The Upanisads

Author by : N. Jayashanmugam
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Publisher by : Motilal Banarsidass
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Description : There are twelve authoritative Upanisads. This study covers the eight out of the twelve- Isa, Kena, Katha, Mundaka, Svetasvatara, Chandoogya and Brhadarabyaka. This book intends to offer a new perspective to the Upanisads. It will surely be helpful to all the students of Indian Philosophy.


Hindu Dharma

Author by : Ashim Kumar Bhattacharyya
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Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : In Hindu Dharma: Introduction to Scriptures and Theology briefly the essentials of the scriptures of the Hindu Dharma such as the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Smriti Shāstras like the Purānas, the Tantras, the epics (Rāmāyana and Mahābhārata) and the Bhagavad Gitā have been described and discussed. Also, the concepts of Brahman and Ātman, the goal of Hindu life (Purushārthas) and other doctrines like 'Varnāshrama', 'Samskāras' of the Dharma have been briefly discussed. Further what 'Pujā'(worship) is and how it is performed is described. Finally, a few well-known prayer (Mantras hymns) are provided.The objective has been to describe the difficult ideas of the Hindu Dharma in a simple way so readers will get a broad idea about the contents of the various scriptures and the theology and philosophy of the Hindu Dharma.


On India

Author by : Anindita N. Balslev
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Publisher by : SAGE Publishing India
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Description : On India: Self-image and Counter-image looks at the philosophical and religious as well as the sociopolitical forces that are at work in the Indian cultural soil shaping multiple aspects of the lives of millions. The principal focus is on some images construed both by insiders and outsiders reflecting various aspects that are relevant for comprehending India. The essays address two major concerns: one is about how cross-cultural conversation on India should proceed today, noting some of the primary issues and concerns; the other is with regard to whether India has a core cultural image identifiable among the range of competing images, and if so, how to conceptualize its counter-image. The contributors discuss whether it is possible to arrive at a consensus about the persistent features of the Indian civilization without losing out on the defining characteristic of changing values and norms. The wide canvas of depictions and conceptualizations throw light on the aspirations and ground realities of the geopolitically bounded space called India.


Swaminarayan Hinduism

Author by : Raymond Brady Williams
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Towards the end of the eighteenth century, a lone pilgrim reached Gujarat and joined a small ashram in Loj. In time, his followers not only accepted him as the leader of the ashram but also as the manifestation of deity and called him Swaminarayan. His followers increased rapidly and today Swaminarayan Hinduism is a transnational religious movement with major centers in India, East Africa, UK, USA, and Australasia. In a first multidisciplinary study of the movement, this volume provides new and vital information about its history, theology, as well as its transnational development, and brings forth current academic research from fields as diverse as the arts, architecture, sociology, and migration studies, among others. It analyses the philosophy, conduct, and principles that guide Swaminarayan Hindus and provides a case study of the historical and social processes of adapting religious traditions to shape new identities in response to evolving social, economic, and political changes.


Hinduism

Author by : Panikkar, Raimon
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Publisher by : Orbis Books
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War And Peace In The Ancient World

Author by : Kurt A. Raaflaub
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This book is the first to focus on war and peace in the ancient world from a global perspective. The first book to focus on war and peace in the ancient world Takes a global perspective, covering a large number of early civilizations, from China, India and West Asia, through the Mediterranean to the Americas Features contributions from nineteen distinguished scholars, all of whom are experts in their fields Offers remarkable insights into the different ways in which ancient societies dealt with a common human challenge Requires no prior historical knowledge, making it suitable for non-specialists


Design And Rhetoric In A Sanskrit Court Epic

Author by : Indira Viswanathan Peterson
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Explores the earliest literary treatment of Arjuna's combat with the great god Siva, providing an introduction to the Sanskrit court epic.“Peterson proves that it is possible and fruitful to approach mahakavya such as ‘Arjuna and the Hunter’ through the aesthetic values it embodies. She succeeds in making one of the greatest works of literature accessible and meaningful to non-specialists, as well as useful for teachers of South Asian culture and religion.” — History of Religions


