Ganesh. Photo by Julie Gutmanis. RELIGION IN SOUTH ASIA
A Selected Bibliography
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HINDUISM IN SOUTH ASIA

Reference  | Journals  | Surveys  | Doctrine and Tradition  
Texts in Translation and Textual Studies  | History  | Contemporary  
Important Figures  | The Arts  

 

Hinduism: Reference Works and Journals

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Bhattacharyya, Narendra Nath. A Glossary of Indian Religious Terms and Concepts. Columbia, MO: South Asia Publications, 1990.

Feuerstein, Georg. The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1997.

Garg, Ganga Ram, ed. Encyclopaedia of the Hindu World. New Delhi: Concept, 1992-
A-AZ (volumes 1-3) owned.

Sullivan, Bruce M. Historical Dictionary of Hinduism. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997.

Stutley, Margaret and James Stutley. Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism: Its Mythology, Folklore, Philosophy, Literature, and History. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Walker, Benjamin. Hindu World: An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism. New Delhi: Indus, 1995.

Werner, Karel. A Popular Dictionary of Hinduism. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 1994.

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Hinduism Today. San Francisco: Himalayan Academy, 1985-

International Journal of Hindu studies. Quebec: World Heritage Press, 1997-

 

Hinduism: Surveys

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Flood, Gavin. An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Hopkins, Thomas J. The Hindu Religious Tradition. Encino, CA: Dickenson, 1971.

Kinsley, David R. Hinduism: A Cultural Perspective. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982.

Klostermaier, Klaus K. A Survey of Hinduism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.

Knipe, David M. Hinduism: Experiments in the Sacred. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Lipner, Julius. Hindus: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. London: Routledge, 1994.

Sivaraman, Krishna, ed. Hindu Spirituality: Vedas through Vedanta. New York: Crossroads, 1989.

Zaehner, R.C. Hinduism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1962.

 

Hinduism: Doctrine and Tradition

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Alper, Harvey P., ed. Understanding Mantras. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989.

Bowes, Pratima. The Hindu Religious Tradition: A Philosophical Approach. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977.

Courtright, Paul B. Ganesa: Lord of Obtacles, Lord of Beginnings. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Doniger, Wendy. Asceticism and Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva. London: Oxford University Press, 1973.

Doniger, Wendy, ed. Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.

Eliade, Mircea. Yoga: Immortality and Freedom. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969.

Gonda, J. Visnuism and Sivaism: A Comparison. London: Athlone, 1970

Hawley, John Stratton. Krishna, the Butter Thief. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Hawley, John Stratton, and Donna M. Wulff, eds. The Divine Consort: Radha and the Goddesses of India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.

---. Devi: Goddesses of India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Kinsley, David R. Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

---. The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Drsna, Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.

Kramrisch, Stella. The Presence of Siva. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.

Neufeldt, Ronald W., ed. Karma and Rebirth: Post-Classical Developments. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986.

Sharma, Krishna. Bhakti and the Bhakti Movement: A New Perspective. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1987.

Singer, Milton B., ed. Krishna: Myths, Rites and Attitudes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

Varenne, Jean. Yoga and the Hindu Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.

Werner, Karel, ed. Lord Divine: Studies in Bhakti and Devotional Mysticism. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 1993.

 

Hinduism: Texts in Translation and Textual Studies

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Blackburn, Stuart H., and A.K. Ramanujan, eds. Another Harmony: New Essays on the Folklore of India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Brockington, J. L. Righteous Rama: The Evolution of an Epic. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Buitenen, J.A.B. van. Mahabharata. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1973-
Only 3 vols.(The Book of the Beginning) completed.

Buck, William. Mahabharata. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973

---. Ramayana: [King Rama's Way]. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Cutler, Norman, and Paula Richman, eds. A Gift of Tamil: Translations for Tamil Literature. New Delhi: Manohar: American Institute of Indian Studies, 1992.

Dimmitt, Cornelia, and J.A.B. van Buitenen, eds. Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978.

Doniger, Wendy. The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Doniger, Wendy, ed. and trans. Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook. Baltimore: Penguin, 1975.

