New Books in Indian Religions

Interviews with Scholars of Indian Religions with their New Books

Religion & Spirituality
Hinduism
101
Zoë Slatoff, "Yogavataranam: The Translation of...
An interview with Zoë Slatoff
36 min
102
Ben Williams on Contemplative Education
An interview with Ben Williams
53 min
103
Namit Arora, "Indians: A Brief History of a Civ...
An interview with Namit Arora
37 min
104
Peter Christiaan Bisschop and Yuko Yokochi, "Th...
An interview with Peter Christiaan Bisschop and Yuko Yokochi
43 min
105
Lavanya Vemsani, "Feminine Journeys of the Maha...
An interview with Lavanya Vemsani
44 min
106
Michael Nichols, "Malleable Mara: Transformatio...
An interview with Michael Nichols
34 min
107
Brian Collins on Indian Mythology
An interview with Brian Collins
54 min
108
Chitgopekar Nilima, "The Reluctant Family Man: ...
An interview with Chitgopekar Nilima
34 min
109
Frank Clooney on “The Scholar-Practitioner”
An interview with Frank Clooney
44 min
110
Jon Keune, "Shared Devotion, Shared Food: Equal...
An interview with Jon Keune
47 min
111
Arti Dhand on The Mahābhārata
An interview with Arti Dhand
49 min
112
Karen G. Ruffle, "Everyday Shi'ism in South Asi...
An interview with Karen G. Ruffle
48 min
113
Michael D. Nichols, "Religion and Myth in the M...
An interview with Michael D. Nichols
41 min
114
J. Fewkes and M. Adamson Sijapati, "Muslim Comm...
An interview with Jacqueline Fewkes and Megan Adamson Sijapati
38 min
115
Bhakti Marg Swami: ISKON Leader
An interview with Bhakti Marg Swami
45 min
116
Pandemic Perspectives: Working Remotely, a Disc...
An interview with Raj Balkaran
47 min
117
Teaching Buddhist Studies Online: A Discussion ...
An interview with Kate Hartmann
64 min
118
Brenda Beck, "Land of the Golden River: The Med...
An interview with Brenda Beck
44 min
119
Gil Ben-Herut and Jon Keune, "Regional Communit...
An interview with Gil Ben-Herut and Jon Keune
52 min
120
Birinder Pal Singh, "Sikhs in the Deccan and No...
An interview with Birinder Pal Singh
43 min
121
Thomas Robinson and Hillary Rodrigues, "World R...
An interview with Hillary Rodrigues
38 min
122
Daniel Heifetz, "The Science of Satyug: Class, ...
An interview with Daniel Heifetz
44 min
123
N. S. Hawley and S. S. Pillai, "Many Mahābhārat...
An interview with Nell Shapiro Hawley and Sohini Sarah Pillai
69 min
124
Ayesha A. Irani, "The Muhammad Avatāra: Salvati...
An interview with Ayesha A. Irani
37 min
125
Ian Whicher, "The Integrity of the Yoga Darsana...
An interview with Ian Whicher
44 min
126
Daniel Raveh, "Daya Krishna and 20th-Century In...
An interview with Daniel Raveh
44 min
127
Lokesh Ohri, "Till Kingdom Come: Medieval Hindu...
An interview with Lokesh Ohri
34 min
128
Douglas Osto, "An Indian Tantric Tradition and ...
An interview with Douglas Osto
48 min
129
Vanessa R. Sasson, "Yasodhara and the Buddha" (...
An interview with Vanessa R. Sasson
42 min
130
Steven Collins, "Wisdom as a Way of Life: Thera...
An interview with Steven Collins
52 min
131
Arvind Sharma, "Religious Tolerance: A History"...
An interview with Arvind Sharma
28 min
132
Francis X. Clooney, "Reading the Hindu and Chri...
An interview with Francis X. Clooney
58 min
133
Christopher Key Chapple, "Yoga in Jainism" (Rou...
