By Frantz Fanon (Author), Constance Farrington (trans.), Jean-Paul Satre (Preface)
Frantz Fanon's seminal paintings at the trauma of colonization made him the top anti-colonialist philosopher of the 20 th century. Written on the peak of the Algerian warfare for independence from French colonial rule and primary released in 1961, it analyses the function of sophistication, race, nationwide tradition and violence within the fight for freedom. Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, makes transparent the commercial and mental degradation inflicted via imperialism. displaying how decolonization needs to be mixed with construction a countrywide tradition, this passionate research of kinfolk among the West and the 3rd global continues to be illuminating concerning the global this present day.
By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Knowledge from historic times... The Sanckrit phrases 'Sri Isopanisad' skill "the wisdom that brings one closer to the splendid individual, Krsna." As such, 'Sri Isopanisad' without delay counters the lessons of recent technological know-how, which say that on the root of lifestyles lies now not someone yet only summary legislation governing the opportunity collision of subatomic debris within the big void of time and area. separately, we insurgent on the concept that we will be analyzed into dead legislation and debris. We think that character is the cast origin and unifying precept of our lifestyles. That instinct is true, says the Vedic philosophy of old India, which loudly broadcasts the primacy of character in each sphere of existence and information. And the basic Vedic teachings at the common nature of character are summarized in 'Sri Isopanisad', the major of the 108 'Upanisads'. As translated and defined by way of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the main uncommon modern day instructor of India's religious tradition and philosophy, the 19 jewel-like 'mantras of Sri Isopanisad' can unlock us from the grim conceptions of impersonalism and positioned us in contact with the ideally suited individual, the fountainhead of all energies and all happiness.
By Annamayya, Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman
The devotional poems of Annamaya (15th century) are might be the main obtainable and common fulfillment of classical Telugu literature, one of many significant literatures of pre-modern India. Annamaya successfully created and popularized a brand new style, the fast padam track, which unfold in the course of the Telugu and Tamil areas and could turn into a major motor vehicle for the composition of Carnatic song - the classical tune of South India. during this booklet, Rao and Shulman provide translations of one hundred fifty of Annamaya's poems. them all are addressed to the god linked to the well-known temple urban of Tirupati-Annamaya's home-a deity who's occasionally known as "god at the hill" or "lord of the seven hills." The poems are couched in an easy and available language invented via Annamaya for this goal. Rao and Shulman's stylish and lyrical sleek translations of those attractive and relocating verses are splendidly readable as poetry of their personal correct, and should be of serious curiosity to students of South Indian background and tradition.
By S. Radhakrishnan (Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)
By J. Krishnamurti
In long gone lives the writer of this little e-book of Hindu schooling had a lot to do with academic paintings, and he turns out to have introduced over with him an severe curiosity in schooling. in the course of his brief visits to Benares, he paid an alert cognizance to a number of the info of the paintings carried on within the critical Hindu collage, watching and asking questions, noting the great feeling among lecturers and scholars, so various from his personal university stories in Southern India.
By Rajiv Malhotra
India is greater than a country nation. it's also a different civilization with philosophies and cosmologies which are markedly designated from the dominant tradition of our instances - the West. India's non secular traditions spring from dharma which has no special an identical in Western frameworks. regrettably, within the rush to rejoice the growing to be acclaim for India at the global degree, its civilizational matrix is being co-opted into Western universalism, thereby diluting its area of expertise and power. In Being assorted: An Indian problem to Western Universalism, philosopher and thinker Rajiv Malhotra addresses the problem of an immediate and sincere engagement on changes, through reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the saw to the observer and looking out on the West from the dharmic perspective. In doing so, he demanding situations many hitherto unexamined ideals that each side carry approximately themselves and every different. He highlights that whereas certain old revelations are the foundation for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization within the physique right here and now. He additionally issues out the imperative cohesion that underpins dharma's metaphysics and contrasts this with Western inspiration and heritage as a man-made cohesion.
Erudite and interesting, Being varied opinions stylish reductive translations and analyses the West's anxiousness over distinction and fixation for order which distinction the artistic function of chaos in dharma. It concludes with a rebuttal of Western claims of universalism, whereas recommending a multi-cultural worldview.
By Nisargadatta Maharaj
The knowledge contained during this choice of talks emerged from dialogues with those that got here from all over the area to profit the mysteries of existence on the toes of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, probably the most respected holy males of India. The talks in Consciousness and the Absolute have been recorded presently earlier than Nisargadatta's loss of life in 1981, and translated on to English with out adjustments. In a question-and-answer structure, the viewers and devotees observed this nice grasp in the course of his ultimate teachings. His message uncompromisingly remained a similar to the top, to live simply on our beingness, giving it no attributes, living ahead of our thoughts.
In Consciousness and the Absolute, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj speaks to us at the present time and tomorrow.
By Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier
Indonesia is a extraordinary case research for non secular politics. whereas no longer being a theocratic nation, it's not 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 booklet makes a speciality of Java and Bali, and the attention-grabbing comparability of 2 neighbouring societies formed by means of assorted religions - Islam and Hinduism. The e-book examines the appropriation by way of the peoples of Java and Bali of the assumption of faith, via a dialogic technique of indigenization of universalist religions and universalization of indigenous religions. It seems to be on the pressure that exists among proponents of neighborhood world-views and indigenous trust structures, and those that 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 well-known by way of the kingdom. The book is of curiosity to scholars and students of Southeast Asia, non secular reviews and the anthropology and sociology of faith.
By Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby
The Hindu international is the main whole, authoritative and updated one-volume consultant to Hindu religion and tradition on hand this day. With twenty-four committed chapters written through the world's prime Hinduism students, it elucidates the background, philosophy and perform of 1 of the world's nice spiritual traditions. the appropriate reference for all scholars of Hinduism, it's perfect for either for introductory-level learn and to be used as a definitive reference resource. Proving useful for its wealth of old fabric, moreover, The Hindu global also deals new insights into all features of Hindu lifestyles, starting from the devotional texts of the Vedas and Ramayana to present views on dharma and kama, temple structure, sacred nutrients, ritual, caste, cosmic philosophy, historical past and modernization. The Hindu global emphasizes Hinduism's classical background and day-by-day perform in addition to modern methods to Hindu scholarship. Exploring the big variety of Hindu devotion while contemplating Hinduism's educational prestige as a class for research, the ebook achieves a particular artistic stability among the ideals and values of Hindus themselves, and scholarly 'outsider' views.