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    Providing detailed accounts of the women seers of Rigveda, this volume discusses the traditional expositions vis-à-vis the modern interpretations of those accounts. It minutely explains the sociocultural aspects of the select texts, thus exposing the world-view of those women seers.

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    Women Seers of the Rigveda by: Mau Das Gupta 1,150.00 1,035.00

    This volume brings forth an in-depth study of Rigveda from the sociocultural perspective, analysing the various aspects of hymns ascribed to the women seers of the “root Veda”. Though modern scholars from the East and the West have made many an attempt in interpreting the hymns of the Rigvedic poetesses, those lacked a thorough study from the sociocultural perspective.
    While providing detailed accounts of the women seers of Rigveda, this volume discusses the traditional expositions vis-à-vis the modern interpretations of those accounts. It minutely explains the sociocultural aspects of the select texts, thus exposing the world-view of those women seers. Their personal traits and compositions on the basis of the mythological data available in the Vedic and subsequent literatures enrich the volume further.
    Apart from the liturgical peculiarities and literary analysis of the hymns of the women seers, and the language and stylistics of the texts from a linguistic point of view, the book deals with a study of the sentence patterns which, normally lacks in Sanskrit research works.

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    Inspired by her extensive travels as UNICEF’s Representative, the author has provided valuable information Þ some hitherto unknown to us Þ supported by statistics, maps and charts on the various aspects of life in the seven North-Eastern States of India in general and the plight of women in particular.

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    Women’s Status in North-eastern India by: Sindhu Phadke 1,100.00 990.00

    The vast socio-economic and cultural diversity of the north-east region of India remains a largely unexplored area of academic research. Within it, the status of women continues to be a neglected aspect. This book contributes to the slowly expanding body of literature on the subject of the status of women in the seven North-Eastern States of India, viz. Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. The author makes a painstaking effort to put together the economic, social, educational and cultural dimensions of the plight of women in these States, in the uniquely individual ecological, historical, social and political backdrop of the region. In the process she uncovers many aspects hitherto unknown to us, and also demolishes certain standard and pre-conceived notions about North-Eastern women. We learn about the distinctive features of each State, individually, in relation to each other, and the country as a whole. Using primary and secondary sources, the author builds up a useful wealth of statistical information about the subject; the book also contains explanatory maps and charts. In all, it is a useful text not just for scholars of the North-East and Gender Studies, but also for the general readers as well.

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    The book is a biography of the eminent saint-philosopher of modern India, Guru Narayana. It deals with the meaning and essence of guruhood and gives rational explanations for many baffling aspects of life. It reveals the significance of his Advaita Vedanta method for introducing a new science of wisdom dialectics. It also describes the physical and psychological conditions of South India and explores the spirituality of India.

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    Word of the Guru by: Nataraja Guru 695.00

    Millions of people have been deeply affected by the life and teachings of the Guru Narayana, who is the central figure of this book. This is a biography, not only of the Guru Narayana, but of Guruhood itself. Religions and philosophies have their sources in such men, and the aim here is to clarify this fact, without being sentimental or sensational. In doing so, many hitherto baffling enigmas of Indian life are given a rational explanation for the first time. Nataraja Guru, the disciple-successor of the Narayana Guru, uses the contemplative discipline which was characteristic of the Guru Narayana, and brings the Advaita Vedanta method into the forefront of global thought as understood today, introducing a new science of Wisdom-Dialectics. Nataraja Guru’s scheme of correlation between science and mysticism amounts to an epochal advance in philosophy. This book represents the voice of the Guru. The Word of the Guru provides a quantity of original material for study, including fully annotated and carefully translated writings of Guru Narayana. It describes the physical and psychological conditions of South India with great brilliance. The spirituality of India is set forth here in its clearest terms, unambiguous and shorn of all limiting frontiers, suitable for readers in all parts of the world.

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    There is no shortcut to success other than hard-work. The 100 enlightening quotes on Work in this book are a cornucopia of wisdom that drives off laziness and vitalizes one to run towards his target. Each quote finds its reflection in a stimulating painting of Lord Ganesha, the Lord of Peace, Prosperity and Wisdom.

