they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Hinduism Hinduism by Wendy (University of Chicago) Doniger The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Hinduism Hinduism

A major landmark of religious publishing and one to be widely welcomed. -William Dalrymple, New York Times
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

Shakti's New Voice Guru Devotion in a Woman-Led Spiritual Movement by Angela Rudert Shakti's New Voice Guru Devotion in a Woman-Led Spiritual Movement

Shakti's New Voice is the first comprehensive study of Anandmurti Gurumaa, a widely popular contemporary female guru from north India known for offering spiritual teachings and music on satellite television and the Internet.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Coming Soon

Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Contemporary India The Evolution of the Ramanandi Sampradaya by Daniela (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK) Bevilacqua Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Contemporary India The Evolution of the Ramanandi Sampradaya
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Modern Hindu Traditionalism addresses Hindu traditions that resisted contact with both Neo-Hindu thought and views of `classical' Hinduism. This books provides an in-depth understanding of Modern Hindu Traditionalism through the case study of the Ramanandi order (sampradaya) and the portrait...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Hinglaj Devi Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan by Jurgen (Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern South Asian Languages and Literature, South Asia Institut Schaflechner Hinglaj Devi Identity, Change, and Solidification at a Hindu Temple in Pakistan
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In this book, Jurgen Schaflechner examines the political and cultural influences at work at the most influential Hindu pilgrimage site in Pakistan, Hinglaj Devi. The unique character of this pilgrimage site and its modern importance not only for Hindus, but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2017

Hinduism An Introduction by Will Sweetman Hinduism An Introduction

This nuanced and carefully structured introductory text helps unravel the complex strands of one of the world's remarkable systems of belief, identifying the chief ingredients of Hinduism's rich and distinctive flavour.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Hinduism An Introduction by Will Sweetman Hinduism An Introduction

What is 'Hinduism'? Do Hindus worship one god, or many? Is caste essential to religious practice? If Hindus are vegetarian, why does animal sacrifice continue to form part of their ritual? This book explores the theological and philosophical abundance of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

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Unforgetting Chaitanya Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal by Varuni (Assistant Professor of Hindu and South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Bhatia Unforgetting Chaitanya Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal
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What role do pre-modern religious traditions play in the formation of modern secular identities? In Unforgetting Chaitanya, Varuni Bhatia examines late-nineteenth-century transformations of Vaishnavism-a vibrant and multifaceted religious tradition emanating from the Krishna devotee Chaitnaya (1486-1533)-in Bengal. Drawing on an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

The Rigveda: 3-Volume Set by Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures Indo-European Studies Stephanie W (University of California Los Angeles) Jamison The Rigveda: 3-Volume Set

The first complete English translation in over a century of the Rigveda, the oldest Sanskrit text. Its thousand hymns, of remarkable poetic complexity and religious sophistication, are crucial to the understanding of the Indo-Iranian oral tradition from which they emerged...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology by Swami Paramtattvadas An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology provides a comprehensive doctrinal account of the Swaminarayan tradition's belief system.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology by Swami Paramtattvadas An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology

An Introduction to Swaminarayan Hindu Theology provides a comprehensive doctrinal account of the Swaminarayan tradition's belief system.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu American Representations of India, 1721-1893 by Michael J. (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Alabama) Altman Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu American Representations of India, 1721-1893
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Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu is a groundbreaking analysis of American representations of religion in India before the turn of the twentieth century. In their representations of India, American writers from a variety of backgrounds described heathens, Hindoos, and, eventually Hindus. Before...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Hinduism A Comprehensive Guide to Hindu History and Philosophy, its Traditions and Practices, Rituals and Beliefs, with More Than 470 Magnificent Photographs by Rasamandala Das The Complete Illustrated Guide to Hinduism A Comprehensive Guide to Hindu History and Philosophy, its Traditions and Practices, Rituals and Beliefs, with More Than 470 Magnificent Photographs


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Monastic Wanderers Nath Yogis Ascetics in Modern South Asia by Veronique (University of Cyprus) Bouillier Monastic Wanderers Nath Yogis Ascetics in Modern South Asia

How have the premodern Shaiva ascetic sect of the Nath Yogis (known also as the Yogis with splitted ears) succeeded in maintaining its presence and importance until today? This book intends to give a general survey of this sampradaya which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Hinduism Opera Omnia Vol IV Part Two: The Dharma of India by Raimon Panikkar Hinduism Opera Omnia Vol IV Part Two: The Dharma of India

Over the course of his long career as a leading scholar of religion, Raimon Panikkar noted time and again that while religions could and should respond to the realities of the modern world, their sure path to continued flourishing was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

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