In this lucid and enlightening account, Nityananda Misra takes the reader on a whirlwind journey through the modern Kumbha Mela, the largest pilgrimage and the biggest festival in the world attended by crores of people. The book details the origin and symbolism of the Kumbha Mela, its dates and venues, and its awe-inspiring organization that has been called a wonder of modern-day management. It provides a personal close-up view of the visitors at the largest human gathering on earth-the sadhus, the kalpavasi s, the tirthayatri s, and members of new-age Hindu movements. The author sheds considerable light on the cultural aspects (literature, arts, and music) of the Kumbha and argues how the mela is perhaps the most diverse and inclusive human gathering and how the tradition is immortal, as if made so by the nectar of immortality which is believed to have spilled on the sites of the Kumbha Mela. Throughout the book, the author shows how diverse participants come and work together at the Kumbha Mela following the spirit of samgacchadhvam (´´come together´´)-a spirit that permeates the mela in his view. The author captures his personal experience too in Prayaga, Nashik, and Ujjain, leaving an anecdotal touch to the narrative. The final chapter presents an overview of the upcoming Ardha Kumbha Mela in Prayaga in 2019.
This eBook edition of ´´The Secret Doctrine´´ has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Secret Doctrine is one of the most influential esoteric and occult books of all time. In the first part of the book the author explains the origin and evolution of the universe itself, in terms derived from the Hindu concept of cyclical development. While in the second part she describes the origins of humanity through an account of ´´Root Races´´ said to date back millions of years.
Der berühmte Weltbestseller, das große Indien-Epos: eine faszinierende west-östliche Liebe in den Hochtälern des Himalaja. Der junge Engländer Ash und die indische Prinzessin Anjuli geraten zwischen die Fronten der blutigen Kolonialkriege: Ash wächst wie ein Hindu in den Bergen des Himalaja auf. Zerrissen zwischen der Liebe zum Land seiner englischen Vorfahren und dem seiner Kindheit kämpft Ash als Offizier der britischen Armee. Als er die schöne Anjuli kennen lernt, setzt er alles daran, zwischen Indern und Briten zu vermitteln - und das Herz der Prinzessin zu gewinnen. Doch Anjuli ist bereits einem anderen versprochen. Inmitten der Fronten kämpfen die beiden Liebenden verzweifelt um ihr Glück?
I came to know that most of my fan?s brains got fried after reading my novels ?The God of Dirty Things: Bicker Prize Winner 2017?, ?Things That Can and Cannot be Screwed?, ?Broken Banana?, ?The Hanging Of Faizal Guru?, ?The Shape of The Breast?, etc. My fans are no longer able to live with religious Hindus peacefully. They are getting offended at anything remotely related to Hindu religion. This is hampering my fan?s physical and mental health. Unfortunately it is neither possible to avoid 80 crore Hindus, nor can we deport them to Andaman Islands. Hence I wrote this novel to help my fans get ?reverse brainwash?. After reading this book, my fans may start treating Hindus as human beings. I would also like to apologize to all my fans for my past misdeeds. Jai Hind.
The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism focuses on developments resulting from movements within the tradition as well as contact between India and the outside world through both colonialism and globalization. Divided into three parts, part one considers the historical background to modern conceptualizations of Hinduism. Moving away from the reforms of the 19th and early 20th century, part two includes five chapters each presenting key developments and changes in religious practice in modern Hinduism. Part three moves to issues of politics, ethics, and law. This section maps and explains the powerful legal and political contexts created by the modern state-first the colonial government and then the Indian Republic-which have shaped Hinduism in new ways. The last two chapters look at Hinduism outside India focusing on Hinduism in Nepal and the modern Hindu diaspora.