SARI-L Bibliographies

The following are bibliographies complied by SARI-L (formerly RISA-L) subscribers. Most of them are collations of responses to bibliographic inquiries posted on the list by the compilers. A good number of these topics were initiated by inquires from students. If you post such an inquiry on SARI-L for any reason, please do follow the example of these good list citizens: compile your results and post them to the list!

Bhagavad Gita and Leadership (Vasudha Narayanan 2024)

Bhagavad Gita and Leadership (Vasudha Narayanan 2024) Chatterjee, Debashis. Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita. Wiley, 2012. Devji, Faisal.  “Brothers in Arms"  (ch. 4) in The Impossible Indian​. Dhiman, Satinder. 2019. Bhagavad Gītā and...

Ghar Wapsi (Emilia Bachrach 2022)

Adcock, C. S. Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Chaudhary, Archana. “U.S. Panel Lists India Among Nations With Waning Religious Freedom.” Bloomberg, April 29, 2020....

Navaratri Celebrations Outside of South Asia (Tracy Pintchman 2022)

Chavda, Mrunal.  2019.  “Performing Garba (The Clap Dance): Choreographic and Commercial Changes.” Dance Chronicle 42/1:  78–101. David, Ann R. 2014. “Embodied traditions: Gujarati (dance) practices of Garba and Raas in the UK context.” In Dance Ethnographies and...

Feminist Analysis of Disrobing of Draupadi (Patrick Beldio 2022)

Resources on the disrobing of Draupadi through a feminist lens From Sohini Sarah Pillai: Pamela Lothspeich has a great essay on modern interpretations of Draupadi in Many Mahabharatas entitled “Draupadī, Yājñasenī, Pāñcālī, Kṛṣṇā: Representations of an Epic Heroine in...

Soma (Sravana Borkataky-Varma 2022)

Frits Stall, Exploring Mysticism, Soma in the appendix. D N Jha, Drink of Immortality: Essays on Distillation and Alcohol Use in Ancient India (2020) Matthew Clark, The Tawny One and Botanical Ecstasies. James McHugh, Unholy Brews. Soma in the appendix. Jan E.M....

Devi Mahatmya (Raj Balkaran 2022)

Translations  Coburn, Thomas B. 1991. Encountering the Goddess: A Translation of the Devī-Māhātmya and a Study of Its Interpretation. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press. Kali, Devadatta. 2004. In Praise of the Goddess: The Devīmāhātmya and Its Meaning....

Time in Hinduism and Buddhism (Nicole Karapanagiotis 2022)

Primary Sources Yoga Vasishtha (also called the Vasishtha Ramayana or Moksopaya). Abhidharmakośa of Vasubandh (French translation: de la Vallée Poussin, L. 1971 [1923-1931]. L'Abhidharmakośa de Vasubandhu: traduction et annotations. 6 vols. Brussels: Institut Belge...

Sarpamani- Birds and Snakes (Gil Ben-Herut 2021)

Allocco, Amy. “Snakes, Goddesses, and Anthills: Modern Challenges and Women's Ritual Responses in Contemporary South India” (Dissertation, Emory University 2009). https://etd.library.emory.edu/concern/etds/7w62f8854?locale=en Krishnan, Y. 1967. “The Nāga Cult in...

Buddhist Cave Art on the Silk Road (James Reich 2020)

Almond, Philip C. 1988. The British Discovery of Buddhism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Andrews, Fred H., and Aurel Sir Stein. 1948. Wall Paintings From Ancient Shrines in Central Asia; Recovered by Sir Aurel Stein. London: Oxford University Press,. Bayly,...

Ayodhya and Babri Masjid (2020)

Ayodhya and Babri Masjid (Amy Allocco 2020) Books Babb, Lawrence A. 2019. Religion in India: Past and Present. Dunedin Academic Press. (last two chapters) Gandhi, Ramchandra. Sita’s Kitchen: A Testimony of Faith and Inquiry. Albany, NY: State University of New York...

Black Lives Matter (Summer 2020)

Articles and Books Achinger, Christine and Robert Fine, eds. Antisemitism, Racism and Islamophobia: Distorted Faces of Modernity. New York: Routledge, 2015. Ahmad, Dohra.Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009....

Surya (Raj Balkaran, Spring 2020)

Contributed by Raj Balkaran Arora, R. K. 1971. “The Magas Sun-Worship and the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa.” Purāṇa 13 (1): 47–76. Atkins, Samuel D. 1938. “A Vedic Hymn to the Sun-God Sūrya: (Translation and Exegesis of Rig-Veda 1. 115).” Journal of the American Oriental...