---. The Rig Veda: An Anthology. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1981.

---. Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Doniger, Wendy, trans., with Brian K. Smith. The Laws of Manu. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1991.

Dwivedi, R.C., trans. Selections from Brahmanas & Upanisads. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1965.

Farquhar, John Nichol. An Outline of the Religious Literature of India. Reprint. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1967.

Futehally, Shama, trans. In the Dark of the Heart: Songs of Meera. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1994.

Goldman, Robert P., ed. and trans., with Sally J. Sutherland. The Ramayana of Valmiki. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984- (multiple volumes, in progress).

Goodall, Dominic, ed. and trans. Hindu Scriptures. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Hawley, John Stratton, and Mark Juergensmeyer, trans. Songs of the Saints of India. New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.

Hiltebeitel, Alf. The Ritual of Battle: Krishna in the Mahabharata. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, 1976.

Johnson, W.J., trans. The Bhagavad Gita. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Kishwar, Madhu, and Ruth Vanita, eds. Manushi, Tenth Anniversary Issue: Women Bhakta Poets. New Delhi: Manushi, 1989.

Lal, P. The Ramayana of Valmiki: Condensed from Sanskrit and Transcreated into English. New Delhi: Vikas, 1981.

---. The Mahabharata of Vyasa: Condensed from Sanskrit and Transcreated into English. New Delhi: Vikas, 1980.

Miller, Barbara Stoler, trans. The Bhagavad-gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War. New York: Bantam, 1986.

---. Love Song of the Dark Lord: Jayadeva's Gitagovinda. New York: Columbia University Press, 1977.

Narayan, Kirin. Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

Narayan, R.K. The Ramayana; a Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic (Suggested by the Tamil Version of Kamban). New York:Viking, 1972.

Olivelle, Patrick, trans. Upanisads. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

---. Pancatantra; the Book of India's Folk Wisdom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Peterson, Indira Viswanathan. Poems to Siva: The Hymns of the Tamil Saints. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989.

Powell, Barbara. Windows into the Infinite: A Guide to the Hindu Scriptures. Fremont, CA: Asian Humanities Press, 1996.

Radhakrishan, Sarvapelli, trans. The Principal Upanisads. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1953.

Ramanujan, A.K. trans. Speaking of Siva. Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1973.

---. The Interior Landscape: Love Poems from a Classical Tamil Anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1967.

Richman, Paula, ed. Many Ramayanas: The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Sharma, Arvind, ed. Essays on the Mahabharata. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1991.

---. Textual Studies in Hinduism. New Delhi: Manohar, 1980.

Shastri, Hari Prasad, trans. The Ramayana of Valmiki. London: Shanti Sadan, 1952-59.

Shulman, David Dean. Tamil Temple Myths: Sacrifice and Divine Marriage in the South Indian Saiva Tradition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1980.

Zaehner, R.C. The Bhagavad-Gita. Oxford: Clarendon, 1969.

---. Hindu Scriptures. London: Dent; New York: Dutton, 1965.

 

Hinduism: History

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Basham, A.L. The Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism. Boston: Beacon, 1989.

---. The Wonder That Was India. 3rd ed. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1969.

Brockington, J.L. The Sacred Thread: Hinduism in its Continuity and Diversity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1981.

Cartman, James. Hinduism in Ceylon. Colombo: Gunasena, 1957.

Heesterman, J.C. The Inner Conflict of Tradition: Essays in Indian Ritual, Kingship and Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.

Kopf, David. The Brahmo Samaj and the Shaping of the Modern Indian Mind. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1979.

 

Hinduism: Contemporary

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Allen, Michael R. The Cult of Kumari: Virgin Worship in Nepal. Canberra: Bibliotech, 1996.

Babb, Lawrence A. Divine Hierarchy: Popular Hinduism in Central India. New York: Columbia University Press, 1975.

---. Redemptive Encounters: Three Religious Movement in Modern Hindu Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.

Dumont, Louis. Homo hierarchicus; an Essay on the Caste System. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

Eck, Diana L. Banaras, City of Light. New York: Knopf, 1983.

