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thE BOOk OF NANAk
Draws on the various myths and legends contained in anecdotal biographies and places
them in a precise historical framework.
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thE BOOk OF ShiVA
Probes the legend of the Supreme Ascetic and
Lord of the Universe, who holds within him
the answers to some of the greatest dilemmas
that have perplexed mankind.
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thE BOOk OF GANEShA
Stories of the elephant-headed god—the most
recognizable and lovable of Hindu deities.
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thE BOOk OF mUhAmmAD
The author’s own search to understand the
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thE BOOk OF ViShNU
Brings to life the most powerful and revered
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thE BOOk OF DEVi
The story of the Mother and Protector of the
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thE BOOk OF kRiShNA
Relates the charm and complexity of the purna
avatar (the complete incarnation), who encapsulates in himself the entire gamut of emotions
and attributes in the ideal human personality.
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Asian Studies Books for Courses 2007
Translated with an Introduction by N. J. Dawood
A fluent rendering into idiomatic English of
the holy book of Islam.
Penguin Classics 464 pp. 0-14-0449 0-5 $1 .00
with parallel Arabic text
Translated with an Introduction
and Notes by N. J. Dawood
Dawood’s vivid revised translation is presented with opposing page parallel Arabic text
in the traditional calligraphic style. Includes a
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thE LAWS OF mANU
Translated and Introduced by Wendy Doniger
with Brian K. Smith
Written by several Brahmin hands from 00
b.c. to a.d. 00, this spiritual guide draws on
jurisprudence, philosophy, and religion to create a model on which to base morality.
Penguin Classics 448 pp. 0-14-044540-4 $16.00
thE LiFE OF miLAREpA
Translated with an Introduction
by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa
Both a portrait of the 11th-century saint and a
profoundly detailed guidebook to the search
for consciousness. Translated from the Tibetan.
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f thE RAmAyANA
A Shortened modern prose Version
of the indian Epic
Translated by R. K. Narayan
Introduction by Pankaj Mishra
Drawing on the work of an eleventh-century
poet called Kamban, Narayan employs the
skills of a master novelist to bring this luminous saga to new generations of readers.
Penguin Classics 08 pp. 0-14-303967-9 $13.00
Translated with an Introduction by Arshia Sattar
A vibrant new translation of the timeless epic
believed to have been composed by Valmiki
between the sixth and eighth centuries.
Penguin India 696 pp. 0-14-0 9866-5 $14.95
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An Early Form of the R–am–ayana
Newly Translated by John Brockington
and Mary Brockington
This early form of the Ramayana—in which the
young prince Rama searches for his abducted
wife—has been central to Indian cultural life for
centuries. This version returns to the core story
in its earliest written form, revealing a taut,
vibrant, skillfully constructed heroic romance.
Penguin Classics 496 pp. 0-14-044744-X $15.00
thE RiG VEDA
Selected, Translated, and Annotated
by Wendy Doniger
Elegant translations of 108 of the Sanskrit
hymns constituting the earliest of the Hindu
religious scriptures. Updated bibliography,
index, notes on each hymn.
Penguin Classics 35 pp. 0-14-044989- $14.00
thE ROOtS OF AyURVEDA
Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction
by Dominik Wujastyk
Features selections from Sanskrit medical texts
written by the first Ayurvedic physicians, practitioners of the ancient Indian art of healing
upon which yoga, homeopathy, and holistic
medicine are based.
Penguin Classics 416 pp. 0-14-0448 4-1 $16.00
SpEAkiNG OF SiVA
Translated and Introduced by A. K. Ramanujlan
A collection of vacanas (free-verse lyrics) centering on the Hindu god Siva, written by four
saints of the great bhakti protest movement
of the tenth century a.d.: Basvanna, Devara
Dasimayya, Mahaadeviyakka, and Allama
Penguin Classics 08 pp. 0-14-044 70-7 $15.00
Translated and Edited with an Introduction
by Valerie J. Roebuck
A new translation of some of the most profound and influential Hindu teachings. Includes
information on Sanskrit pronunciation, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes,
and a glossary.
Penguin Classics 590 pp. 0-14-044749-0 $13.00
Translated by Juan Mascaró
First written in Sanskrit between 800 and 400
b.c., these spiritual treatises form the foundation of Hindu beliefs.
Penguin Classics 144 pp. 0-14-044163-8 $11.00
Translated and Selected by Swami Prabhavananda
and Frederick Manchester
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BUDDhiSm WithOUt BELiEFS
A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
“This concise and beautiful book demystifies
Buddhism by explaining, without jargon or
obscure terminology, what awakening is and
how to practice it.”— Amazon.com.
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