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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

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

Unforgetting Chaitanya Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal by Varuni Bhatia Unforgetting Chaitanya Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

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: 31/08/2017

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

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. Before Americans wrote about Hinduism, they wrote about heathenism, the religion of the Hindoos, and Brahmanism. Americans used the...
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: 28/07/2017

Bhakti Yoga by Edwin F. Bryant Bhakti Yoga

From the author of what has become the standard edition of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an exploration of probably the most significant tradition in Hinduism, along with a rendering of key texts and parables from that traditionBhakti Yoga explores...
Format: eBook - Released: 11/07/2017

Hinduism The Dharma of India Opera Omnia by Raimon Panikkar Hinduism The Dharma of India Opera Omnia

In this latest volume in the complete works of Pannikkar, the author suggests that the multi-millennial Indic cultures impose on India the burden and responsibility of following its own dharma, not for itself alone, but on behalf of the whole...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/06/2017

Inventing and Reinventing the Goddess Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move by Sree Padma Inventing and Reinventing the Goddess Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move

The volume underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts and illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2017

Coming Soon

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

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: 30/09/2017

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

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: 05/10/2017

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

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River and Goddess Worship in India Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati by R. U. S Prasad River and Goddess Worship in India Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati

Sarasvati assumes different roles, a physical river and a river goddess, then as a goddess of speech and finally that of a goddess of learning, knowledge, arts and music. References to Sarasvati in the Vedas and the Brahmanas, the Mahabharata...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2017

Thaipusam in Malaysia A Hindu Festival in the Tamil Diaspora by Carl Vadivella Belle Thaipusam in Malaysia A Hindu Festival in the Tamil Diaspora

This is an important book by Carl Vadivella Belle which argues that Hinduism and its manifestations in the diaspora has important significance in binding not only the Hindus but also encourages 'others' to revisit Hinduism, especially in a multicultural society...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2017

Hindu Pluralism Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India by Elaine M. Fisher Hindu Pluralism Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India

Drawing on sources in Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu, the author argues that the performance of plural religious identities in public space in Indian early modernity paved the way for the emergence of a distinctively non-Western form of religious pluralism.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/04/2017

Prophet of a New Hindu Age The Life and Times of Acharya Pranavananda by Ninian Smart, Swami Purnananda Prophet of a New Hindu Age The Life and Times of Acharya Pranavananda
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This is the fascinating biography, first published in 1985, of the remarkable Bengali religious leader Swami Pranavananda who lived in the turbulent years of the early twentieth century. The story of his life has to some extent been eclipsed by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/03/2017

The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism Secular Claims, Communal Realities by Achin Vanaik The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism Secular Claims, Communal Realities

The definitive analysis of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India and the challenges for the radical Left
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/03/2017

Light from the East Being Letters on Gnanam, the Divine Knowledge by Hon. P. Arunachalam Light from the East Being Letters on Gnanam, the Divine Knowledge

Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunachalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gnanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2017

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Hinduism by Huw Dylan Jones WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Hinduism

This innovative new book on Hinduism provides essential support for the new specification being taught from September 2016. It guides you through every step of the new course and helps you thoroughly prepare for your exams.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2017

Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengal The Myth of the Goddess Sati by Imma Ramos Pilgrimage and Politics in Colonial Bengal The Myth of the Goddess Sati

From the late nineteenth century onwards the concept of Mother India assumed political significance in colonial Bengal. Reacting against British rule, Bengali writers and artists gendered the nation in literature and visual culture in order to inspire patriotism amongst the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/03/2017

Hinduism: The Basics by Neelima Shukla-Bhatt Hinduism: The Basics

Hinduism: The Basics introduces the rich diversity of the complex of Hindu traditions by exploring key elements such as: religious practices such as pilgrimage, meditation and life cycle rituals; the organisation of Hindu society into castes and related social justice...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2017

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