The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian by R. K. Narayan

By R. K. Narayan

The maximum Indian epic, one of many world's preferrred masterpieces of storytelling

A sweeping story of abduction, conflict, and courtship performed out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is regularly occurring to nearly each Indian. even though the Sanskrit unique used to be composed via Valmiki round the fourth century BC, poets have produced numerous types in numerous languages. the following, drawing at the paintings of an eleventh-century poet known as Kamban, Narayan employs the abilities of a grasp novelist to re-create the buzz he present in the unique. A luminous saga made obtainable to new generations of readers, The Ramayana will be loved for its religious knowledge, or as an exhilarating story of historical conflict.

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Selections From Gandhi by Nirmal Kumar Bose.

By Nirmal Kumar Bose.

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Tantra. Geheimnisse östlicher Liebeskunst GERMAN by Kalashatra Govinda

By Kalashatra Govinda

Der spirituelle Weg der Lebensfreude

Spiritualität, erfüllte Sexualität und transzendentale Liebe sind wesentliche Ziele der altindischen Tantraphilosophie. Diese östliche Liebeskunst erweitert das Bewusstsein und führt zu einer vertieften Beziehung mit dem companion.

Das großformatige Buch ist mit vielen sinnlichen Farbfotos opulent bebildert. Alle Schritte von einstimmenden Tantra-Yogaübungen über Massagetechniken bis hin zu den Stellungen der tantrischen Vereinigung werden anschaulich dargestellt.

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A History of India by Peter Robb

By Peter Robb

A background of India explores the vital issues that unify Indian historical past and gives the reader a cosmopolitan and obtainable view of India’s dynamics from precedent days, the Mughal Empire, and the British Raj via post-1947 India. The booklet examines Indian politics, non secular ideals, caste, surroundings, nationalism, colonialism, and gender, between different matters. It additionally discusses long term monetary improvement, the effect of world alternate, and the origins of rural poverty. Peter Robb’s transparent, fluent narrative explores the interaction among India’s empires, areas of rule, customs, and ideology, and is a perfect start line for people with an curiosity in India’s previous and current.

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Myth = Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology by Devdutt Pattanaik

By Devdutt Pattanaik

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2006

A deciphering of Hindu mythology Hindus have one God. additionally they have 330 million gods: male gods; lady gods; own gods; relations gods; loved ones gods; village gods; gods of area and time; gods for particular castes and specific professions; gods who live in bushes; in animals; in minerals; in geometrical styles and in man-made gadgets. Then there are a complete host of demons. yet no satan.

In this groundbreaking e-book Dr Devdutt Pattanaik; one in all India's most well-liked mythologists; seeks a solution to those obvious paradoxes and unravels an inherited fact approximately existence and loss of life; nature and tradition; perfection and threat. He retells sacred Hindu tales and decodes Hindu symbols and rituals; utilizing a distinct sort of observation; illustrations and diagrams. we find why the villainous Kauravas went to heaven and the virtuous Pandavas (all other than Yudhishtira) have been despatched to hell; why Rama regardless of forsaking the blameless Sita continues to be the version king; why the blood-drinking Kali is one other kind of the milk-giving Gauri; and why Shiva wrenched off the 5th head of Brahma.

Constructed over generations; Hindu myths function home windows to the soul; and supply an figuring out of the realm round us. the purpose isn't really to outgrow fantasy; yet to be enriched and empowered via its historical; effective and nonetheless proper language.

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Essential Hinduism by Steven J. Rosen

By Steven J. Rosen

Crucial Hinduism explores this wealthy culture via its historical past, literature, arts, and other people. this simple assessment focuses totally on monotheistic Vaishnavism, the most typical kind of Hinduism. Steven Rosen presents Hindu phrases along English translations, illuminating the fundamentals of the religion and studying more often than not held misconceptions.

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