Feldhaus, Anne. Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Fuller, C.J. The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Gellner, David N., Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, and John Whelpton, eds. Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom: The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Nepal. Amsterdam: Harwood, 1997.

Harlan, Lindsey. Religion and Rajput Women: The Ethic of Protection in Contemporary Narratives. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Harlan, Lindsey, and Paul B. Courtright, eds. From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Hawley, John Stratton, ed. Sati, the Blessing and the Curse: The Burning of Wives in India. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Jaffrelot, Christophe. The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India, 1925-1993. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Juergensmeyer, Mark. Religion as Social Vision: The Movement Against Untouchability in 20th-Century Punjab. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.

Lynch, Owen M., ed. Divine Passions: The Social Construction of Emotion in India. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990.

Madan, T.N. Non-renunciation: Themes and Interpretations of Hindu Culture. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Morinis, E.Alan. Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition: A Case Study of West Bengal. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Milner, Murray. Status and Sacredness: A General Theory of Status Relations and an Analysis of Indian Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Sax, William S. Mountain Goddess: Gender and Politics in a Himalayan Pilgrimage. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Singer, Milton. When a Great Tradition Modernizes; an Anthropological Approach to Indian Civilization. New York: Praeger, 1972.

Welbon, Guy R., and Glenn Yocum E., eds. Religious Festivals in South India and Sri Lanka. New Delhi: Manohar, 1982.

 

Hinduism: Important Figures

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Bishop, Donald H., ed. Thinkers of the Indian Renaissance. New Delhi: Wiley Eastern, 1982.

Brown, Judith M. Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

Chatterjee, Margaret. Gandhi's Religious Thought. South Bend, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 1983.

Crawford, S. Cromwell. Ram Mohan Roy : His Era and Ethics. New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1984.

Dalton, Dennis. Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action. New York: Columbia University Press,1993.

Gandhi, Mohandas K. An Autobiography, the Story of My Experiments with Truth. Boston: Beacon, 1957.

Hawley, John Stratton. Surdas: Poet, Singer, Saint. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1984.

Jayakar, Pupul. Krishnamurti: A Biography. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

McDermott, Robert A., ed. Six Pillars: Introductions to the Major Works of Sri Aurobindo. Chambersburg, PA: Wilson, 1974.

Minor, Robert N. Radhakrishnan, a Religious Biography. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987.

Murty, K. Satchidananda, and Ashok Vohra. Radhakrishnan: His Life and Ideas. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990.

Radice, William, ed. Swami Vivekananda and the Modernization of Hinduism. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Richards, Glyn. A Source-Book of Modern Hinduism. London: Curzon, 1996.

Vivekananda. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1970-3.

---. Vivekananda: The Yogas and Other Works. Rev. ed. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1953.

 

Hinduism: The Arts

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Banerjea, Jitendra Nath. The Development of Hindu Iconography. 4th ed. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1985.

Blackburn, Stuart. Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Coomaraswamy, A.K. The Dance of Shiva. Rev. ed. New Delhi: Sagar, 1968.

Eck, Diana L. Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India. 2nd ed. Chambersburg, PA: Anima, 1985.

Gupta, Chandra Bhan. The Indian Theatre. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1991.

Hawley, John Stratton, with Shrivatsa Goswami. At Play with Krishna: Pilgrimage Dramas from Brindavan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981.

Henry, Edward O. Chant the Names of God: Musical Culture in Bhojpuri-Speaking India. San Diego: San Diego State University Press, 1988.

Iyer, K. Bharata. Kathakali; the Sacred Dance-Drama of Malabar. London: Luzac, 1955.

Kramrisch, Stella. The Hindu Temple. Reprint. Delhi: Motilal Banaridass, 1976.

Michell, George. The Hindu Temple: An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.

Mitter, Partha. Much Maligned Monsters: History of European Reactions to Indian Art. Oxford: Clarendon, 1977.

Stutley, Margaret. The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984.

Zarilli, Phillip. The Kathakali Complex: Actor, Performance & Structure. New Delhi: Abhinav, 1984.

Zimmer, Heinrich. Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization. Reprint. Princeton, NJ.: Princeton University Press, 1992.

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