A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. How did the patronage activities of India’s Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565) influence Hindu sectarian identities? Although the empire has been commonly viewed as a Hindu bulwark against Islamic incursion from the north or as a religiously ecumenical state, Valerie Stoker argues that the Vijayanagara court was selective in its patronage of religious institutions. To understand the dynamic interaction between religious and royal institutions in this period, she focuses on the career of the Hindu intellectual and monastic leader Vyasatirtha. An agent of the state and a powerful religious authority, V...
Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Religious Studies
Size: 232 pages
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In Hindu Pluralism, Elaine M. Fisher complicates the traditional scholarly narrative of the unification of Hinduism. By calling into question the colonial categories implicit in the term “sectarianism,” Fisher’s work excavates the pluralistic textures of precolonial Hinduism in the centuries prior to British intervention. Drawing on previously unpublished sources in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu, Fisher argues that the performance of plural religious identities in public space in Indian early modernity paved the way for the emergence of a distinctively non-Western form of religious pluralism. This work provides a c...
Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 262 pages
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Genre: Children's eBooks, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 99 pages
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Sri Krishna is an Avatar – a direct descent of God. Krishna is one of the many names of Lord Vishnu, and Sri Krishna is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This book contains the following stories of Lord Krishna.1. Birth of Lord Krishna2. The Advent of Lord Krishna3. Krishna's Childhood in Vrindavana4. Krishna Kills the Witch Putana5. Krishna Kills the Snake Demon Aghasura6. Lord Brahma Kidnaps the Cowherd Boys7. Krishna Lifts Govardhana Hill8. The End of Kamsa9. The Court of Dhritarastra10. Vengeance and Cunning Destroy the Family11. Reunion at Kurukshetra12. The Great War13. Demise of the Dynasties and Death of Krishna14. It Was Their Karma: The Sad-gandarbas15. How Lord Krishna Killed Demon Arishtasura16. The End of Demon Keshi by Lord Krishna17. The Killing of Kaliya18. ...
Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
Size: 41 pages
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Bhagavad Gita for Dummies A book Every Human should Read!
This Book explains Bhagavad Gita (Sacred Text) given by Supreme God as Summary in English. The Human (Arjuna) had lot of Questions to Supreme God (Krishna) and he got answers from God for all those. Most of the time to understand those complex words, people giving explanations and interpretation with someones life. We are also very comfortable to listen them and read them, but the moment we are back to our normal life, we forget everything. This book is written for you! Considering a common man life like yours! And how to live our life as per the Supreme Gods wordings!
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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism, Religious Studies
Size: 71 pages
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Legend of KARTIKEYA: Champion of the GodsThe asura king snarled and launched an avalanche of arrows at his adversary. Kartikeya countered with his mystic spear, which emitted a flurry of sparks, incinerating the oncoming missiles with consummate ease. The champion of the gods then whirled his discus. The twirling orb of light danced lethally through the asura army, obliterating Surapadma’s hordes. Weaponless, armour shattered and flagstaff severed, Surapadma stood defenseless on the field.Son of Shiva is the gripping narrative of the warrior-god Kartikeya, commander-in-chief of the heavenly hosts, and epitome of wisdom and valour. The book depicts in mesmerizing prose the monumental battle between the forces of good and evil, as embodied by the devas and asuras.Preetha Rajah Kannan is th...
Genre: Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
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Size: 36 pages
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