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Two Oldest Veda Manuscripts Facsimile Edition of Vajasaneyi Sa?hita 1-20 (Samhita- and Padapatha) from Nepal and Western Tibet (c. 1150 CE)
ISBN: HB: 9780674988262, Harvard University Press, February 2019
268 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 247 colour photos
This volume offers unexpected insights into the history of the Veda, the earliest texts of South Asia, and their underlying oral transmission. In side-by-side facsimiles, Michael Witzel and Qinyuan Wu present the two oldest known Veda manuscripts, th...
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£54,95
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Economics of Religion in India
ISBN: HB: 9780674979642, Harvard University Press, September 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 4 photos, 2 maps, 33 illus.
Religion has not been a popular target for economic analysis. Yet the tools of economics can offer deep insights into how religious groups compete, deliver social services, and reach out to potential converts – how, in daily life, religions nurture a...
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Triumph of Snake Goddess
ISBN: HB: 9780674365292, Harvard University Press, November 2015
320 pp., 23.5x15.7 cm
Snakes exist in the myths of most societies, often embodying magical, mysterious forces. Snake cults were especially important in eastern India and Bangladesh, where for centuries worshippers of the indigenous snake goddess Manasa resisted the compet...
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£26,95
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Brahmanical Theories of the Gift A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Danakanda of the Krtyakalpataru
ISBN: HB: 9780674088481, Harvard University Press, September 2015
470 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
This volume constitutes the first critical edition and translation into any modern language of a dananibandha, a classical Hindu legal digest devoted to the culturally and religiously important topic of gifting. Specifically, it is a critical edition...
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Storm of Songs India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement
ISBN: HB: 9780674187467, Harvard University Press, March 2015
464 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 11 halftones, 2 maps, 1 table
India celebrates itself as a nation of unity in diversity, but where does that sense of unity come from? One important source is a widely-accepted narrative called the "bhakti movement". Bhakti is the religion of the heart, of song, of common partici...
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£38,95
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