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Hindu life & practice books

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

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Recently Published

Siddhartha An Indian Tale by Hermann Hesse Siddhartha An Indian Tale


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Hindu Tantric World An Overview by Andre Padoux The Hindu Tantric World An Overview

Tantra is a tantalizing tradition. The body and complex esoteric (sometime sexual) rituals are as essential to Tantra as mysticism and sacred meditation. But Tantra, in Andre Padoux s estimation, is far from being a marginal sect. It is rather...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2017

The Hindu Tantric World An Overview by Andre Padoux The Hindu Tantric World An Overview

Tantra is a tantalizing tradition. The body and complex esoteric (sometime sexual) rituals are as essential to Tantra as mysticism and sacred meditation. But Tantra, in Andre Padoux s estimation, is far from being a marginal sect. It is rather...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/03/2017

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction by Kim (Professor of Religious and Secular Studies, Lancaster University) Knott Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction
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In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of Hinduism and its key beliefs. In this second edition she considers new issues facing Hindus such as the politicization of Hinduism in India, the increasing impact...
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/12/2016

Hinduism Beliefs & Practices Religious History & Philosophy by Jeaneane Fowler Hinduism Beliefs & Practices Religious History & Philosophy

Originally published in 1997 A wonderful balance of detail and clarity with excellent introductory essays on the Indus Valley civilization, the Vedic Period, the Upanishads, and devotional Hinduism, Religious Studies Review; Choice Outstanding Academic Book selling over 10,000 copies, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2016

Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities Sustenance and Sustainability by Pankaj Jain Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities Sustenance and Sustainability

Does nature worship inspire Hindus to act in an environmentally conscious way? This book explores the above questions with three communities, the Swadhyaya movement, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil communities.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2015

The Great Work Of Your Life by Stephen Cope The Great Work Of Your Life


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2015

Hinduism by Cybelle Shattuck Hinduism

Hinduism is a concise and readable survey of the history of Hinduism, from its origins in the Indus Valley to its increasing popularity in today's Western world. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/11/2015

Other books in this genre

Provincial Hinduism Religion and Community in Gwalior City by Daniel Gold Provincial Hinduism Religion and Community in Gwalior City

Provincial Hinduism explores intersecting religious domains of a medium-sized Indian city. Temples and Sufi shrines, the dynamics of caste and class, and specifically modern gurus and movements are described in a Hindu world that has experienced impacts of globalization but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2015

Provincial Hinduism Religion and Community in Gwalior City by Daniel Gold Provincial Hinduism Religion and Community in Gwalior City

Provincial Hinduism explores intersecting religious domains of a medium-sized Indian city. Temples and Sufi shrines, the dynamics of caste and class, and specifically modern gurus and movements are described in a Hindu world that has experienced impacts of globalization but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/02/2015

Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India The Healing Power of Sitala by Dr. Fabrizio M. Ferrari Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India The Healing Power of Sitala

This volume examines notions of health and illness in North Indian devotional culture, with particular attention paid to the worship of the goddess Sitala, the Cold Lady. Consistently portrayed in colonial and postcolonial literature as the ambiguous 'smallpox goddess', Sitala...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/11/2014

Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India The Healing Power of Sitala by Dr. Fabrizio M. Ferrari Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India The Healing Power of Sitala

This volume examines notions of health and illness in North Indian devotional culture, with particular attention paid to the worship of the goddess Sitala, the Cold Lady. Consistently portrayed in colonial and postcolonial literature as the ambiguous 'smallpox goddess', Sitala...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014

Contradictory Lives Baul Women in India and Bangladesh by Lisa I. Knight Contradictory Lives Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Knight explores the everyday lives of women of the Baul tradition of musical mystics in India and Bangladesh. She demonstrates that Baul women construct a meaningful life as they navigate between conflicting expectations of Bauls to be carefree and of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2014

The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami When Knowledge Meets Devotion by Ravi M. Gupta The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami When Knowledge Meets Devotion

Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Oxford).
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2014

The Path to the Guru The Science of Self-realization According to the Bhagavad Gita by Scott Teitsworth The Path to the Guru The Science of Self-realization According to the Bhagavad Gita

A verse-by-verse examination of the guide to self-transformation presented in the Bhagavad Gita.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014

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