Download A Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Sir Monier Monier-Williams, Professor E. Leuman, Professor PDF

By Sir Monier Monier-Williams, Professor E. Leuman, Professor C. Cappeller and other scholars

The 1st challenge humans appear to be having with this recognized dictionary is that a number of the newer reprints of the unique Clarendon Press version (especially the Indian ones) are bodily of very terrible caliber: not just are they poorly published on inferior paper, yet in addition they include a shoddy binding that's simply not likely to face as much as one of these dealing with a heavy dictionary will get. Books reminiscent of this (and there are various being released this day) appear to me virtually to were intentionally designed to self-destruct after minimum use.

The in simple terms approach to this challenge isn't really to shop for a later reprint within the first position. as a substitute, search for a used replica of the sooner UK-produced Clarendon Press version. This used to be well-printed on caliber paper, stitched in order that it opens flat with no the backbone cracking, and sure in a sturdy textile. while you're fortunate sufficient to discover this sort of you'll be getting a true booklet that may be a excitement to deal with and may withstand a long time of heavy use.

The moment challenge that a few humans run into is that the dictionary itself can, due to its association, be tricky to take advantage of. a great approach to this challenge has been supplied by means of Charles Wikner in his 'A sensible Sanskrit Introductory' (1996).

This is a wonderful and intensely valuable 146-page Sanskrit instructional in 15 classes which, in addition to educating Sanskrit pronunciation, Devanagari, and a few uncomplicated ideas, has additionally been designed, as Wikner says, "to carry the English-speaking scholar who understands not anything of Sanskrit to the extent the place he can intelligently [use] Monier-Williams' dictionary."

He explains that classes 12-14 "penetrate Monier-Williams' dictionary via its 4 degrees of alphabetical order, and recommend techniques for locating tough words." After learning those 3 classes, clients should not have any extra hassle with the dictionary; in truth, it is going to turn into a true excitement to use.

The writer has generously made his e-book freely to be had and it may be downloaded from: http://sanskritdocuments.org/learning_tutorial_wikner/index.html

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Download When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger PDF

By Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

During the goddess Gangamma’s competition within the city of Tirupati, lower-caste males take guises of the goddess, and the streets are packed with males donning saris, braids, and feminine jewellery. against this, ladies take part by means of intensifying the rituals they practice for Gangamma all year long, resembling cooking and supplying foodstuff. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger argues that in the pageant final truth is imagined as woman and girls determine with the goddess, whose energy they percentage. shiny debts via female and male individuals supply new insights into Gangamma’s traditions and the character of Hindu village goddesses.

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Download The Politics of Religion in Indonesia: Syncretism, by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier PDF

By Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

Indonesia is a awesome case research for spiritual politics. whereas now not being a theocratic nation, it isn't secular both, with the Indonesian nation formally defining what constitutes faith, and each citizen desiring to be affiliated to at least one of them. This e-book makes a speciality of Java and Bali, and the fascinating comparability of 2 neighbouring societies formed by means of various religions - Islam and Hinduism. The booklet examines the appropriation by means of the peoples of Java and Bali of the belief of faith, via a dialogic strategy of indigenization of universalist religions and universalization of indigenous religions. It appears on the rigidity that exists among proponents of neighborhood world-views and indigenous trust platforms, and people who deny these neighborhood traditions as qualifying as a faith. This pressure performs a number one half within the building of an Indonesian non secular id famous via the kingdom. The book is of curiosity to scholars and students of Southeast Asia, spiritual reports and the anthropology and sociology of faith.

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Download Encyclopedia of Energy by Cleveland C.J. (ed.) PDF

By Cleveland C.J. (ed.)

Энциклопедия по энергетике. В 6 томах (5400стр.) энциклопедии представлен наиболее полный материал о мировой энергетике. VI том содержит предметный указатель, что значительно облегчает поиск нужной информации. Карты, графики, таблицы и фотографии иллюстрируют и поясняют текст.

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Download Ramayana Stories in Modern South India: An Anthology by Paula Richman PDF

By Paula Richman

While a few non secular texts may possibly stay static through the years, the Ramayana epic has been retold in numerous methods over the centuries and throughout South Asia. a few of the narrative's such a lot probing and cutting edge retellings have seemed in print in the final a hundred years within the quarter of South India. This assortment brings jointly, for the 1st time, sleek retellings translated from the 4 significant South Indian languages and from genres as varied as drama, brief tales, poetry, and people music. the decisions specialize in characters more often than not visible as stigmatized or marginalized, and on topics principally ignored in earlier scholarship. Editor Paula Richman demonstrates that twentieth-century authors have used retellings of the Ramayana to query caste and gender inequality in provocative methods. This attractive anthology contains translations of twenty-two basic texts in addition to interpretive essays that offer history and frameworks for realizing the stories.

