With almost 2,800 entries on all aspects of Hinduism, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary of its kind. It covers all the major Hindu practices, texts, beliefs, religious sites, and teachers over a period spanning 3,500 years. An invaluable first port of call for anyone seeking information about Indian religions and culture.
The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most widely read Hindu religious text in the Western world. This new translation is ideal for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian religions, providing a full cultural and historical context in its introduction and notes.
Presents one of the major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. This book offers a discussion of human goals (artha or purpose, kama or pleasure, dharma or duty, and moksha or liberation). It explains the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.