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    Work by: R.N. Kogata, Lalita Kogata, 260.00 234.00

    Work is worship. The authors highlight through this book Work the significance of hard-work and underline its importance to achieve success in life. There is no shortcut to success other than hard-work. To elucidate this concept, the authors have presented 100 carefully chosen quotes on Work. Each quote is accompanied by a stimulating painting of Lord Ganesha, the Lord of Peace, Prosperity and Wisdom. Some of these thought-provoking and ever-inspiring quotes are from highly acclaimed personalities, who have significantly contributed to the well-being of the universe. Hard-work brings forth greater chances of success in one’s life.
    “God helps those who help themselves” and “lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth” are some of the adages that propagate the vitality of hard-work.There is no alternative to hard-work. Whatever man has achieved so far is the result of his relentless effort and hard-work. It ultimately brings welfare to the mankind.

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    Book exploring the names nuances of the theme of “World as Dream” in all its richness to establish the plausibility of the philosophers’ position that though the world appears to be real might turn out to be false like a dream.

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    World as Dream by: Arvind Sharma 800.00 720.00

    The ontological status of the world has been a subject of much philosophical speculation despite the fact that the world is an existential given. According to some philosophers, such existential givenness could turn out to be comparable to the earth’s apparent flatness, with the actual truth turning out to be the very opposite of what it seems. Philosophers often cite the experience of a dream to establish the plausibility of their position that the world might appear to be real while it is being experienced, and yet turn out to be ultimately false like a dream. This motif plays a particularly important role in schools of philosophy in the East and the West which are idealistic in their orientation.
    This book explores the nuances of the theme of the world as dream in all its richness.

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    Book exploring one of Advaita Vedanta’s central illustrative themes with which it tries to render its doctrines credible in the face of our experience of plurality and variety in life.

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    World as Image by: Arvind Sharma 200.00 180.00

    There is something profoundly counter-intuitive about Advaita Vedanta. Nothing is more obvious to both the philosophical as well as the non-philosophical observer than the fact that multiplicity constitutes the basic datum of our experience. Variety is not only the spice of life — it is a cardinal fact of life. The doctrines of Advaita Vedanta shock us by flying in the face of this fact and by denying any ultimacy to that plurality and variety which we experience so intimately. This naturally raises the question: how does Adavita Vedanta render its doctrines credible in the face their apparent implausibility. This book is an exploration of one of its central illustrative devices with which it tries to accomplish this daunting task.

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    The essays study different dimensions of the modern autonomous individual existence such as the pre-selfconscious self and the mind’s ‘insane’ aspects. They discuss artistic, especially aesthetic, experience, and ethics and moral philosophy.

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    Woven on the Loom of Time by: M. Darrol Bryant 200.00 180.00

    How are we to understand the many religious traditions of humankind? Should we view our own religion as true and all others false? Should we regard all religions as the same? Should we view the religions as a cacophony? Professor Bryant explores these questions in this challenging book. He seeks to find a path through contemporary religious conflict that will lead us to greater understanding and appreciation of the plurality of religious traditions. Woven on the Loom of Time: Many Faith and One Divine Purpose argues that the religious traditions share a common purpose: to fit humanity for the Ultimate. But that shared purpose is unfolded differently in each religious tradition. Moreover, the great religious traditions unfold on the loom of time where they clothe and reshape our humanity to make us fit for the Ultimate. Professor Bryant unfolds his argument in five chapters. After an introductory chapter, he lays the foundation for an understanding of “dialogical humanity” that sees the religious traditions as “a dialogue with transcendence.” He then explores the multiform religious traditions – Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Confucian and Sikh – as “nurseries for the formation of humanity.” In the fifth chapter, he unfolds a “grammar of the spirit” that sees religion as shaping and clothing humanity on the loom of time. In the Epilogue, Bryant restates his thesis in a poem concerning “divine-human destiny.”

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    The image of Yama, the god of death in Hindu mythology, has come to have many variants. Dr. Merh’s study tries to capture these against their essential literary settings to explore all possible traits of Yama’s personality.

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    Yama by: Kusum Pradeep Merh 550.00 495.00

    In the Hindu pantheon, Yama holds a unique place. A counterpart, in the indigenous tradition, of Avestan Yima, Egyptian Osiris or Greek Pluto, he inspires terror in the heart of an average mortal : not only owing to his overlordship of the abode of the dead, but also for his identification with death itself. Yama’s image in Hindu mythology, however, has come to have full many variants — which Dr. Merh’s study tries to capture against their essential literary settings. Based on the prodigious mass of India’s old-world scriptural literature — the Vedas, Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads, besides the puranic texts, the book meticulously explores all possible traits of Yama’s personality, highlighting how the mythical view of this glorious, other-world god passes through a striking change over the millennia between the Rigveda and the later Puranas. Unfolding the deity’s ‘Vedic’ and ‘Puranic’ descriptions — respectively in part 1 and part 2 of the book, the author focusses specially on Yama, the creator, preacher, the philosopher, the law-giver, the punisher and above all, on his role as an eschatologist. Invaluable to the scholars of Indology, Hindu mythology and comparative religion.

