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The following list of informative and inspirational books and video tapes are drawn from many traditions within Hinduism, and also from other religions. This compila tion includes books by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswa mi, books for young children, collections of stories, bio graphies of great saints, general references on Hindu reli gion, culture and metaphysics, collections of scriptures, books on vegetarianism, picture books, video tapes, books on teaching and parenting and useful magazines. Those that are highly recommended are marked with a star. We believe the books to all be in print, and include at the end some companies which carry many of these titles. Books By sivaya suBramuniyaswami *Dancing with Íiva, Hinduism’s Contemporary Catechism. This is the primary reference book for Íaivite Hindu Religion. Its 1,008 pages contain 155 daily les sons, 300 illustrations, 600 Vedic verses, a 40page timeline, world religions’ summary, children’s primer and a 190page lexicon. God’s Money. Insight into the tradition of giving one tenth of one’s income to religious work. Know thy Self. An introductory booklet to the teachings and mission of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, including 14 daily lessons, an inspired talk and stories. *Living with Íiva, Hinduism’s Nandinãtha Sûtras. 365 vers es on the ancient Hindu wisdom and protocol of how people should live and interrelate with each other. *Loving Ga∫eßa, India’s Endearing Elephant-Faced God. Most comprehensive book ever published on Hindu ism’s most beloved God. Praying to the Gods, Writing Prayers for the Sacred Temple Fire. How to communicate with the inner worlds through the sacred temple fire. Íaivite Culture. A practical handbook on traditional cul ture, mainly intended for new travelers to India. Satguru Speaks on Becoming a Hindu: a Practical Manual for Entering Hinduism. Why religious commitment is important and how to become a Hindu. Íaivite Virtue. A sevenweek course on the power of celi bacy, speaking frankly on the metaphysics of sex and how to transmute this power into a higher expression. Íaivite Worship. Traditional Hindu liturgy for the home shrine. The Íaiva Åtmårtha pûjâ is given step by step in Sansk®it and English. (The above books are available from Himalayan Academy Publications, 107 Kaholalele Road, Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746– 9304, USA.) Children’s Books, other authors Carr, Rachel, Be a Frog, a Bird, or a Tree. Harper Colo phon Books, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York, 10022, USA. 1977. A children’s course in hatha yoga, with 30 poses. Corkery, Forrest and Marti Mueller, A Child and a Tree. Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research Aspiration, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, 605 104, India. 1989. The cause, consequences and solution to deforestation, as seen through the eyes of a boy in an Indian village. Dasa, Yogesvara and Jyotirmayidevi dasi, A Gift of Love: The Story of Sudama the Brahmin. Bala Books, 125520 Kirkham Court, Suite 7, Poway, California, 92064, USA. 1982. The story of Krishna’s boyhood friend Sudama. For young children. Greene, Joshua, Sakshi Gopal, A Witness for the Wedding. Bala Books, 125520 Kirkham Court, Suite 7, Poway, California, 92064, USA. The classic tale of an old brahmin who gets the Deity Sakshi Gopal to come as a witness for him. For young children. Harkonen, Reijo, The Children of Nepal. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 241 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401, USA. A colorful picture book of children from all parts of Nepal. Not especially infor mative on Hinduism, but a nice glimpse into a child’s life in Nepal. Hermes, Jules, The Children of India. Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 241 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401, USA. A colorful picture book of children from all parts of India. Not especially informative on Hin duism, but a nice glimpse into a child’s life in India. Kalman, Bobbie, India, the Culture; India, the Land and India, the People. Crabtree Publishing Company, Department 2TT, 350 Fifth Avenue #3308, New York, 10118, USA. Nicely written and with beautiful photo graphs, this is a children’s tour of India’s land, people and culture. It has a reasonably accurate description of Hindu beliefs and customs. *Khandpur, Swarn, Let Us Know India (12 volumes). India Book House, 249, Dr. D.N. Road, Bombay, 400 001, India. 1976. A comprehensive series dealing with all aspects of India, people, geography, history, cus toms, culture, arts, economy, agriculture, dress and music. Krishnaswami, Uma, Stories of the Flood. Roberts Rine hart Publishers, 5455 Spine Road, Mezzanine West, Boulder, Colorado, 80301, USA. The similar stories of a great flood in ancient times which are found in many of the world’s religions, including Hinduism. Nath, Pratibha, A Bowl of Water. Children’s Book Trust,