Vivekananda, Gandhi, and the RSS (Frederick M. Smith, Fall 2014)

Contributed by Frederick M. Smith, University of Iowa Several people have asked me off list to compile the sources reported and to summarize the very preliminary findings from my question last week regarding an apparent convergence between followers of Vivekananda,...

Novels Depicting Indian Life (Brian K. Pennington, Summer 2012)

Contributed by Brian K. Pennington, Maryville College Divakaruna, Chitra Banerjee. Sister of my Heart. Mukherjee, Bharati Mukherjee. Miss New India. Prakash, Uday. The Walls of Dehli. Translated by Jason Grunebaum Prakash, Uday. The Girl with the Golden Parasol....

Avatara (Rembert Lutjeharms, Summer 2012)

Contributed by Rembert Lutjeharms, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Biardeau, Madeleine 1994: tudes de mythologie hindoue, tome II: bhakti et avatāra (Pondichry: EFEO). Coleman, Tracy. "Avatara" entry on Oxford Bibliographies Online: Hinduism. Couture, Andr 2001: "From...

“Divine Kings” in S. Asia (Pankaj Jain, Fall 2011)

Contributed by Pankaj Jain, University of North Texas "Ancient Indian Kingship from the Religious Point of View" by Jan Gonda. "Kings" or "Kingship" in both the Encyclopedia of Religion (first edited by Eliade), the article will have a short bibliography, and the...

Jainism and Other Faiths (Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Winter 2011)

Contributed by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Lancaster University Chapple, C.K. 1993 'Nonviolent Approaches to Multiplicity' in Chapple, Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions, Albany: SUNY Press Chapple, C.K. 2003 Reconciling Yogas: Haribhadra's...

Hinduism and Cities (Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Fall 2010)

Contributed by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Lancaster University Asher, Catherine. India before Europe, Cambridge: CUP, 2006 Coe, Michael D. Angkor and the Khmer Civilization. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2003 Duncan, James The City as Text: The Politics of Landscape...

Women in Islam (Amy L. Allocco, Spring 2010)

Contributed by Amy L. Allocco, Elon University Women in Islam (with a special emphasis on - but not confined to - South Asia) Books, Chapters, and Journal Articles Abu-Lughod, Lila. Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Berkeley: University of...

Demons and Demonization (Andrew J. Nicholson, Fall 2009)

Compiled by Andrew J. Nicholson, Stony Brook University Berkson, Carmel. The Divine and the Demoniac: Mahisas Heroic Struggle with Durga. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1995. Bhattacharyya, N. N. Indian Demonology. Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2000. Coomaraswamy,...

Mahabharata and Pilgrimage (Brian K. Pennington, Spring 2009)

Compiled by Brian K. Pennington, Maryville College From the Mahabharata: Book 3.80-88 (Aranyaka Parva) (given as "Tour of the Sacred Fords" in van Buitenen) Book 13 (Anushasana Parva)(Bhisma's discourse on yatra and "manasa tirtha") Secondary Sources: Bigger, Andreas....

Homosexuality and Hinduism (Chad Bauman, Winter 2009)

Contributed by Chad Bauman, Butler University Abraham, K C.; Abraham, Ajit K. Homosexuality: Some Reflections from India, Ecumenical Review, January 1998, 50:1, pp 22-29. Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy and Hsu, Minna J. India's Homosexual Discrimination and Health...

Gurus In America (Tamar C. Reich, Fall 2008)

Contributed by Tamar C. Reich, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Swami Satchidananda Film "Living Yoga: The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda." Available from the Integral Yoga Institute at www.livingyogamovie.org. Rajneesh "Ashram." Source? Rajneeshpuram: An...

Religion and Media (Joshua M. Greene, Fall 2008)

Contributed by Joshua M. Greene, Hofstra University Babb, Lawrence A., and Susan Snow Wadley. Media and the Transformation of Religion in South Asia, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995 Bailey, Julius H. "The Final Frontier: Secrecy, Identity and the...

Buddhist Art and Iconography (Janet E. Gunn, Fall 2008)

Contributed by Janet E. Gunn, University of Ottawa Addiss, Stephen. The Art of Zen: Painting and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks, 1600-1925. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998. Avedon, John F., ed. The Buddha's Art of Healing: Tibetan Paintings Rediscovered. New York:...