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    The book, highlights the essential import of the innocuous-looking, yet enigmatic, diagrams called Yantras surfacing from the occult practices of the tantrics. It examines a range of tantric yantras, with their varieties, applications, modes of construction and above all their iconographic features.

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    Yantras of Deities and their Numerological Foundations by: Fredrick W. Bunce 1,500.00 1,350.00

    Hinduism is known for the bewildering profusion of its deities, who are represented not only in two or three dimensional anthropomorphic images, but also in abstract configurations, known as yantras. In yantras is, thus, seen almost a parallel with the surfeit of deities in Hindu tradition. Literally meaning an ‘instrument’, ‘apparatus’ or a ‘talisman’, yantra is a kind of mystical diagram used, in tantra, for both meditation and invoking a divinity, and is believed to possess/arouse occult powers. Drawn only by the adept: the ones schooled in this arcane, highly intricate process, and energized by siddh mantras, these seemingly innocuous geometrical figures are employed for any number of reasons or desires: whether to attain wealth, ward off disease, beget a son, vanquish enemies, or even to cause somebody’s death. This book, the latest from Professor Bunce, highlights the essential import of these innocuous-looking, yet enigmatic, diagrams surfacing from the occult Practices of the tantrics. The author, an internationally known scholar of Oriental Art, examines a range of tantric yantras, with their varieties, applications, modes of construction and, above all, their iconographic features. Also inter- woven in his text are lucid descriptions of all else associated with a yantra, notably, its deity, its specific purpose, its predominant and secondary numbers and its mantra. Carrying beautiful visual representations of over a hundred yantras, Professor Bunce’s study holds out enduring appeal to the readers concerned not only with the iconography of tantric yantras, but their mystifying under-pinnings as well.

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    It is an authentic edition and consistent documentation of the complete philosophical journey of Shri Yashdeva Shalya. It provides a penetrating philosophical reflection on the self-conscious act of self-conscious being engaged in the cultivation of culture and civilization through different modes of creativity.

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    Yashdeva Shalya Samagra (4 volumes set) by: Ambika Datta Sharma 6,400.00 5,760.00

    Yashdeva Shalya Samagra is an authentic edition and consistent documentation of the complete philosophical journey of Shri Yashdeva Shalya. It is Yashdeva Shalya who can be considered as one of the most original thinkers of twentieth-century India, after the advent of Sri Aurobindo. The philosophical contributions of Yashdeva Shalya have taken the shape of a complete system of philosophy during his active engagement with the East and West history of ideas for the last five decades. It is widely known as the philosophy of Chidadvaitavada which truly depicts the metaphysics of human creativity. For Yashdeva Shalya, all modes of human creativity vis-à-vis philosophy, religion, history, culture, literature, ethics, aesthetics and scientific temper are nothing but an unending quest of self-conscious being in the direction of getting rid of its self-alienation. Thus, four volumes of Yashdeva Shalya Samagra, i. e. Jnana aur Sat, Cit aur Mulya, Samaj aur Sanskriti and Darshnik Itihas-Dristi provide a penetrating philosophical reflection on the self-conscious act of self-conscious being engaged in the cultivation of culture and civilization through different modes of creativity. The collection of these four volumes will be certainly a valuable asset for the library of any institution and for sincere knowledge seekers.

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    Yoga Anviksha by: Sushim Dubey 750.00 675.00