An interview with Christopher Key Chapple
44 min
134
Bibek Debroy, "The Mahabharata" (Penguin, 2015)
An interview with Bibek Debroy
54 min
135
Michael P. Brunner, "Education and Modernity in...
An interview with Michael P. Brunner
26 min
136
Christopher T. Fleming, "Ownership and Inherita...
An interview with Christopher T. Fleming
23 min
137
Knut A. Jacobsen, "Routledge Handbook of South ...
An interview with Knut A. Jacobsen
43 min
138
C. M. Bauman and M. Voss Roberts, "The Routledg...
An interview with Chad M. Bauman and Michelle Voss Roberts
56 min
139
Xenia Zeiler, "Digital Hinduism" (Routledge, 2019)
An interview with Xenia Zeiler
25 min
140
Tulasi Srinivas, "The Cow in the Elevator: An A...
An interview with Tulasi Srinivas
44 min
141
Chad M. Bauman, "Anti-Christian Violence in Ind...
An Interview with Chad M. Bauman
45 min
142
Stuart Ray Sarbacker, "Tracing the Path of Yoga...
An interview with Stuart Ray Sarbacker
53 min
143
Gopal K. Gupta, "Maya in the Bhagavata Purana: ...
An interview with Gopal K. Gupta
49 min
144
Theodora Wildcroft, "Post-lineage Yoga: From Gu...
An interview with Theodora Wildcroft
74 min
145
Leah E. Comeau, "Material Devotion in a South I...
An interview with Leah Comeau
41 min
146
Ayon Maharaj, "The Bloomsbury Research Handbook...
Maharaj offers first in-depth discussion of Vedanta and the many different systems of thought that make up this tradition of Indian philosophy...
48 min
147
Amanda J. Lucia, "White Utopias: The Religious ...
Transformational festivals, from Burning Man to Lightning in a Bottle, Bhakti Fest, and Wanderlust, are massive events that attract thousands of participants to sites around the world...
52 min
148
Leela Prasad, "The Audacious Raconteur: Soverei...
Can a subject be sovereign in a hegemony? Can creativity be reined in by forces of empire?
30 min
149
Brian Black, "In Dialogue with the Mahābhārata"...
This book offers the first extensive study of the dialogue form in the Mahābhārata.,,
75 min
150
P. Bilimoria and P. Hughes, "The Indian Diaspor...
Since the late 1990s, the Indian community in Australia has grown faster than any other immigrant community....
62 min
151
Daniel Simpson, "The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehen...
Much of what is said about yoga is misleading.,.
69 min
152
S. Newcombe and K. O'Brien-Kop, "Routledge Hand...
This book offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource, which frames and contextualises the rapidly expanding fields that explore yoga and meditative techniques...
46 min
153
Jason Keith Fernandes, "Citizenship in a Caste ...
Fernandes explores the interconnected themes of language, citizenship and identity, showing how, by deliberately excluding the Roman script, the largely lower-caste and lower-class Catholic users of this script were denoted as less-than-authentic members of civil society....
58 min
154
Ithamar Theodor, "The Bhagavad-Gītā: A Critical...
Theodor offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to one of the most read texts in South Asia....
51 min
155
Suraj Yengde, "Caste Matters" (India Viking, 2019)
At once a reflection on inequality and a call to arms, Caste Matters argues that until Dalits lay claim to power and Brahmins join hands against Brahminism to effect real transformation, caste will continue to matter...
50 min
156
Andrea Jain, "Peace Love Yoga: The Politics of ...
Jain examines the interconnectedness between global spirituality and neoliberal capitalism through an examination of the global yoga and self-care industries...
36 min
157
Marco Ferrante, "Indian Perspectives on Conscio...
Ferrante shows how a set of tenth century philosophers living in Kashmir argue for the existence of a self on the basis of the interrelationship between linguistic concepts and mental experience...