Nehru House, 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Del hi, India. A book for young children on kindness to animals. Patel, Mickey, Rupa the Elephant. National Book Trust, A5 Green Park, New Delhi, 110 016, India. 1974. A book for very young children about a friendly ele phant. Pfeffer, Pierre, Elephants, Big, Strong and Wise. Young Discovery Library, 217 Main Street, Ossinging, New York, 10562, USA. Adults will also love this remarkably comprehensive book on these marvelous creatures. Rose, Deborah lee, The People Who Hugged the Trees. Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 5455 Spine Road, Mez zanine West, Boulder, Colorado, 80301, USA. Retelling for children of the village in India whose members sought through nonviolence to save their village’s for ests three centuries ago. *Rushton, Lucy, et al., Comparing Religions. Thomson Learning, One Penn Plaza, 41st Floor, New York, New York, 10119, USA. This is a sixbook series originally done in the United Kingdom: Pilgrimages and Journeys, Death Customs, Birth Customs, Food and Fasting, Marriage Customs, and Initiation Customs. Excellent and unbiased presentations for each of the world’s major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The series has the impact of strengthening each religion’s beliefs, culture and customs. Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg, In God’s Name. Jewish Lights Publishing, P.O. Box 237, Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4, Woodstock, Vermont, 05091, USA. 1994. For young children on how people learned the nature of God. Sawnt, S.D. and Badalkar, S.D., The Gandhi Story. Direc tor, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, Patiala House, New Delhi, 100 001, India. 1966. Picture book on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Shepard, Aaron, Savitri. Albert Whitman and Co., 6340 Oakton Street, Morton Grove, Illinois, 60053, USA. Well illustrated retelling of the classic tale of Savitri’s winning of her husband from Yama, God of Death. *Singh, Anne, Living in India. Young Discovery Library, 217 Main Street, Ossinging, New York, 10562, USA. Colorful and entertaining book about India’s people and way of life. Tilakdevi dasi, ABC Coloring Book. Bala Books, 125520 Kirkham Court, Suite 7, Poway, California, 92064, USA. 1982. An AtoZ coloring book for young chil dren. Vijaykar, Mona, The Vee Family (series). Tri Color Books, 38774 Altura Street, Fremont, California, 94536, USA. 1991. Color books for young children on the adjust ments of an Indian immigrant family to America.
*Vishwashrayananda, Swami, Ramakrishna for Children. Sri Ramakrishna Math, Udbodhan Office, 1 Udbod han Lane, Calcutta, 700 003, India. 1975. The life of Ramakrishna, with color illustrations. *Vishwashrayananda, Swami, Vivekananda for Children. Sri Ramakrishna Math, Udbodhan Office, 1 Udbod han Lane, Calcutta, 700 003, India. 1975. Companion book to Ramakrishna for Children. Warner, Rachell, Indian Migrations. Thomson Learning, One Penn Plaza, 41st Floor, New York, New York, 10119, USA. Well illustrated book detailing the migra tion of Indians to many countries, including England, Fiji, Trinidad, South Africa, USA, etc. Many firstper son accounts bring to life the hardship and adventures of the first immigrants. The book is surprisingly upto date also, with accounts of the presentday situation. White, Rosalyn et al., illustrators, Jataka Tales. Dharma Publishing, 2425 Hillside Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704, USA. This is a set of beautifully illustrated and printed books for young children drawn from tradi tional Buddhist tales. Parents might be selective in which ones to acquire as some are overly violent, or without a strong moral point. Recommended are: The Magic of Patience, Great Gift and the Wish-Fulfilling Gem, Courageous Captain and A Precious Life. Wood, Douglas, Old Turtle. PfeiferHamilton Publishers, 210 West Michigan, Duluth, Minnesota, 55801, USA. 1992. Similar to In God’s Name about how people come to understand God, for young children. story ColleCtions *Nivedita, Sister, Cradle Tales of Hinduism. Advaita Ash rama, available from Auromere, 1291 Weber Street, Pomona, California, 91768, USA. 1907. Wonderful retelling of all the classic stories of India in a thought ful and gentle way suitable for children. Prakashananda, Swami, Don’t Think of a Monkey and Other Stories My Guru Told Me. Saraswati Produc tions, 43463 Columbia Avenue, Fremont, California 94538, USA. A collection of traditional and contem porary stories as told by Swami Muktananda. Ramakrishna, Sri, Tales and Parables. Sri Ramakrishna Math, 16, Ramakrishna Math Road, Madras, 600 004, India. Collection of the stories told by Sri Ramakrish na to his disciples. Ramdas, Swami, Stories as Told by Swami Ramdas. Bha ratiya Vidya Bhavan, South Asia Books, P.O. Box 502, Columbia, Missouri, 65205, USA. 1969. A collection of traditional and contemporary stories. *Ryder, Arthur W. (trans.), The Panchatantra. The Uni versity of Chicago Press, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60628, USA. 1925. Very readable translation of the classic animal tales.