Mathematics In India

Author by : Kim Plofker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : Based on extensive research in Sanskrit sources, Mathematics in India chronicles the development of mathematical techniques and texts in South Asia from antiquity to the early modern period. Kim Plofker reexamines the few facts about Indian mathematics that have become common knowledge--such as the Indian origin of Arabic numerals--and she sets them in a larger textual and cultural framework. The book details aspects of the subject that have been largely passed over in the past, including the relationships between Indian mathematics and astronomy, and their cross-fertilizations with Islamic scientific traditions. Plofker shows that Indian mathematics appears not as a disconnected set of discoveries, but as a lively, diverse, yet strongly unified discipline, intimately linked to other Indian forms of learning. Far more than in other areas of the history of mathematics, the literature on Indian mathematics reveals huge discrepancies between what researchers generally agree on and what general readers pick up from popular ideas. This book explains with candor the chief controversies causing these discrepancies--both the flaws in many popular claims, and the uncertainties underlying many scholarly conclusions. Supplementing the main narrative are biographical resources for dozens of Indian mathematicians; a guide to key features of Sanskrit for the non-Indologist; and illustrations of manuscripts, inscriptions, and artifacts. Mathematics in India provides a rich and complex understanding of the Indian mathematical tradition. **Author's note: The concept of "computational positivism" in Indian mathematical science, mentioned on p. 120, is due to Prof. Roddam Narasimha and is explored in more detail in some of his works, including "The Indian half of Needham's question: some thoughts on axioms, models, algorithms, and computational positivism" (Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 28, 2003, 1-13).


Bhagavad Gita Demystified

Author by : Nithyananda (Paramahamsa.)
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The Making Of Western Indology

Author by : Rosane Rocher
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : For thirty years in India at the cusp of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Henry Thomas Colebrooke was an administrator and scholar with the East India Company. The Making of Western Indology explains and evaluates Colebrooke’s role as the founder of modern Indology. The book discusses how Colebrooke embodies the significant passage from the speculative yearnings attendant on eighteenth-century colonial expansion, to the professional, transnational ethos of nineteenth-century intellectual life and scholarly enquiry. It covers his career with the East India Company, from a young writer to member of the supreme council and theorist of the Bengal government. Highlighting how his unprecedented familiarity with a broad range of literature established him as the leading scholar of Sanskrit and president of the Asiatic Society in Calcutta, it shows how Colebrooke went on to found the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, and set standards for western Indology. Written by renowned academics in the field of Indology, and drawing on new sources, this biography is a useful contribution to the reassessment of Oriental studies that is currently taking place.


Chasing Shadows

Author by : Clemency Montelle
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Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Chasing Shadows is an invitingly written and highly informative exploration of the early history of astronomy.


Sanskrit Astronomical Tables

Author by : Clemency Montelle
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This groundbreaking volume provides an up-to-date, accessible guide to Sanskrit astronomical tables and their analysis. It begins with an overview of Indian mathematical astronomy and its literature, including table texts, in the context of history of pre-modern astronomy. It then discusses the primary mathematical astronomy content of table texts and the attempted taxonomy of this genre before diving into the broad outlines of their representation in the Sanskrit scientific manuscript corpus. Finally, the authors survey the major categories of individual tables compiled in these texts, complete with brief analyses of some of the methods for constructing and using them, and then chronicle the evolution of the table-text genre and the impacts of its changing role on the discipline of Sanskrit jyotiṣa. There are also three appendices: one inventories all the identified individual works in the genre currently known to the authors; one provides reference information about the details of all the notational, calendric, astronomical, and other classification systems invoked in the study; and one serves as a glossary of the relevant Sanskrit terms.