South Asian Religions in Narrative (Anthony Cerulli, Fall 2008)

Contributed by Anthony Cerulli, Hobart & William Smith Colleges Ali, Ahmed. 1984 [1940]. Twilight in Delhi. Karachi & New York: Oxford University Press. Antherjanam, Lalithambika. 1998. Cast Me Out If You Will: Stories and Memoir. Gita Krishnankutty, trans. New York:...

Colonialism and Religion (esp. Hinduism) (Robert Yelle, Fall 2008)

Contributed by Robert A. Yelle, University of Memphis Don Baker, World Religions and National States: Competing Claims in East Asia, in Susanne Hoeber Rudolph and James Piscatori, eds., Transnational Religion & Fading States (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997). David...

The Parsi Community: a Videography (Anthony Cerulli, Fall 2008)

Contributed by Anthony Cerulli, Yale University FILMS "Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai." Saeed Akhtar Mirza; Manas Mukherji. 1984. Hindi Visual Material Visual Material : Videorecording : VHS tape VHS tape 1 videocassette : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. [Bombay] : Spectra...

History of Indology (Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Summer 2008)

Contributed by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, Lancaster University Balagangadharan, S.N. The Heathen in His Blindness: Asia, the West and the Dynamic of Religion. 2nd ed. Manohar, Delhi: 2005 Brooks, D. R. The Thousand-Headed Person: The Mystery of Hinduism and the Study of...

Indian Christianity (Michael Hawley, Spring 2008)

Contributed by Michael Hawley, Mount Royal College Frykenberg, Robert Eric. Christians and Missionaries in India cross-cultural communication since 1500, with special reference to caste, conversion, and colonialism/ Bayly, Susan. Saints, Goddesses and Kings : Muslims...

Gandhi and animal ethics (Michael Hawley, Spring 2008)

Contributed by Michael Hawley, Mount Royal College Lal, Vinay. Too Deep for Deep Ecology: Gandhi and the Ecological Vision of Life. In Hinduism and Ecology: The Intersection of Earth, Sky, and Water, edited by Christopher Key Chapple and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Cambridge:...

sallekhana (Michael Hawley, Spring 2008)

Contributed by Michael Hawley, Mount Royal College Anne Vallely, "These Hands are not for Henna" in Khandelwal, ? and Gold, 2006 (sorry for the incomplete citation) an interesting chapter in James Laidlaw's Riches and Renunciation which deals with Jain discourse on...

Guru Hargobind (Michael Hawley, Spring 2008)

Contributed by Michael Hawley, Mount Royal College Gurbachan Singh Nayyar, Guru Hargobind in Sikh Tradition (Based on Acknowledged Conventional Sources) (New Delhi: National Book Organisation, 1998) W.H. McLeod, Sikhs of the Khalsa, pp. 33-40. Gurmeet Rai and Kavita...

Hinduism in Tanzania (and East Africa) (Karline McLain, Fall 2007)

Contributed by Karline McLain, Bucknell University Bharati, Swami Agehananda. 1972. The Asians in East Africa. Chicago: Nelson-Hall. Markovits, Claude. 2000. The Global World of Indian Merchants, 1750-1947. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [In terms of the...

Nepali Kumaris (Angela Rudert, Fall 2007)

Contributed by Angela Rudert, Syracuse University Anderson, Mary M (1971). The Festivals of Nepal. George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., London. Letizia, Chiara (2003). La dea bambina. Il culto della Kumari e la regalit in Nepal. Roma. Levy, Robert I (1990). Mesocosm....

Ritual/Performance/Practice (Cassie Adcock, Fall 2007)

Contributed by Cassie Adcock, Washington University in St. Louis Recommendations for a course on South Asian traditions in practice that would explore ritual, perfomance, and traditions of self-cultivation. For theoretical approaches on rituals in general, Bell,...

Rama’s Humanity and Divinity (Deepak Sarma, Fall 2007)

Contributed by Deepak Sarma, Case Western Reserve University Brockington's Epic Threads (p. 218-264) Doniger, Wendy (2002) "Shadows of the Ramayana." In The Epic Voice, ed. by Alan D. Hodder and Robert Emmet Meagher. Greenwood Press. Goldman, Robert (1984) The...

Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Timothy Dobe, Fall 2007)

Contributed by Timothy Dobe, Grinnell College Branch, Tayler. Parting the Waters (Simon and Schuster, 1989). Includes information on MLK, but also on earlier African-American interactions with Gandhi. Carson, Clayborn, Tenisha Armstrong, et al, eds. `The Threshold of...