autoBiographies and Biographies Anandamayee Sangha, Mother as Seen by her Devotees. Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha, Bhadaini, Varana si, India. Story of Ma Anandamayee, one of India’s greatest 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 saints and sages of India in the early 20th century, especially Ramana Maharshi. *EvansWentz, 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 guru Marpa. Good for appreciating the guru. Gandhi, Mahatma, The Story of My Experiments with Truth. 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 Chunchanagiri: The Spiritual Biography of Sri Sri Sri Balagangadharanatha Swamiji. Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Maha samsthana Mutt, Vijayanagar, Bangalore, 560 040, India. The inspiring lifestory and modern achieve ments of one of Karnataka state’s most loved swãmîs. Hall, Manly P., The Guru. The Philosophical Research Society, 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 Women Saints of India. Yes International Publishers, 1317 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55105, USA. 1994. Short biographies of modern women saints: Sri Ma, Anandamayi Ma, Anandi Ma, Gurumayi Chid vilasananda, Ma Yoga Shakti and Ammachi. Nikhilananda, Swami (trans.), The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. RamakrishnaVivekananda Center, 17 East 94th Street, New York, New York, USA. The classic tale of one of the greatest modern Hindu saints. Ramdas, Swami, In Quest of God, The Saga of an Extraordinary Pilgrimage. Blue Dove Press, P.O. Box 261661, San Diego, California, 92196, USA. 1994. Inspiring narrative of the life of Swami Ramdas (1884–1963). Rao, S.K. Ramachandra, Life & Light of Sri Thiruchi Swami. Sri Kailasa Asrama MahaSamsthana, Sri Rajeswa riNagar, Bangalore, 560 039, India. 1994. Rare life sto ry of one of the most respected swâmîs in South India. Sharga, P. Brijnath, Life of Swami Rama Tirtha. The Rama Tirtha Pratishthan, 14 MarwariGali, Lucknow, India. 1968. Story of Rama Tirtha, who came to the USA, 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, South Africa. Short accounts of the lives of many saints from several 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’s great modern sages, whose impact is farreaching. 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 this century and taught of karma and reincarnation. *Yogananda, Paramahansa, Autobiography of a Yogi. Self Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90065, USA. Classic story of Yoga nanda’s training in India and later mission in the West. hinduism and speCial suBjeCts *Borgia, Anthony, Life in the World Unseen. The Citadel Press, Carol Publishing Group, 120 Enterprise Avenue, Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094, USA. 1962. Very unusual book describing life in the devaloka, where souls live after death. Johari, Harish, Chakras, Energy Centers of Transformation. Destiny Books, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont, 05767, USA. 1987. Well done and technical book on the chakras, the inner force centers of the body discov ered through yoga. Karunakaran, Rankorath, The Riddle of Ganesha. Book Quest, 21, Rajgir Chambers, 12/14, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Opp. Old Customs House, Bombay, 400 023, India. 1992. Comprehensive account of Hindu ism’s popular elephantfaced 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 Hindu temples of both North and South India. Radhakrishnan, The Hindu View of Life. The MacMillan Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York, 10022, USA. 1969. This basic overview by the former president of India has been widely popular in the West. Sivananda, Swami, Lord Siva and His Worship. The Divine Life Society, P.O. Shivanandanagar, Dist. TehriGarhw al, U.P., 249 192, India. 1989. Comprehensive book of scriptures, traditional stories and ways of worship. Sivananda, Swami, Sthree Dharma. Sivananda Press, 570
New Germany Road, Reservoir Hills, Durban, South Africa. 1981. Comprehensive book on the history, cus toms, duties and traditions of the Hindu woman. *Vivekananda, Swami, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga & Bhakti Yoga and Inspired Talks. RamakrishnaVive kananda Center, 17 East 94th Street, New York, New York, 10018, USA. 1955. Set of four books containing the essence of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. sCriptures *Mascaro, Juan, The Upanishads (selections). Penguin Books Ltd., P.O. Box 120, Bergenfield, New Jersey, 07621, USA. 1965. Very readable translation of some of Hinduism’s principle scriptures. *Panikkar, Raimundo, The Vedic Experience. Motilal Banarsidass, 41UA, Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, Delhi, 110 007, India. The