The Mahabharata

Author by : Anonim
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Music As Medicine

Author by : Peregrine Horden
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Music, whether performed or heard, has been seen as therapeutic in the history of many cultures. How have its therapeutic properties been conceptualized and explained? Which cultures have used music therapy? What were their aims and techniques, and how much continuity is there between ancient, medieval and modern practice? These are the questions addressed by the essays in this volume. They focus on the place of music therapy in European intellectual, medical and musical traditions, from their classical roots to the development of the music therapy profession since the Second World War. Chapters covering the Judaic, Islamic, Indian and South-East Asian traditions add global, comparative perspectives. Music as Medicine is the first book to establish the whole shape of the history of music therapy in a systematic and scholarly way. It addresses the problem of defining what music therapy has meant in different cultures and periods, and sets the agenda for future research in the subject. It will appeal to a diverse readership of historians, musicologists, anthropologists, and practitioners.


The Building Of The Kosmos

Author by : Annie Besant
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Description : The four lectures printed in this volume were delivered to the delegates and members of the Theosophical Society, assembled for the Annual Convention at Adyar, Madras, on December 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 1893. They were intended to show the value of the teachings of H. P. Blavatsky as a guide to the obscurer meanings of the Hindû Sacred books, and so to vindicate at once the usefulness of the Theosophical and the Hindû doctrines. They were intended also to show the identity of these doctrines, and to prove that any one who believes the Theosophical teachings must accept those of the Vedas and the Purânas on fundamental matters. That Theosophy is a fragment of the Brahma Vidyâ of pre-Vaidic days, that the Shruti are the best exoteric presentment of Brahma Vidyâ, that the Purânas were intended to give to the class excluded from the study of the Vedas the spiritual truths contained in the latter in a concrete form easy of assimilation-such were the ideas which sought expression in these lectures.


Annie Besant In India

Author by : Anonim
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Description : Annie Besant (1847-1933) distinguished herself in England as a fierce social reformer and fighter for social justice. After reviewing H.P. Blavatsky's magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine, she rediscovered Theosophy and joined the Theosophical Society in May 1889. She first came to India in 1893 and made India her home, travelling the length and breath of the country attracting thousands to her message of Brahmavidy? (Divine Wisdom).This book focuses on Annie Besant's work in India and for India. It includes a description of her passage from England to India, her work for Indian education, her accomplishments as President of the Theosophical Society, and her introduction of J. Krishnamurti to the world as the vehicle of a new teaching to humanity. It also presents her inspiring vision for India, and her brave work towards Home Rule for India. The Sanskrit word vajrasattva, 'diamond soul', was once applied to Annie Besant. She combined in her person dauntless determination with compassion for all those who suffer. She saw India as the spiritual Mother of the world and worked for its spiritual, social and political regeneration throughout her active life.


Bhakti And Embodiment

Author by : Barbara A. Holdrege
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Description : The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary sacrificial arenas to established temple sites. In Bhakti and Embodiment Barbara Holdrege argues that the various transformations that characterize this historical shift are a direct consequence of newly emerging discourses of the body in bhakti traditions in which constructions of divine embodiment proliferate, celebrating the notion that a deity, while remaining translocal, can appear in manifold corporeal forms in different times and different localities on different planes of existence. Holdrege suggests that an exploration of the connections between bhakti and embodiment is critical not only to illuminating the distinctive transformations that characterize the emergence of bhakti traditions but also to understanding the myriad forms that bhakti has historically assumed up to the present time. This study is concerned more specifically with the multileveled models of embodiment and systems of bodily practices through which divine bodies and devotional bodies are fashioned in Krsna bhakti traditions and focuses in particular on two case studies: the Bhagavata Purana, the consummate textual monument to Vaisnava bhakti, which expresses a distinctive form of passionate and ecstatic bhakti that is distinguished by its embodied nature; and the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition, an important bhakti tradition inspired by the Bengali leader Caitanya in the sixteenth century, which articulates a robust discourse of embodiment pertaining to the divine bodies of Krsna and the devotional bodies of Krsna bhaktas that is grounded in the canonical authority of the Bhagavata Purana.


