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A Priest's Guide for the Great Festival

Richard H. Davis.

November 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 240 pages.

With the great processions of the gods, images splendidly adorned in jewelry and flower garlands, who move out of the temples and through the streets of the community, Hindu temple...

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God's Gateway

James Lochtefeld.

December 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 328 pages.

This book examines how sacred meaning is created, reinforced, and maintained in Hardwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site (tirtha). Hardwar’s religious identity is inextricably tied to...

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Sugata Saurabha

Todd T. Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar.

November 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 400 pages.

This book is the English translation of Sugata Saurabha, a poetic rendering of the Buddha's life, published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, by Chittadhar Hrdaya, one of the...

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Siva in Trouble

Axel Michaels.

April 2008; published online May 2008.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 272 pages.

The book deals with festivals and rituals at the Nepalese Paśupatnātha Temple located in Deopatan, the City of (all) Gods, and the Paśupatikṣetra, the “Field of Paśupati.” Paśupati, a form...

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The Body of God

D. Dennis Hudson.

August 2008; published online September 2008.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 608 pages.

This work closely examines the architectural and sculptural “texts” of the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple built for Vishnu/Krishna at Kanchipuram in the 8th century. The keys to unlock the...

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The Goddess as Role Model

Heidi R. M. Pauwels.

September 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 576 pages.

This book seeks to understand the major mythological role models that mark the moral landscape of young Hindu women. Generally, the goddess Sita, faithful consort of the god Rama, is...

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Hindu Revivalism in Bengal c.1872-1905

Amiya P. Sen.

February 2001; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 470 pages.

This work is an intensive study of certain facets of social and intellectual life in Bengal between 1872 and 1905, particularly Hindu revivalism. The period under discussion represents...

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Classical Hindu Thought

Arvind Sharma.

July 2001; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 248 pages.

This book sets out to explore the doctrinal dimension of classical Hinduism (eighth century BCE to circa 1000 CE.), and is organized in terms of its key concepts: brahman, karma,...

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Hinduism and Its Sense of History

Arvind Sharma.

July 2003; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 142 pages.

The study of Hinduism for the past two centuries has been based on the view that the Hindus have lacked a sense of history. The evidence marshalled in this book renders this assumption,...

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Modern Hindu Thought

Arvind Sharma.

December 2005; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 218 pages.

In both classical and modern Hinduism, the ultimate reality is called brahman. While the time-honoured distinction between nirguna and saguna brahman remains important, it is somewhat less...

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