best collection of selected Vedic hymns available. Highly recommended. Prabhavananda, Swami & Christopher Isherwood (trans.), How to Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali. the New American Library, P.O. Box 999, Bergenfield, New Jersey, 07621, USA. The most important scripture for the understanding of yoga. Ramanujan, A.K. (trans.), Speaking of Siva. Penguin Books, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York, 10014, USA. 1973. Very readable selection of the Vîra Íaiva poetry in praise of Lord Íiva. *Sundaram, P.S., The Kural. Penguin Books, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York, 10014, USA. 1989. Good English translation of the Tamil classic on ethics. vegetarianism Ballentine, Rudolph, Transition to Vegetarianism. The Himalayan Publishers, RR1, Box 405, Honesdale, Penn sylvania, 18431, USA. How to overcome meat eating. Berry, Rynn, Famous Vegetarians and their Favorite Recipes. Pythagorean Books, P.O. Box 8174, JAF Station, New York, New York, 10116, USA. An entertaining and informative book on vegetarians through history and the value of the meatless diet. Krizmanic, Judy, A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian. Puf fin Books, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York, 10014, USA. Designed to help Western youngsters make the transition to vegetarianism by giving advice for a balanced diet and addressing the many concerns. Null, Gary, The Vegetarian Handbook. St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10010, USA. 1987. Comprehensive sourcebook on vegetarianism. *Satchidananda, Swami, The Healthy Vegetarian. Integral Yoga Publications, Route 1, Box 172, Buckingham, Virginia, 23921, USA. 1986. Practical reasons and good advice for becoming and staying a vegetarian.
piCture Books Barnard, Nicholas, Arts and Crafts of India. Conran Octo pus, Limited, 37 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9HN, United Kingdom. 1993. Fine account of India’s arts and crafts, many of which are used for worship. Bedi, Rajesh, Banaras, City of Shiva. Brijbasi Printers Pri vate Ltd., E46/11 Okhla Industrial Area, Phase II, New Delhi, 110 020, India. Great pictures and text on Siva’s ancient sacred city. Hebner, Jack, and David Osborn, Kumbha Mela, The World’s Largest Act of Faith. Entourage Publishing, 2174 31st Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94116, USA. 1990. Picture account of the 1989 Kumbha Mela at Allahabad attended by tens of millions of Hindus. *Huyler, Stephen, Painted Prayers, Women’s Art in Village India. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 300 Park Avenue South, New York, New York, 10010, USA. 1994. A superb survey of the village art tradition across India. *Johnson, Russell and Kerry Moran, The Sacred Mountain of Tibet. Park Street Press, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont, 05767, USA. 1989. Wonderful book on the Himalaya’s Mount Kailas, which is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Tibetans. Krishna, Nanditha, Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu. Grantha Corporation, 80 Cliffedgeway, Middletown, New Jer sey, 07701, USA. 1992. Extensive depiction of the tra ditional arts and crafts, nearly all of which are reli gious. Oki, Morihiro, India Fairs and Festivals. Japan Publica tions Trading Co., Ltd., 121, Sarugakucho, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo, 101, Japan. 1989. Colorful pictures of all the major fairs and festivals of India. *Patnaik, Navin, The Garden of Life: An Introduction to the Healing Plants of India. Doubleday, 1540 Broadway, New York, New York, 10036, USA. Magnificent Rajput art adorns this basic account of the Ayurvedic healing properties of plants. Schwartzber, Joseph E. (ed.), A Historical Atlas of South Asia. Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, North Carolina, 27513, USA. Unequaled technical resource on the geography and history of India. Thukral, Gurmeet, Inside India. Himalayan Books, The English Book Store, 17L, Connaught Place, New Del hi, 110 001, India. 1985. A picture tour of India. video tapes Bedi, Rakesh, The Living God. Bedi Films, E19, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, 110 027, India. Video story of the famous Kanchi monastic center’s late head. *Bedi, Rakesh, The Rolling Saint. Bedi Films, E19, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi, 110 027, India. The story of an Indian swami who rolled hundreds of miles