Chronicles Of Jao Tsung I S Apprenticeship

Author by : Chen Hanxi
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Publisher by : Strategic Book Publishing
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Description : Chronicles of Jao Tsung-I's Apprenticeship is a comprehensive overview on the master of Chinese culture Jao Tsung-I's scholarly research journey from the age of 6 in 1922 to age 95 in 2011. Read detailed records of Jao's life experiences and works in a different period, which is informative and textually rigorous. This is not only Jao's biography, but an important reference for researching his academic achievements. The book is a combination of the master of Chinese culture, the leading sinology authority, and the pride of Asian culture, which makes it a worthy collector's edition. About the Author Chen Hanxi was born in Guangdong, Chaozhou. He is a senior economist and has published other books, including The Direction of Economy Revolution and China Cooperative Bank. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/ChenHanxi


English Vocabulary Made Easy

Author by : PROF. SHRIKANT PRASOON
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Publisher by : V&S Publishers
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Description : The book, English Vocabulary Made Easy has been written by Professor Shrikant Prasoon, a well-known and versatile author of many books in English and other languages. The book contains three distinct sections, each containing different types of words that include Countable and Uncountable Nouns, Words in Singular and Plural, Words Commonly Mispro-nounced, Misspelt, Formation of Words, Compound Formation, Duplication, Conversion, Clippings, Acronyms, Comparisons, Antonyms, Synonyms, Prefixes, Suffixes, etc.The main purpose of the book is to enhance and enrich your English vocabulary by reading, understanding and learning as many words as possible; and also their usage in written and oral communication. This book is different from other vocabulary books, as it deals exhaustively with the words, their usage and also there is a grammar portion included in it which will certainly help the readers, particularly the young ones studying in schools and colleges and the ones opting for competitive exams, like TOEFL, Civil Services, Banking Services, Government Jobs, etc.


Apollonius Of Tyana

Author by : G. R. S. Mead
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Publisher by : Cosimo, Inc.
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Description : Through the life of Apollonius of Tyana, Mead, in this 1901 work, brings in to focus a previously unknown time in history. Very little was known about the lives and motivations of those living in the first century A.D. Nor was there much information about how Christianity developed immediately after the life of Jesus. Apollonius was a Pythagorean who wrote many books on philosophy and science, and being associated with cults like the Pythagoreans, he necessarily came in contact with the religious devotees of his time. Students of history and religion will find the life of Apollonius an illuminating tale from a nearly forgotten period of history. British scholar and philosopher GEORGE ROBERT STOW MEAD (1863-1933) was educated at Cambridge University. He served as editor of The Theosophical Society's Theosophical Review, and later formed The Quest Society and edited its journal, The Quest Review. He is also the author of Notes on Nirvana (1893) and an 1896 translation of The Upanishads.


The Calendar

Author by : University of Madras
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Annals Of The Bhandarkar Institute

Author by : Anonim
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Description : With 1918/20-1921/22 are bound Its Report. 1918/19-1921/22.


Brahmas Tra Nimb Rkabh Yam

Author by : Nimbārka
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Description : Classical commentary of Nimbark school, with super commentaries, on Brahmasūtra of Bādarāyanạ, aphoristic work on Vedanta philosophy.


Census Of India 1961

Author by : India. Office of the Registrar General
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Encyclopaedia Of Indian Philosophy

Author by : Vraj Kumar Pandey
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Description : India Is The Home Of Philosophy, Religion And Spirituality. Every Age, She Provides The World With Her Armies Of Spiritual Masters. She Uses Every Means To Reach The People Of Various Parts Of The World To Enlighten Them To The Grand Avenues Of A Meaningful Life. Encyclopaedia Of Indian Philosophy Contains Various School Of Indian Philosophy. Though Many Of The Chapters Deal With Problems In Metaphysics And Epistemology, Some Are In The Field Of Ethics, Social Philosophy And Philosophy Of Religion. Between Them, The Papers Cover Almost All The Major Schools Of Philosophy Although Not With Equal Weightage On Each School. The Reader Will Be Able To Get An Authentic Idea About The Current Trends In Indian Philosophy. The Book Concludes With A Survey Of European Perceptions As Well As Misconceptions Of India From Earliest Times To The Late Nineteenth Century.


Tattv Lokah

Author by : Anonim
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The Theosophist

Author by : Anonim
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