Indian Philosophy and Religion
A Launch-pad to India's Spiritual Treasure
On-line Book Store HAND-PICKED BOOKS
Currently there are six shelves of books here. If several editions of a
book are available, the latest edition at the time of compiling this list
is listed. Wherever applicable and available, both hardcover and paperback
editions of a book are listed. Please feel free to send a mail to
if you have any suggestions to make this arrangement better.
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in the case of the others, I have read other books by the same author.
This is the main reason for the small number of books listed here. The
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- Indian scriptures
- Books for a major medium for communication of thoughts. It is
a window to the wisdom of the past. These scriptures form the
fountain-head of the wisdom of vedanta. Most of the scriptures
are originally in Sanskrit. The translations are normally
coloured by the translator. Care has been taken to include only
books which preserve the original spirit to a great extent.
- Vedanta in general
- Vedanta is the basis of modern Hinduism (post Sankara period, which starts
from about 700 A.D). Vedanta has been recognised by several philosophers
and religious leaders all over the world as one of the most logical and
practical philosophical systems. The beauty of Vedanta is the synthesis
of the metaphysical concept of "God" and the "God" on whom all moral
and ethical principles are centered. Still, Vedanta even allows atheists
in its fold. You have to know it to appreciate it. You are welcome to
this grand system of philosophy.
- Vedanta in practice
- This is a speciality of the Indian philosophy and religion. It
does not stop with mere intellectual discussions. It gives you
ways to try the philosophy for yourself.
- Vedanta and other schools
- Vedanta deals with the fundamental principles of spriritual life.
So, it is no wonder that it is able to accept and even explain various
other philosophical and religious systems.
- Biographies and anecdotes
- The best way to understand the philosophy of a person is to look into
the person's life. Incidents from his/her life speak more about what
the person tries to convey through words. These biographies have been
picked up in this spirit.
- History, society and culture
- The ideas of history, society and culture give the kind of environment in
which the philosophy naturally developed. This knowledge is very important
to understand a school of thought, and adapt and apply it elsewhere. These
books are given here provide this background.
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