Hindu Iconography (Kama Maclean, Summer 2007)

Contributed by Kama Maclean, University of New South Wales Many thanks for the suggestions for basic readings on Hindu iconography. Below is an assembled list. Banerjea, J.N. The Development of Hindu Iconography New Delhi : Munshiram Manoharlal, 1974. Blurton, T....

Bhajans (Jennifer Saunders, Summer 2007)

Contributed by Jennifer B. Saunders, Denison University NB These items do not include what appears in the "Religion and Music in South Asia" bibliography in the RISA archives. Singer, Milton. "The Radha-Krishna Bhajanas of Madras City." in Krishna: Myths, Rites, and...

Volunteer Opportunities (Joseph Schaller, Summer 2007)

Contributed by Joseph Schaller, Nazareth College (I cannot vouch for all of them, not having had the opportunity to meet the persons in charge, but at least it is a start.) India Art Protection Society, Gujarat (Kutch dist.; works to preserve and foster traditional...

jyotiSa (Tim Cahill, Summer 2007)

Contributed by Tim Cahill, Loyola University Defouw, Hart and Robert Svoboda. Light on life: an introduction to the astrology of India. New Delhi: Penguin Books, 1996. Pp. xxv, 438. Includes bibliographical references (p. [420]-422) and index. ISBN: 0140195076 Evans,...

Categories of Religion (Krisztina Danka, Spring 2007)

Contributed by Krisztina Danka, Bhaktivedanta College, Budapest Charles Adams piece in the first edition of Eliades (ed.), Encyclopedia of Religions Philip C. Almond, The British Discovery of Buddhism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) Talal Asad,...

Sacred Dining (Andrew Fort, Spring 2007)

Contributed by Andrew Fort, Texas Christian University Texts recommended for research on Sacred Dining M. Milner, Jr., _Status and Sacredness_ (OUP, 1994) G. G. Raheja, _The Poison in the Gift_ (Chicago, 1988) Sered, Susan Starr, Women as Ritual Experts: The Religious...

Asceticism in the Epics (Jarrod Whitaker, Spring 2007)

Contributed by Jarrod L. Whitaker, Wake Forest University AAs requested, here is the bibliography specifically on Asceticism in the Epics. Once again thanks to everyone for all the sources, whether listed below or not. If you would like the entire bibliography, which...

Sai Baba (Suzanne Newcombe, Fall 2006)

Contributed by Suzanne Newcombe, University of Cambridge Note: While not completely comprehensive (especially in regards to devotional sources) this provides a good orientation to Sai Baba. Devotional Sources There are a number of propaganda films at...

Adding One Work of Indian Lit in English (Amir Hussain, Fall 2006)

Compiled by: Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University Original prompt: "if you were putting one literary work from India (in English or available in English translation) on a list of the world's great literature about religion (it doesn't have to be exclusively about...

Diets and Deities: Food in South Asia (Robert Menzies, Spring 2006)

Compiled by Robert Menzies Achaya, K.T. Indian Food: A Historical Companion. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998, 53-72. Beckerlegge, Gwilym. Swami Vivekananda and Seva: Taking 'Social Service' Seriously. In Swami Vivekananda and the Modernization of Hinduism, ed....

Hatha Yoga (Lance Nelson, Spring 2006)

Compiled by Lance Nelson, University of San Diego GENERAL Jones, Lindsay, ed. 2005. Encyclopedia of Religion. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. [look up yoga, hatha yoga, kundalini, siddhis, etc. There's an index in the final volume] Burley, Mikel. 2000. Hatha Yoga:...

Death and Dying in Indian Religions (Matthew Sayers, Winter 2006)

By Matthew Sayers, University of Texas at Austin Bana, H.R. Dokhmenashini and Khurshed Nagirashni: Mode of Disposal of the Dead Body of a Parsi Zoroastrian. Bombay: Dadar Jashan Commitee and Baug-e-Iranshan Joint Publication. [GT 3276 D658] Becker, Carl B. 1993....

Darsan (Ginni Ishimatsu, Spring 2005)

Compiled by Ginni Ishimatsu Many thanks to Mark Elmore, Doug Berger and everyone else for the great references. Babb, Lawrence. "Glancing: Visual Interaction in Hinduism." Journal of Anthropological Research 37 (1981): 387-401. Babb, Lawrence A., Susan S. Wadley,...