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Download Le miroir du vent by Pierre Feuga PDF

By Pierre Feuga

En quête passionnée de connaissance et de beauté, Heredia décide à 30 ans de s'engager sur une goélette. Pendant sept ans, il navigue autour du monde. Des Caraïbes aux Galapagos, de l'Amérique latine à l. a. Polynésie, il rencontre partout des êtres ordinaires ou extraordinaires qui, l'un menant mystérieusement à l'autre, finissent par former autour de lui une sorte de cercle magique en perpétuel mouvement. Mais c'est en Asie, continent qui le fascine entre tous, qu'il connaît ses expériences essentielles : révélation érotique dans une ville chinoise, chocs spirituels terrifiants en Inde... Puis vient le retour, los angeles découverte amère d'une sagesse motionless, et peut-être un nouveau départ possible... Ce récit coloré, chatoyant, prime d'une série de cinq, où le réel et l'illusion se déjouent sans fin, peut se lire à los angeles fois comme un roman d'aventures et comme los angeles description d'un processus initiatique contemporain, nourri des enseignements du tantrisme, du taoïsme et de l'alchimie occidentale qu'a longuement fréquentés l'auteur. Connu jusqu'ici pour ses travaux sur les philosophies orientales, Pierre Feuga nous invite maintenant à un dépaysement overall. N'ayez pas peur d'embarquer !

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Download Self-Knowledge by Swami Nikhilananda PDF

By Swami Nikhilananda

Self-Knowledge is a translation by means of Swami Nikhilananda of the sacred textual content, Atmabodha, composed via the eighth century thinker and mystic of India, Sankara. Self-Knowledge units forth the rules of Non-dualistic Vedanta: the divinity of the soul, the solidarity of lifestyles, the oneness of the Godhead, and the concord of religions.

As Swami Nikhilananda writes within the preface, "The very identify of the e-book - Self-Knowledge - indicates its perennial curiosity and common worth. Self-Knowledge is key. All other kinds of data are of secondary significance; for a man's motion, feeling, reasoning, and pondering are established upon his suggestion of the Self. His view of lifestyles may be both materialistic or religious in accordance with his belief of himself. accordingly it behooves everybody to domesticate Self-Knowledge always. Self-Knowledge serves the sensible objective of destroying discomfort and discomfort (which are regularly because of lack of knowledge of the Self) and in addition the confident finish of assisting every person get pleasure from ideally suited peace and blessedness right here and always."

This 246 web page ebook comprises an creation (114 pages) at the philosophy of Non-dualistic Vedanta and an appendix with 14 of Sankara's non secular hymns recited by means of numerous Hindus in the course of their day-by-day devotions.

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Download Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in by David Gilmartin, Bruce B. Lawrence PDF

By David Gilmartin, Bruce B. Lawrence

This assortment demanding situations the preferred presumption that Muslims and Hindus are irreconcilably varied teams, unavoidably conflicting with one another. Invoking a brand new vocabulary that depicts a ignored substratum of Muslim-Hindu commonality, the individuals exhibit how Indic and Islamicate international perspectives overlap and infrequently converge within the premodern historical past of South Asia.

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Download The Concise Ramayana of Valmiki by Swami Venkatesananda PDF

By Swami Venkatesananda

It is a condensed model of an extended epic, written among 750 and 500 B.C., which includes 50,000 traces of Sanskrit verse. Divided into seven Kanor books, it tells the tale of Rama from his beginning to his loss of life. At average periods during the textual content, the chapters being condensed are unique via Kantitles and numbers. each one period is acceptable in size for an everyday studying, and there are 365 durations.
The forged of characters is supplied through a word list of right names.

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Download Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words by Sangeeta Ray PDF

By Sangeeta Ray

This booklet introduces and discusses the works of top feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by means of exploring the most important techniques and topics to emerge from them.

  • Focuses at the key subject matters to emerge from Spivak’s paintings, resembling ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war
  • Assesses Spivak’s usually contentious dating with feminist and postcolonial studies
  • Considers the importance of her paintings for different fields, reminiscent of ethnography, heritage, cultural reviews and philosophy

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