Nine Nights of the Goddess – The Navaratri Festival

Nine Nights of the Goddess – a compilation of the essays on Navaratri celebrations across South Asia promised to take me through the different...

Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker by Pavan K Varma

Adi Shankaracharya – Why did none of my textbooks ever thought me about this? This is the first question that comes to your mind...
Rama & Ayodhya by Meenakshi Jain

Rama and Ayodhya by Meenakshi Jain

For last 30 odd years, we know of Rama and Ayodhya through the Ram Janambhoomi controversy. As a college going student, I have lived...
The Making of Early Kashmir by Shonaleeka Kaul

The Making of Early Kashmir by Shonaleeka Kaul

The Making of Early Kashmir – The landscape and identity in the Rajatarangini by Shonaleeka Kaul is a delightful book. I picked it up...
Yogini Cult and Temples by Vidya Dehejia

Yogini Cult & Temples – A Tantric Tradition by Vidya Dehejia

Yogini – What comes to your mind when you hear this word? Those of us who follow Yoga may think of it as a...
Devi – The Goddesses of India by John Stratton Hawley & Donna Marie Wulff

Devi Goddesses of India by John Stratton Hawley & Donna Marie Wulff

Devi Goddesses of India looks at or the divine feminine as the west calls them or Shakti as we call them. It is a...
Banaras - City of Light

Banaras City of Light by Diana L Eck

Banaras City of Light by Diana L Eck is the most authoritative contemporary book on Varanasi. You look for books on Kashi and this...
The Life Of Hinduism by John Stratton Hawley, Vasudha Narayanan

The Life Of Hinduism by John Stratton Hawley, Vasudha Narayanan

The Life of Hinduism is a compilation of essays by various scholars who have been studying Hinduism. I picked up this book both as...
My Hanuman Chalisa by Devdutt Pattanaik

My Hanuman Chalisa by Devdutt Pattanaik

Hanuman Chalisa is the most commonly chanted set of verses in India. Written by Goswami Tulsidas after he wrote Ram Charita Manas - these...
Being Different by Rajiv Malhotra

Being Different by Rajiv Malhotra Book Review

I picked up this book Being Different after I saw a few videos of Rajiv Malhotra talking about Hinduism and trying to explain it. Videos...