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Heidi R.M. Pauwels
This book is a contribution to understanding the formation of religious communities as revealed by the rhetoric of hagiographical works. It studies how religious groupings legitimize themselves by affiliation with holy men, and how they go about “magining” this affiliation in songs and stories ...
A fully documented survey of education in ancient India, of the amazing oral tradition of India’s literary heritage and its impact on Indian life. The full documentation facilitates quick access to the original sources scholarly literature on Indian education. A true reference work.
This volume provides a translation of and commentary on the Kauṣītaki Upaniṣad. An appendix on Sankhayana Aranyatat is included, in addition to an appendix on the term prajñātman.
This five volume set presents an up-to-date history of Indian medicine and its literature. It comprises the entire corpus of Sanskrit medical texts, from the earliest times to the present, thus covering about two millennia. Only available as a set.
Kenneth G. Zysk
Conjugal Love in India is a study of traditional Hindu ideas about love in the domestic abode. The work includes the texts, translations, and notes of the two principal Sanskrit treatises on the subject, Ratiśāstra and Ratiramaôa, along with an introduction.
In this volume, André Wink analyzes the beginning of the process of momentous and long-term change that came with the Islamization of the regions that the Arabs called al-Hind—India and large parts of its Indianized hinterland. The growth and development of a world economy in and around the ...
During the eleventh to thirteenth centuries, Islamic conquest and trade laid the foundation for a new type of Indo-Islamic society in which the organizational forms of the frontier and of sedentary agriculture merged in a way that was uniquely successful in the late medieval world at large, ...
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