62 min
158
E. Goldberg et al, "Bollywood Horrors: Religion...
The authors offer is a multi-faceted and wide-ranging collection that examines cinematic representations of real-life horror...
46 min
159
Uma Majmudar, “Gandhi and Rajchandra: The Makin...
This book traces the little-known yet unparalleled influence of Shrimad Rajchandra, Jain zaveri (jeweller)-cum-spiritual seeker, on Mahatma Gandhi...
55 min
160
Annapurna Garimella, “The Contemporary Hindu Te...
This book takes as its subject the multiple forms of architecture, design and sociability that Hindu spaces of worship encompass today...
41 min
161
Anway Mukhopadhyay, “The Authority of Female Sp...
Mukhopadhyay excavates numerous instances of the authority of female speech from Indian goddess traditions and relates them to the contemporary gender debates, especially to the issues of mansplaining and womansplaining...
35 min
162
Bihani Sarkar, "Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Du...
Heroic Saktism is the belief that a good king and a true warrior must worship the goddess Durga, the form and substance of kingship...
63 min
163
Sree Padma, "Vicissitudes of the Goddess: Recon...
Padma focuses on two types of Gramadevatas or goddesses: deified women and those associated with disease and fertility...
32 min
164
Michael Slouber, "A Garland of Forgotten Goddes...
Slouber surveys the diversity of India's feminine divine tradition by bringing together a fresh array of captivating and largely overlooked Hindu goddess narratives from different regions....
53 min
165
Tim Bruce, "Devi Mahatmyam: The Glory of the Go...
For millions worldwide, the Devi Mahatmyam is of central spiritual importance and of equal cultural significance within Indian Sanskrit literature to the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, and the Ramayana...
38 min
166
Rita D. Sherma, "Contemplative Studies in Hindu...
What counts as contemplative practices in Hinduism? What can Hindu Studies offer Contemplative Studies as a discipline?
56 min
167
Sanjay Lal, "Gandhi's Thought and Liberal Democ...
Is religion indispensable to public life?
47 min
168
Alan Brill, " Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hin...
How do Judaism and Hinduism compare as religions?
34 min
169
Robert M. Geraci, "Temples of Modernity: Nation...
What is the relationship between science, religion and technology in Hinduism?
42 min
170
Neela Bhattacharya Saxena, "Absent Mother God o...
Saxena draws on her personal religious experiences and devotion to the Goddess Kali as a starting point to reflect on the absence of a Divine Feminine in Christianity and Judaism...
57 min
171
Malcolm Keating, "Controversial Reasoning in In...
Keating offers a ground-breaking reference resource for understanding arthāpati, and debates in Indian philosophy at large....
64 min
172
Martin Gansten, "The Jewel of Annual Astrology:...
Gansten offers the first-ever scholarly volume on Sanskritized Perso-Arabic (Tājika) astrology...
92 min
173
Shankar Nair, "Translating Wisdom: Hindu-Muslim...
Nair offers intellectually daring and dazzlingly imaginative study of scholarly interactions, made visible through translation, between Sanskrit and Arabo-Persian philosophical traditions in premodern South Asia...
60 min
174
Jeffery D. Long, "Hinduism in America" (Bloomsb...
Long explores the influence of concepts such karma, rebirth, meditation and yoga on the American consciousness, along with Hindu temples in America...
86 min
175
Arti Dhand, "Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexu...
The Hindu tradition has held conflicting views on womanhood from its earliest texts—holding women aloft as goddesses to be worshipped on the one hand and remaining deeply suspicious about women’s sexuality on the other...
38 min
176
A Conversation with Seth Powell about Yogic Stu...
What is "Yogic Studies"?
86 min
177
A Conversation with Chris Chapple, Part II: Liv...
The ancient Indian philosophers conceptualized the universe as comprising 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space), corresponding to the five human senses...
78 min
178
Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, “Material Acts in ...
This ethnographic journey across three Indian locales examines the agency of various materials – from ornaments, to female guising, to cement images....