Mandalas (Gregory P. Grieve, Winter 2005)

Compiled by Gregory P. Grieve Buhnemann, Gudrun. Mandalas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions. Lieden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2003. Brauen, Martin. The Mandala: Sacred Circle in Tibetan Buddhism. Translated by Martin Wilson, with photographs by Peter Nebel and...

Gambling (Robin Rinehart, Winter 2005)

Compiled by Robin Rinehart Paul Bowlby (1991). Kings without authority: the obligation of the ruler to gamble in the Mahabharata. Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 20, pp. 3-17. Harry Falk, Bruderschaft und Wurfelspiel: Untersuchungen zur...

Purusartha (Shyam Ranganathan, Fall 2004)

Compiled by Shyam Ranganathan Davis, Donald R. Jr. (forthcoming). "Being Hindu or Being Human: A Reappraisal of the Purusarthas". International Journal of Hindu Studies. [Contains several discussions of the Purusarthas in both Buddhist and Jain literature---in...

Sakhya (John Cort, Fall 2004)

Compiled by John Cort 1. There is a wonderful book called "Preyo Bhakti Rasaarnava," which basically consists of Bengali poetry with numerous Sanskrit quotations, written by one Nayananda Thakur in 1731 CE. It is a detailed theological account of Krishna's relation to...

Cultural Creation of Gender Identity (John Cort, Fall 2004)

Compiled by John Cort The following four entries were in response to a request for titles of novels, short stories, and autobiographical writings on the cultural shaping of gender roles in South Asia, September 2004. 1. My mind went to a section of Nirad Chaudhuri's...

Sources on Dress and Ornamentation (Tracy Pintchman, Spring 2004)

Compiled by Tracy Pintchman Many thanks to all who responded to my call for sources addressing religious/cultural meanings of dress and ornamentation in India. Here is the list of sources. ----------------------------------------------------------- _The Sari_ (no...

Novels on Mughal India (Lance Nelson, Spring 2004)

Compiled by Lance Nelson NOVELS ON MUGHAL INDIA Basu, Kunal. The Miniaturist. New Delhi; New York: Penguin Books, 2003. Dalrymple, William. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth- Century India. New York: Viking Press, 2003. Myers, Leopold Hamilton...

Divination in Indic Religions (Martin Gansten, Spring 2004)

Compiled by Martin Gansten Here is the list of books (excerpts) and articles that I have used (apart from my own book 'Patterns of Destiny: Hindu Nadi Astrology') for the five-week introductory course 'Astrology and Divination in Indic Religions'. Many of these titles...

Monastic Scarification (Helen Crovetto, Winter 2004)

Bibliography on Monastic Scarification bar Compiled by Helen Crovetto Further reading from Buddhist sources: Benn, James A. "Where Text Meets Flesh: Burning the Body as an Apocryphal Practice in Chinese Buddhism."History of Religions 37 (May 1998): 295-322. Blofeld,...

Buddhist Creation Myths (Valerie Stoker, Winter 2004)

Compiled by Valerie Stoker PRIMARY SOURCES: Agganna-Sutta of the Digha-Nikaya; a quick translation is available at: http://www.buddhadust.org/sutta/dn/27_exrpt.html Walshe, Maurice, Trans. _Digha-Nikaya_ Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga ("Path of Purification") see 13.32...

Female Infanticide in India (Ericka Schnitzer, Winter 2004)

Compiled by Ericka Schnitzer Balakrishnan, Radhika. The Social Context of Sex Selection and the Politics of Abortion in India, in Power and Decision: The Social Control of Reproduction. Cambridge: Harvard School of Public Health, 1994. pp.267-286. Bumiller, Elisabeth....

Abortion in India (C. Ram-Prasad, Winter 2004)

Compiled by C. Ram-Prasad Brockopp, Jonathan (ed.), _Islamic Ethics of Life: Abortion, War and Euthanasia_, University of South Carolina Press 2003. Catholics Bishops Conference in India: http://www.cbcisite.com/default.htm Cromwell Crawford, S. Dilemmas of Life and...

Gender & Child Development (John Cort, Fall 2003)

Originally compiled by John Cort. (See addenda below.) Veena Das, "Voices of Children" in _Daedalus_ Fall 1989 Sudhir Kakar, _The Inner World_ (Oxford India, 1981) -----, "Modernity and Female Childhood," in his _Culture & Psyche: Psychoanalysis and India_ (New York :...

Religion and Music in South Asia (Matthew Allen, Fall 2003)

Compiled by Matthew Allen With respect to South Asia, in addition to Bill Jackson's [work on Tyagaraja] and Guy Beck's excellent work [Sonic Theology], the following might be of interest: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, South Asia volume, edited by Alison...

