Hinduism and Literature

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Aquil, Raziuddin, and David L. Curley. Literary and Religious Practices in Medieval and Early Modern India. Manohar Books, 2016.  

Beck, Guy L. Alternative Krishnas: Regional and Vernacular Variations on a Hindu Deity. State University of New York Press, 2005.  

Black, Brian. The Character of the Self in Ancient India: Priests, Kings, and Women in the Early Upaniṣads. State University of New York Press, 2007.  

Bollée, Willem. Gone to the Dogs in Ancient India. C. H. Beck; Bayerische Akad. der Wissenschaften; Verlag 2006.   

Broo, Måns. As Good as God: The Guru in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism. Åbo Akademi University Press, 2003.  

Chandola, Sudha. Entranced by the Goddess: Folklore in North Indian Religion. Heart Of Albion Press, 2007.  

Collins, Brian. The Head beneath the Altar: Hindu Mythology and the Critique of Sacrifice. Michigan State University Press, 2014.  

Dhand, Arti. Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexual Ideology in the Mahābhārata. State University of New York Press, 2008.

Dimitrova, Diana. Gender, Religion, and Modern Hindi Drama. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2008.  

Dwivedi, A. N. T. S. Eliot’s Major Poems: An Indian Interpretation. Inst. für Anglistik & Amerikanistik, Univ. Salzburg, 1982.  

Feldhaus, Anne. Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion. State University of New York Press, 1996.  

Garton-Gundling, Kyle. Enlightened Individualism: Buddhism and Hinduism in American Literature from the Beats to the Present. Ohio State University Press, 2019.   

González-Reimann, Luis. The Mahābhārata and the Yugas: India’s Great Epic Poem and the Hindu System of World Ages. Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2002.  

Harlan, Lindsey. Religion and Rajput Women: The Ethic of Protection in Contemporary Narratives. University of California Press, 1992.  

Hiltebeitel, Alf. Rethinking the Mahābhārata: A Reader’s Guide to the Education of the Dharma King. University of Chicago Press, 2001.  

McLain, Karline. India’s Immortal Comic Books, Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes. Indiana University Press, 2009.  

Natale, Antonella Riem. The One Life: Coleridge and Hinduism. Rawat Publications, 2005.  

Pauwels, Heidi R. M. Mobilizing Krishna’s World: The Writings of Prince Savant Singh of Kishangarh. University of Washington Press, 2017.  

Pillai, A. K. B. Transcendental Self: A Comparative Study of Thoreau and the Psycho-Philosophy of Hinduism and Buddhism. University Press of America, 1985.  

Pintchman, Tracy. Seeking Mahādevi: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess. State University of New York Press, 2001.  

Pritchett, Frances W. Marvelous Encounters: Folk Romance in Urdu and Hindi. Manohar Books, 1985.  

Saxena, Neela Bhattacharya, and Rachel Fell McDermott. In the Beginning Is Desire: Tracing Kali’s Footprints in Indian Literature. Indialog, 2004.  

Sen, Meheli. Haunting Bollywood: Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in Hindi Commercial Cinema. University of Texas Press, 2017.  

Shukla-Bhatt, Neelima. Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat: A Legacy of Bhakti in Songs and Stories. Oxford University Press, 2015.  

Singh, Amar Kumar. T. S. Eliot and Indian Philosophy. Sterling, 1990.  

Shulman, David. Tamil: A Biography. Belknap, Harvard University Press, 2016.  

Singh, Charu Sheel. The Chariot of Fire: A Study of William Blake in the Light of Hindu Thought. Inst. für Anglistik & Amerikanistik, Univ. Salzburg, 1981.

——. Concentric Imagination: Mandala Literary Theory. South Asia Books, 1994.    

Woods, Julian F. Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahābhārata. State University of New York Press, 2001.