across India to the Vaishno Devi temple in Kashmir as a penance. Blair, Lorne and Lawrence, Lempad of Bali. Mystic Fire Video, P.O. Box 1029, Cooper Station, New York, New York, 10276, USA. Volume 3 of this series is on Nyo man Lempad, the celebrated Hindu artist of Bali who died at age 116. Cianciara, Magda, Real, Timeless India. Brahma Jyoti Stu dios, 2000 North Ivar Avenue, #7, Hollywood, Califor nia, 90068, USA. 1994. Tour of sacred places of India. Hartel, James, Sage of Arunachala, Sri Ramana Maharshi. Arunachala Ashram, 7263 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest Hills, Queens, New York, 11375, USA. Photos and some rare film footage on the life and teachings of the sage. ITV, Coming Back, Reincarnation in America. ITV Pro ductions, Ltd. Historical background of belief in rein carnation in America and interviews with ordinary and famous Americans who believe in it. *Kailasam, Bala, The Living Tradition, a Shilpi Speaks. Vastu Vedic Research Foundation, 109 East Raja St., Mamallapuram, 603 104, India. In Tamil with English subtitles, a unique explanation of traditional temple architecture by Íri Ganapati Sthapati. Matri Satsang, Sri Anandamayi Ma, Her Life and Her Message. Matri Satsang, P.O. Box 390511, KailuaKona, Hawaii, 96739, USA. Rare footage of one of India’s greatest woman saints. PONCIN/IKON, Sanatan Dharma. PONCIN/IKON, O.Z. Achterburgwal 126, 1012 DT, Amsterdam, The Nether lands. 1991. Story of the ashram of Hairakhan Baba in the Himalayas, from a European point of view. *Sorcar, Manick, Deepa and Rupa. Manick Sorcar Pro ductions, 14890 West 58th Place, Golden, Colorado, 80403, USA. Wonderful animated/live tale from India. Sorcar, Manick, The Sage and the Mouse. Manick Sorcar Productions, 14890 West 58th Place, Golden, Colora do, 80403, USA. Animated classic tale from India. Vedanta Society, Ramakrishna, a Documentary. Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 205 South Skinner Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, 63105, USA. Pictures, slides and narration on the life of Sri Ramakrishna. Vedanta Society, Vivekananda As We Saw Him. Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 205 South Skinner Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri, 63105, USA. Firsthand recorded accounts of Swami Vivekananda enhance pictures of his life. *Wood, Michael, India: The Empire of the Spirit. Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2245, New York, New York, 10104, USA. Insight ful account of India’s spiritual history. *Wood, Michael, The Barbarian West. Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2245, New York, New York, 10104, USA. An interesting and unexpected evaluation of the West as too materi
alistic and profoundly spiritually offtrack. teaChing and parenting Goelitz, Jeffrey, The Ultimate Kid. University of the Trees Press, P.O. Box 66, Boulder Creek, California, 95006, USA. 1986. Lessons and practical exercises in intu ition, imagination, intellect, etc., from a mystical point of view. Rozman, Deborah, Meditating with Children, the Art of Concentration and Centering. Planetary Publication, P.O. Box 66, Boulder Creek, California, 95006, USA. 1994. Comprehensive instructions for a series of class es on meditation and mysticism. magazines Connections. Gail Walton, editor, 1417 Miner Street, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60004, USA. A quarterly magazine for American parents who have adopted Indian children, with remarkable resources on India. *Hinduism Today. 107 Kaholalele Road, Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746, USA. Colorful and informative monthly news paper on Hindu events and people worldwide. Joyful Child Journal. Karen Spring Stevens, editor, P.O. Box 566, Buffalo, New York, 14213, USA. For both par ents and children, this magazine attempts to present better ways of raising children. Skipping Stones, A Multicultural Children’s Magazine. Arun Narayan Toke, editor, P.O. Box 3939, Eugene, Oregon, 97403, USA. A magazine of “cultural and lin guistic diversity” for children. sourCes for Books Auromere Books (1291 Weber Street, Pomona, Califor nia, 91768, USA) carries children’s books from Hem kunt Press, Children’s Booktrust and National Book trust. Divine Life Society (570 New Germany Road, Clare Estate, Durban, South Africa) carries most books by and about Swami Sivananda. South Asia Books (P.O. Box 502, Columbia, Missouri, 65205, USA) carries many of the books in this listing. Vedanta Press (1946 Vedanta Place, Hollywood, Califor nia, 90068, USA) carries most books on Sri Ramak rishna and Swami Vivekananda. hinduism on the world wide weB http://akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo/Regional_Information/ Countries/India/ —Looking for anything Indian? Business, travel, abundant regional information by state and news sources. Lots of links here. http://aremis.aux.mtu.edu/arajakum/ —The Tamil Nadu home page, rich with history, recipes, photos, songs, Tamil fonts, Tamilian names and even movie reviews.
