Against Dharma Dissent in the Ancient Indian Sciences of Sex and Politics
ISBN: HB: 9780300216196, Yale University Press, March 2018
248 pp., 21x14 cm
Ancient Hindu texts speak of the three aims of human life: dharma,artha, and kama. Translated, these might be called religion, politics, and pleasure, and each is held to be an essential requirement of a full life. Balance among the three is a goal n...
Little History of Religion
ISBN: PB: 9780300228816, Yale University Press, August 2017
256 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 40 black&white illus.
For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Ri...
Restatement of Religion Swami Vivekananda and the Making of Hindu Nationalism
ISBN: HB: 9780300197402, Yale University Press, September 2013
328 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
In this third installment of his comprehensive history of "India's religion" and reappraisal of Hindu identity, Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma offers an engaging portrait of Swami Vivekananda and his relationship with his guru, the legendary Ramakrishna...