Translation with commentary of two important texts of Tantric Yoga. Transliterated Sanskrit text.More info →
An overview for the layman to gain a basic knowledge of the six traditional systems of Indian philosophy.More info →
A comprehensive and very readable history of Indian philosophy.More info →
Ecstatic devotee of Sri Krishna; saint of Bengal (1486-1533). Extract from Bhakti Schools of Vedanta.More info →
Exposition and critical consideration of the classical systems of Indian thought presented in terms familiar to the Western reader.More info →
A presentation of articles by recognized scholars compiled in an effort to present authentic information on the subject.
Contents: The Tantrika Mode of Worship by Swami Madhavananda; Evolution of the Tantras by P.C. Bagchi; Philosophy of the Tantras by Swami Pratyagatmananda; The Spiritual Heritage of India: The Tantras by Govinda Gopal Mukherjee; The Spirit and Culture of the Tantras by Atal Behari Ghosh; Tantra as a Way of Realization by Swami Pratyagatmananda; Tantrik Culture among the Buddhists by Benoytosh Bhattacharya; The Cult of the Buddhist Siddhacaryas by P.C. Bagchi; Sakti Cult in South India by K.R. Venkataraman; Creation As Explained in the Tantras by J.G. Woodroffe.
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A comprehensive survey of the Hindu tradition including its history, sacred writings, worldview, and the specifics of the major branches of Hinduism. It also focuses on the position of women and the presentation of Hinduism as a modern world religion.More info →
The author, a retired professor of Presidency College, Calcutta, gives in broad outline a general overview of the subject with special reference to the literature and practices known in Bengal.
Chapters included are: The Tantras - What They Stand for; Antiquity of Tantrism; The Age and Authorship of the Tantras; Place of the Tantras Among Other Sastras; Ideals of the Tantra Rites; How and Where the Tantras Originated; Tantra Schools; Literature of the Tantras; Tantric Authors and Their Works; Tantric Form of Worship and Tantric Deities; Kali Worship in Bengal; Cult of Durga and Durga Worship in Bengal; Appendix: Paramanandamatasamgraha.More info →