59 min
179
Johannes Bronkhorst, "A Śabda Reader: Language ...
Bronkhorst makes the case through an extensive introduction and select translations of important Indian texts that language has a crucial role in Indian thought...
62 min
180
David L. Haberman, “Loving Stones: Making the I...
Haberman explores the worship world of Mount Govardhan; located in the Braj region of India, the mountain is considered an embodied form of the Hindu deity Krishna...
72 min
181
A Conversation with Chris Chapple, Part I: MA i...
In this interview, we have a candid conversation with Dr. Christopher Key Chapple of Loyola Marymount University...
59 min
182
Drew Thomases, "Guest is God: Pilgrimage, Touri...
Drew Thomases investigates the Indian pilgrimage town of Pushkar...
55 min
183
Adheesh Sathaye, “Crossing the Lines of Caste" ...
What does it mean to be a Brahmin, and what could it mean to become one?
50 min
184
Raj Balkaran, "The Goddess and the Sun in India...
Why are the myths of the Indian Great Goddess, Durgā, found in the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa framed by myths glorifying the Sun, Sūrya?
67 min
185
Ehud Halperin, “The Many Faces of a Himalayan G...
Halperin employs an interdisciplinary approach to tell the story of Hadimba from the ground up...
66 min
186
Anya P. Foxen, "Inhaling Spirit: Harmonialism, ...
Foxen traces several disparate yet entangled roots of modern yoga practice to show that much of what we call yoga...
54 min
187
Ionut Moise, "Salvation in Indian Philosophy: P...
Moise offers a comprehensive description of the ‘doctrine of salvation’ (niḥśreyasa/ mokṣa) and Vaiśeṣika...
45 min
188
Hamsa Stainton, "Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskr...
Stainton explores the relationship between 'poetry’ and ‘prayer’ in South Asia through close examination of the history of Sanskrit hymns of praise (stotras) in Kashmir from the eighth century onwards...
55 min
189
Deepra Dandekar, “The Subhedar's Son” (Oxford U...
"The Subhedar's Son" provides a fascinating insight into Brahmanical-Christian conversions of the era, along with attitudes surrounding such conversions...
63 min
190
John Stratton Hawley, “Krishna's Playground: Vr...
What happens when the Anthropocene Age makes everything virtual? What happens when heaven gets plowed under?
51 min
191
Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Mat...
Greene offers the the reader a theory of everything...
117 min
192
A. M. Ruppel, "Cambridge Introduction to Sanskr...
What is Sanskrit Studies?
61 min
193
Caleb Simmons, "Devotional Sovereignty: Kingshi...
Simmons examines the reigns of Tipu Sultan (r. 1782-1799) and Krishnaraja Wodeyar III (r. 1799-1868) in the South Indian kingdom of Mysore...
58 min
194
Karl-Stéphan Bouthillette, "Dialogue and Doxogr...
This ground-breaking work on Indian philosophical doxography examines the function of dialectical texts within their intellectual and religious milieu
57 min
195
Kevin McGrath, "Vyāsa Redux: Narrative in Epic ...
McGrath examines the complex and enigmatic Vyāsa, both the primary creative poet of the Sanskrit epic Mahābhārata and a key character in the very epic he composes...
53 min
196
Alexander Rocklin, "The Regulation of Religion ...
Rocklin draws on colonial archives and ethnographic work in this pioneering examination of the realities of indentured workers in colonial Trinidad...
53 min
197
A Conversation with Nicholas Sutton of the Oxfo...
Sutton describes the work of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, as well as his own scholarship.
46 min
198
Brian Collins, "The Other Rāma: Matricide and G...
Collins examines a fascinating, understudied figure appearing in Sanskrit narrative texts: Paraśurāma, i.e., “Rāma with the Axe”...
60 min
199
Peter Adamson, "Classical Indian Philosophy" (O...
Adamson and Ganeri survey the breadth and depth of Indian philosophical traditions...
85 min
200
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: ...
How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?
56 min