Chapter 4 Suggested Readings, Weblinks, and Other Media


Eck, Diana. Darshan: Seeing the Divine Image in India. Chambersburg, PA: Anima, 1981.

Flood, Gavin. An Introduction to Hinduism. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Flood, Gavin (Ed.). The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.

Hawley, John Stratton, and Mark Juergensmeyer. Songs of the Saints of India. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Hawley, John Stratton, and Vasudha Narayanan (Eds.). The Life of Hinduism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Klostermaier, Klaus K. Hindu Writings: A Short Introduction to the Major Sources. Oxford: One World, 2000.

Knipe, David M. Hinduism: Experiments in the Sacred. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.


Internet Sacred Text Archive——The Internet Sacred Text Archive provides an excellent array of the many genres of Hindu sacred texts with multiple public domain translations of key works.

University of Wyoming Hinduism site——Concise but in-depth discussions on numerous aspects of Hindu tradition, literature, and belief.

Understanding Hinduism——An informal collection of articles and information on key topics, offering some range of viewpoints.

Sri Vaishnava Homepage——Designed primarily for adherents to this important sect of Hinduism, yet is accessible and informative for outsiders.

Gaurdiya Vaishana Homepage— 

Shaiva Homepage——Addresses various sectarian views.—Sources on Yoga.

Other Media

Michael Wood’s The Story of India (2009), 360 min.—

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