autoBiographies and Biographies
Mother as Seen by her Devotees.
Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha, Bhadaini, Varana-si, India. Story of Ma Anandamayee, one of India’sgreatest modern woman saints.Brunton, Paul,
A Search in Secret India.
Samuel Weiser,Inc., Box 6612, York Beach, Maine, 03910, USA. 1985.Classic account of Brunton’s meeting with the saintsand sages of India in the early 20th century, especially Ramana Maharshi.*Evans-Wentz, W.Y. (editor),
Tibet’s Great Yogi Milarepa.
Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary,North Carolina, 27513, USA. 1928. This classic story details the austere training of Milarepa under his
Marpa. Good for appreciating the
The Story of My Experiments withTruth.
Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston 02108,USA. The influential story of Gandhi’s life as recount-ed by himself. Useful both for its insights into Hindu-ism and for India’s history.Gowda, H.H. Anniah,
Divine Power from Adi Chunchan-agiri: The Spiritual Biography of Sri Sri Sri Balaganga-dharanatha Swamiji.
Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Maha-samsthana Mutt, Vijayanagar, Bangalore, 560 040,India. The inspiring life-story and modern achieve-ments of one of Karnataka state’s most loved
Hall, Manly P.,
The Philosophical ResearchSociety, Inc., 3910 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles,California, 90072, USA. 1972. Entertaining and some-what embellished narrative of a Hindu saint.*Johnsen, Linda,
Daughters of the Goddess, the WomenSaints of India.
Yes International Publishers, 1317Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55105, USA.1994. Short biographies of modern women saints: SriMa, Anandamayi Ma, Anandi Ma, Gurumayi Chid-vilasananda, Ma Yoga Shakti and Ammachi.Nikhilananda, Swami (trans.),
The Gospel of Sri Ramak-rishna.
Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 17 East94th Street, New York, New York, USA. The classic taleof one of the greatest modern Hindu saints.Ramdas, Swami,
In Quest of God, The Saga of an Extraor-dinary Pilgrimage.
Blue Dove Press, P.O. Box 261661,San Diego, California, 92196, USA. 1994. Inspiringnarrative of the life of Swami Ramdas (1884–1963).Rao, S.K. Ramachandra,
Life & Light of Sri Thiruchi Swa-mi.
Sri Kailasa Asrama Maha-Samsthana, Sri Ra jeswa-ri-Nagar, Bangalore, 560 039, India. 1994. Rare life sto-ry of one of the most respected
in South India.Sharga, P. Brijnath,
Life of Swami Rama Tirtha.
TheRama Tirtha Pratishthan, 14 Marwari-Gali, Lucknow,India. 1968. Story of Rama Tirtha, who came to theUSA, Japan and other countries in the early 20th cen-tury.Shastri, Hari Prasad,
The Heart of the Eastern Mystical Teaching.
Shanti Sadan, 29 Chepstow Villas, London,W. II, United Kingdom. 1954. Life story of Shri Dada,a saint born in North India in 1854.Sivananda, Swami,
Saints and Sages.
Divine Life Society,570 New Germany Road, Clare Estate, Durban, SouthAfrica. Short accounts of the lives of many saints fromseveral religious traditions.Sri Aurobindo Ashram,
Sri Aurobindo, The Story of His Life.
Auromere Books, 1291 Weber Street, Pomona,California, 91768, USA. The story of one of India’sgreat modern sages, whose impact is far-reaching.Sugrue, Thomas,
There is a River, the Story of Edgar Cayce.
Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 750 Third Avenue, New York,New York, 10017, USA. 1961. Remarkable account of an American healer who lived in the first half of thiscentury and taught of
and reincarnation.*Yogananda, Paramahansa,
Autobiography of a Yogi.
Self-Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael Avenue, LosAngeles, California, 90065, USA. Classic story of Yoga-nanda’s training in India and later mission in the West.
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Life in the World Unseen.
The CitadelPress, Carol Publishing Group, 120 Enterprise Avenue,Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094, USA. 1962. Very unusualbook describing life in the
where souls liveafter death.Johari, Harish,
Chakras, Energy Centers of Transformation.
Destiny Books, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont,05767, USA. 1987. Well done and technical book onthe
the inner force centers of the body discov-ered through
The Riddle of Ganesha.
BookQuest, 21, Rajgir Chambers, 12/14, Shahid BhagatSingh Road, Opp. Old Customs House, Bombay, 400023, India. 1992. Comprehensive account of Hindu-ism’s popular elephant-faced God.Michell, George,
The Hindu Temple, an Introduction to its Meaning and Forms.
The University of Chicago Press,5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60637,USA. 1988. Authoritative, advanced book on Hindutemples of both North and South India.Radhakrishnan,
The Hindu View of Life.
The MacMillanCompany, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York,10022, USA. 1969. This basic overview by the formerpresident of India has been widely popular in theWest.Sivananda, Swami,
Lord Siva and His Worship.
The DivineLife Society, P.O. Shivanandanagar, Dist. Tehri-Garhw-al, U.P., 249 192, India. 1989. Comprehensive book of scriptures, traditional stories and ways of worship.Sivananda, Swami,
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