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html —A must visit. Australia has really put a lot of data on the WWW for us. gopher://gopher.cc.columbia.edu:71/11/clioplus/scholarly/ SouthAsia/Teaching —This is a gopher site, not strict ly a Web, but accessible in the same way, with a lot of resources on South Asian religions, including Hindu ism. It has databases, directories, mailing lists and more. A goldmine. http://www.HinduismToday.kauai.hi.us/ashram/ —A must visit. Find the current issue of Hinduism Today as well as many back issues. Also at this site are numerous inspirational and metaphysical dharmic resources: Sivaya Subramuniyaswami; the Aum page; Hindu Heritage Endowment; Sage Yogaswâmî of Sri Lanka; Saiva Siddhanta Church; South India Archaka Sangam; the book Dancing with Íiva and more. http://hypatia.ucsc.edu:70/1/RELATED/Batish —The Batish Institute of Indian Music and Fine Arts in San ta Cruz, an apparently vast resource on Indian music from Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish and his son Ashwin. http://nearnet.gnn.com/wic/music.04.html —An archive of frequentlyaskedquestions about Indian classical music, covering Hindustani and Carnatic Ragas and performances. http://rbhatnagar.csm.uc.edu:8080/hindu_universe.html — This is the Hindu Students Council’s Global Hindu Electronic Network, described by them the most comprehensive WWW home page for Hindu dharma and called the Hindu Universe. It offers the entire text of important Hindu scriptures, and latest news and views from Bharat (India) Online, lists of temples in North America, Hindu names, some political content and many useful links to other sites. http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~janahan/tamil.html —Tamil page (in English) with information on Eelam, Tirukural, human rights and Sri Lanka peace efforts and an intro duction to Tamil language. http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/people/Phd/Rakesh.Mullick/
gita/gita.html —This is the Bhagavad Gita in Sansk®it. http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~singh-rv/india/india.html —India Information Resource with real depth. It has maps, symbols, languages, visa information, travel agents, holidays and festivals. http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~sundar/ —Indian Classi cal Arts. Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi and Kutiyattam in the south, Kathak, Manipuri and Odissi in other parts of India. The Web publisher is creating and maintaining a Carnatic database. http://www.io.org/~sandeep/sikhism.html —A nicely done page with many resource links on Sikhism. http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~msr/hindu/hindu.html — Sanatana Dharma, Sai Baba, Saktism, yoga paths and newsgroups. http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~msr/msr.html —This page is enthusiastically titled Swagatham: Welcome to Bharat. http://WWW.tezcat.com/~bnaik/chinmiss.html —Chin maya Mission’s home page, mostly out of Chicago. One of the first Hindu organizations to be on the Web. http://zeta.cs.adfa.oz.au/Spirit/Veda —This is a largely ISKCON site with links to a wide variety of metaphys ical places, including Theosophy. There are also many newsgroup listings at this site where information on human spirituality can be found, every thing from Catholicism to scientology, from Vaisnãvas to wiccas. A wildcard search on the Internet for alt.reli gion.* will yield extensive listings.