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By Karline McLain
Nearly a century after his dying, just like Sai Baba, the serene outdated guy with the white beard from Shirdi village in Maharashtra, India, is readily recognizable to such a lot South Asians (and many Westerners) as a guru for all faiths�Hindus, Muslims, and others. in the course of his lifetime Sai Baba accredited all fans who got here to him, despite non secular or caste heritage, and preached a direction of non secular enlightenment and mutual tolerance. nowadays, tens of hundreds of thousands of Indians and foreigners make the pilgrimage to Shirdi every year, and Sai Baba temples have sprung up in not likely locations around the globe, comparable to Munich, Seattle, and Austin.
Tracing his upward thrust from small village guru to international phenomenon, non secular reports student Karline McLain makes use of a variety of resources to enquire the various ways in which Sai Baba has been understood in South Asia and past and the explanations in the back of his skyrocketing recognition between Hindus particularly. Shining a focus on a really forceful devotional stream that avoids basic politics and emphasizes solidarity, carrier, and peace, The Afterlife of Sai Baba is an entertaining�and enlightening�look at considered one of South Asia�s most well liked religious gurus.
By Swami Muktananda Of Rishikesh
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By Romila Thapar
The determine of Sakuntala looks in lots of kinds all through South Asian literature, so much famously within the Mahabharata and in Kalidisa's fourth century Sanskrit play, Sakuntala and the hoop of Recollection. In those texts, Sakuntala undergoes a serious transformation, relinquishing her assertiveness and autonomy to turn into the quintessentially submissive lady, revealing a lot concerning the functionality of Hindu femininity that got here to dominate South Asian tradition. via a cautious research of sections from Sakuntala and their quite a few iterations in several contexts, Romila Thapar explores the interplay among literature and heritage, tradition and gender, that body the advance of this canonical determine and a unique belief of woman identity.
By Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar,Brian A. Hatcher
Vidyasagar's extraordinary method paired a rereading of Hindu scripture with an emotional plea on behalf of the widow, leading to an natural reimagining of Hindu legislations and customized. Vidyasagar made his case via his two-part e-book Hindu Widow Marriage, a journey de strength of common sense, erudition, and humanitarian rhetoric. Translating the full textual content into English for the 1st time, Brian A. Hatcher makes one of many nineteenth-century's most vital treatises on Indian social reform to be had to an English-speaking viewers. knowledgeable on Vidyasagar, Hinduism, and colonial Bengal, he complements his paintings with a considerable advent describing Vidyasagar's multifaceted profession, in addition to the historical past of colonial debates on widow marriage. He innovatively translates the importance of Hindu Widow Marriage inside of Indian tradition and philosophy, situating the textual content relating to indigenous highbrow practices. furthermore, Hatcher offers an summary of uncomplicated Hindu different types for first-time readers, a thesaurus of technical vocabulary, and an intensive bibliography, making the textual content obtainable to scholars and students alike.
Albert Schweitzer,Ulrich Körtner,Johann Zürcher's Kultur und Ethik in den Weltreligionen (German Edition) PDF
By Albert Schweitzer,Ulrich Körtner,Johann Zürcher
By Geetha Ravindra
Drawing on her event with 1000's of households being affected by marital discord, lawyer and mediator Geetha Ravindra explores the breakdown of Indian marriage inside of a speedily altering tradition, explaining why the normal standards used to rearrange marriages not verify lasting, fit relationships. With tales of ways genuine Indian navigate a twenty-first-century global, Shaadi Remix: reworking the normal Indian Marriage, presents counsel on replacement tools of selecting companions, in addition to pointers on successfully speaking and resolving clash in marriage.
Shaadi Remix is a needs to learn for Indian mom and dad, Indian adolescence considering marriage, and a person who's drawn to realizing the Indian marriage approach. Geetha Ravindra bargains readers a different method of the normal Indian union—one that blends the real values of the Vedic marriage with modern and useful considerations.
About the Author
Geetha Ravindra is an legal professional, mediator, and coach with over 20 years adventure within the box of different dispute solution. She is presently the mediator for the overseas financial Fund and offers information to Indian households facing tricky marital concerns. she will be reached at email@example.com or Shaadiremix.com.
By Richard Rosen
Each part of the publication bargains a guided rehearsal of old poses and respiring innovations to permit readers to connect with the roots in their yoga and to supply a framework from which to appreciate the sequences they use of their general sessions.
By Santi Rozario,Geoffrey Samuel
By John Napier
Discussing the connection among the played repertoire and the caste’s id, the contexts of functionality and ways that regularly occurring tales are successfully retold, the publication deals a transcription, translation and musical and ethnographic research of 1 functionality, by means of Kishori Nath, and exhibits how the questions the performances venture will not be in simple terms speculative acts of self-identification but additionally demanding situations to audiences to think about their very own responses.
By Steven J. Rosen
Students of faith and japanese notion will welcome this readable translation and useful remark at the Uddhava Gita, a Hindu textual content during which Krishna's teachings brought within the Bhagavad Gita are prolonged and nuanced.
• provides the Uddhava Gita's 23 chapters, totaling 1,030 verses
• comprises remark the place appropriate
• presents a foreword by means of Dr. Charles S. J. White of yankee collage that contextualizes the paintings and explains its value