Women in Sikhism (Michael Hawley, Fall 2003)

Compiled by: Michael Hawley Doris R. Jakobsh, Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning and Identity. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003. Cynthia Mahmood and Stacy Bradt, The Guru's Gift: An Ethnography Exploring Gender Equality With North American...

Sridharasvamin (Tracey Coleman, 9/29/00)

Compiled by Tracey Coleman, from postings on RISA-L. Acharya, Padmashri P. 1965. "A Short Note on Sridhara Svamin and Baladeva Vidyabhusana." The Orissa Historical Research Journal 13 (1) (April): 1-9. Elkman, Stuart Mark. 1986. Jiva Gosvamin's Tattvasandarbha: A...

On Commentaries (Tracey Coleman, 9/29/00)

Compiled by Tracey Coleman, from postings on RISA-L. Carman, John, and Vasudha Narayanan. 1989. The Tamil Veda: Pillai's Interpretation of the Tiruvaymoli. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. Griffiths, Paul J. 1999. Religious Reading: The Place of...

Hinduism and Ecology (John Noyce, 9/20/00)

Contributed by John Noyce, from his forthcoming (2001) Religion and Development: A Bibliography, johnnoyce@hotmail.com . ANAND, A.S., and V.K.ARUNA KUMARA Experimenting with ancient knowledge [agricultural research in Karnataka, based on the Lokopakarum, the first...

Asian Ethics (Arti Dhand, 9/18/00)

Contributed to RISA-L by Arti Dhand A Bibliographical Guide to the Comparative Study of Ethics. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1986. Ames, Roger T. "Rites as Rights: The Confucian Alternative". In Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach. Larry May, Shari...

Teaching the Mahabharata (Tracy Coleman, 8/7/00)

Complied by Tracy Coleman from RISA-L discussions 1) John Brockington's, The Sanskrit Epics. Leiden: Brill, 1998. Very useful text and bibliography. 2) Jim Fitzgerald's web pages on The Mahabharata. 3) Forthcoming article by Jim Fitzgerald, written for The Hindu...

Communalism and the Law in India (Gene Thursby, 7/11/00)

Contributed to RISA-L by Gene Thursby Today (July 15, 2000) the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, Chhagan Bhujbal, granted permission to the Mumbai police to take action against Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and Samajwadi Party city unit president Abu Asim Azmi...

African Islam (Kelly Pemberton, 11/15/99)

Compiled by Kelly Pemberton from submissions to RISA-L (November 15, 1999). Farid Esack, On Being a Muslim: Finding a Religious Path in the World Today (Oxford: Oneworld, 1999) Farid Esack, Qur'an, Liberation & Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious...

Desire (Tracey Coleman, 11/13/99)

Compiled by Tracy Coleman from RISA-L discussions. Biardeau, Madeleine. 1990. Hinduism: The Anthropology of a Civilization. New York: Oxford University Press. [Here she formulate her theory of indian culture as 'antropology of desire'. Please ceck the index under,...

Love in Classical and Medieval India (Lance Nelson, 11/12/99)

Compiled by Lance Nelson, with suggestions from RISA-L subcribers, including many from Prof. Steven P. Hopkins. Alston, A. J. The Devotional Poems of Mirabai. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1980. Archer, W. G. 1957. The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry. New...

Novels Dealing with Hindu Themes (Arti Dhand, 11/5/99)

Compiled by Arti Dhand from submissions to RISA-L (November 5, 1999). Mulk Raj Anand. Gauri. Anita Badami. Tamarind Mem. Kalpana Bardhan, trans. Women, Outcastes, Peasants, and Rebels. Vikram Chandra. Love and Longing in Bombay. _____. Red Earth and Pouring Rain....

Mirabai (Lance Nelson, 5/31/99)

Compiled by Lance Nelson, with many suggestions from RISA-L subcribers. Thanks especially to Jack Hawley and Nancy Martin. Alston, A. J. 1980. The Devotional Poems of Mirabai. 1st ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. [Instructive for its range and for its attempt to render...

ISKCON, a.k.a the Hare Krishna Movement (Lance Nelson, 12/97)

*International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a.k.a. the Hare Krishna movement. Compiled by Lance Nelson from postings on RISA-L, December 1997. Bhaktivedanta Swami, A. C., and Bob Cohen. 1983. Perfect Questions and Perfect Answers. New York: The Bhaktivedanta...