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...
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...

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...

The book of Durga by Nilima Chitgopekar

Durga, at the moment, is the most popular avatar of the Devi. Her visual form with multiple arms riding on a Lion and killing...

Bhagavad Gita by Mani Rao – Book Review

Gita is a text that has enchanted many since the time it was spoken at Kurukshetra. And it has enchanted each one in 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...
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...

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...

Devi Mahatmyam In Praise of the Goddess – Devadatta Kali

Devi Mahatmyam was the next text I picked up to read after Tulsi Ramayana. It is seemingly a small text, with only 700 verses....
Gandhari Ki Atmakatha by Manu Sharma

Gandhari Ki Atmakatha by Manu Sharma

Gandhari Ki Atmakatha, Ah Mahabharat again! This time as a story of Gandhari, only focusing on what she knew, what she saw and her...