    “कृति परिचय
    प्रस्तुत कृति में योग के इतिहास, विकास एवं दर्शन को जिज्ञासुओं के समाधानार्थ सरलतया प्रतिपादित करने का परिश्रम किया गया है।
    फ्योगय् भारतीय सांस्कृतिक परम्परा की अनमोल विरासत है। सहड्डों वर्षों के तप एवं अभ्यास से ऋषियों-मुनियों ने, जो शरीर-रचना, स्वास्थ्य तथा अध्यात्म साधना की सामूहिक एवं एकीकृत प्रणाली विकसित की, वही योग है। यह फ्योगय् इसलिए भी है कि इसमें फ्जुड़नाय् है। इस फ्जुड़नेय् को शरीर के परिप्रेक्ष्य से लें तो स्वास्थ्य एवं आरोग्य के साथ जुड़ना है। आध्यात्मिक परिप्रेक्ष्य से लें तो आत्मज्ञान या ब्रह्मज्ञान, मोक्ष, कैवल्य आदि से जुड़ना या प्राप्ति है।
    प्रस्तुत ग्रन्थ योग-परक अन्वेषणा की अनवरत जिज्ञासा का प्रतिफल है। वास्तव में जिज्ञासा ही मुख्य है, प्राप्ति गौण है, क्योंकि जिज्ञासा का शमन ही प्राप्ति है। योग जीवन में पूर्णता एवं सन्तोष की एक अनुभूति भरता है। योग की वास्तविक प्राप्ति व्यत्तिफ़ को सतत ऊर्ध्वगामी बनाती है। लक्ष्यों की प्राप्ति सुगम, जीवन में समरसता एवं सामंजस्यता का दिऽना, योग के प्रतिफलन के कुछ संकेत हैं। साध्य एवं साधन की अनुकूलता एवं उनमें शुचिता का बोध योग पथ पर व्यत्तिफ़ को दृढ़ रऽते हैं।
    इस ग्रन्थ में पात×जल योग, हठयोग, मन्त्रयोग, लययोग, भत्तिफ़योग, ध्यानयोग, कर्मयोग तथा ज्ञानयोग का प्रामाणिक विवेचन किया गया है। पात×जल योग परम्परा के टीकाकारों एवं भाष्यकारों का विवेचन तथा योग-सम्बन्धी उपनिषदों के विषय में कतिपय विवरण प्रस्तुत हुआ है। समकालीन योगी योगानन्द, जे- कृष्णमूर्ति एवं ओशो रजनीश प्रभृति के दर्शन का सारभूत परिचय सरलतया प्रतिपादित किया है। वर्तमान युग में योग की स्वास्थ्य रक्षण में भूमिका, मानसिक स्वास्थ्य, सन्तुष्टि एवं शान्ति का मार्ग भी इसमें सिद्ध किया है। योग नैतिकता की शिक्षा में भी महत्त्वपूर्ण स्थान रऽता है, यह युत्तिफ़यों से सुसिद्ध किया है। उपनिषद् आदि में भी योग के विविध आयाम सुलभ हैं जिन पर रोचक प्रकाश डाला गया है। अन्त में संस्कृत मूलग्रन्थों की सूचना देकर विद्यार्थियों को उपकृत किया गया है।
    हम सभी योग ऊर्जा से समन्वित एवं सात्त्विक गुणों से परिपूर्णित हों, इस भावना के साथ, योग अन्वीक्षा सुधी पाठकों को समर्पित है।”

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    Dr. N. C. Panda examines yoga-nidra as a scientific discipline — the theory, its psychological basis, its techniques and applications — to reveal its significance as a means of strengthening the body’s immune system and preventing and curing diseases and regulating one’s life patterns. It involves comparative analyses like that of yogic trance and hypnotic trance and yoga-vedanta and Freudian psychologies.

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    Yoga Nidra — Yogic Trance by: N.C. Panda 625.00

    Healing of body and mind through yoga is gaining immense significance at present as a world-wide science of therapy. In this context, yoga-nidra, a self-therapy technique of yoga and tantra, is important as an effective means of regulating the mind. In this volume, Dr. Panda, a noted philosopher and psychologist, yogi and tantrist, delves into the principles and practices of yoga-nidra based on materials from the tantras and Patanjali Yoga in an attempt to explain its benefits with special reference to modern medicine. The book presents yoga-nidra as a scientific discipline that is a potent means to strengthen the body’s immune system and thus to prevent and cure diseases and to regulate one’s life patterns. It examines in detail the theory of yoga-nidra, going into the Indian concept of mind and personality. It establishes the psychological basis of yoga-nidra by comparing hypnotic trance and yogic trance and Freudian and Yoga-Vedanta psychologies. It then lucidly presents the techniques of yoga-nidra and deals with the applications of yoga-nidra with relation to curing of psychosomatic and other diseases of common occurrence and to solving current problems such as drug-addiction and stress-induced maladies. This well-conceived and thorough research work will prove useful to scholars of ancient Indian medical science and psychology, particularly those concerned with study of yoga vis-a-vis modern medical problems and systems. It will be of equal importance for the general readers owing to its interesting subject matter, simple style of presentation and easy adoption by the non-adepts.

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