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Highly Recommended Resources to Own

The following list of informative and inspirational books Carr, Rachel, Be a Frog, a Bird, or a Tree. Harper Colo­
and video tapes are drawn from many traditions within phon Books, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York,
Hinduism, and also from other religions. This compila­ 10022, USA. 1977. A children’s course in hatha yoga,
tion includes books by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswa­ with 30 poses.
mi, books for young children, collections of stories, bio­ Corkery, Forrest and Marti Mueller, A Child and a Tree.
graphies of great saints, general references on Hindu reli­ Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational
gion, culture and metaphysics, collections of scriptures, Research Aspiration, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, 605 104,
books on vegetarianism, picture books, video tapes, India. 1989. The cause, consequences and solution to
books on teaching and parenting and useful magazines. deforestation, as seen through the eyes of a boy in an
Those that are highly recommended are marked with a Indian village.
star. We believe the books to all be in print, and include at Dasa, Yogesvara and Jyotirmayi-devi dasi, A Gift of Love:
the end some companies which carry many of these titles. The Story of Sudama the Brahmin. Bala Books, 125520
Kirkham Court, Suite 7, Poway, California, 92064,
Books by Sivaya Subramuniyaswami USA. 1982. The story of Krishna’s boyhood friend
*Dancing with Íiva, Hinduism’s Contemporary Cate- Sudama. For young children.
chism. This is the primary reference book for Íaivite Greene, Joshua, Sakshi Gopal, A Witness for the Wedding.
Hindu Religion. Its 1,008 pages contain 155 daily les­ Bala Books, 125520 Kirkham Court, Suite 7, Poway,
sons, 300 illustrations, 600 Vedic verses, a 40-page California, 92064, USA. The classic tale of an old
timeline, world religions’ summary, children’s primer brahmin who gets the Deity Sakshi Gopal to come as a
and a 190-page lexicon. witness for him. For young children.
God’s Money. Insight into the tradition of giving one- Harkonen, Reijo, The Children of Nepal. Carolrhoda
tenth of one’s income to religious work. Books, Inc., 241 First Avenue North, Minneapolis,
Know thy Self. An introductory booklet to the teachings Minnesota, 55401, USA. A colorful picture book of
and mission of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, including children from all parts of Nepal. Not especially infor­
14 daily lessons, an inspired talk and stories. mative on Hinduism, but a nice glimpse into a child’s
*Living with Íiva, Hinduism’s Nandinãtha Sûtras. 365 vers­ life in Nepal.
es on the ancient Hindu wisdom and protocol of how Hermes, Jules, The Children of India. Carolrhoda Books,
people should live and interrelate with each other. Inc., 241 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
*Loving Ga∫eßa, India’s Endearing Elephant-Faced God. 55401, USA. A colorful picture book of children from
Most comprehensive book ever published on Hindu­ all parts of India. Not especially informative on Hin­
ism’s most beloved God. duism, but a nice glimpse into a child’s life in India.
Praying to the Gods, Writing Prayers for the Sacred Temple Kalman, Bobbie, India, the Culture; India, the Land and
Fire. How to communicate with the inner worlds India, the People. Crabtree Publishing Company,
through the sacred temple fire. De­part­ment 2TT, 350 Fifth Avenue #3308, New York,
Íaivite Culture. A practical handbook on traditional cul­ 10118, USA. Nicely written and with beautiful photo­
ture, mainly intended for new travelers to India. graphs, this is a children’s tour of India’s land, people
Satguru Speaks on Becoming a Hindu: a Practical Manual and culture. It has a reasonably accurate description of
for Entering Hinduism. Why religious commitment is Hindu beliefs and customs.
important and how to become a Hindu. *Khandpur, Swarn, Let Us Know India (12 volumes).
Íaivite Virtue. A seven-week course on the power of celi­ India Book House, 249, Dr. D.N. Road, Bombay, 400
bacy, speaking frankly on the metaphysics of sex and 001, India. 1976. A comprehensive series dealing with
how to transmute this power into a higher expression. all aspects of India, people, geography, history, cus­
Íaivite Worship. Traditional Hindu liturgy for the home toms, culture, arts, economy, agriculture, dress and
shrine. The Íaiva Åtmårtha pûjâ is given step by step music.
in Sansk®it and English. Krishnaswami, Uma, Stories of the Flood. Roberts Rine­
(The above books are available from Himalayan Academy hart Publishers, 5455 Spine Road, Mezzanine West,
Publi­ca­tions, 107 Kaholalele Road, Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746– Boulder, Colorado, 80301, USA. The similar stories of
9304, USA.) a great flood in ancient times which are found in
many of the world’s religions, including Hinduism.
Children’s Books, Other Authors Nath, Pratibha, A Bowl of Water. Children’s Book Trust,

Nehru House, 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Del­ *Vishwashrayananda, Swami, Ramakrishna for Children.
hi, India. A book for young children on kindness to Sri Ramakrishna Math, Udbodhan Office, 1 Udbod­
animals. han Lane, Calcutta, 700 003, India. 1975. The life of
Patel, Mickey, Rupa the Elephant. National Book Trust, Ramakrishna, with color illustrations.
A-5 Green Park, New Delhi, 110 016, India. 1974. A *Vishwashrayananda, Swami, Vivekananda for Children.
book for very young children about a friendly ele­ Sri Ramakrishna Math, Udbodhan Office, 1 Udbod­
phant. han Lane, Calcutta, 700 003, India. 1975. Companion
Pfeffer, Pierre, Elephants, Big, Strong and Wise. Young book to Ramakrishna for Children.
Discovery Library, 217 Main Street, Ossinging, New Warner, Rachell, Indian Migrations. Thomson Learning,
York, 10562, USA. Adults will also love this remarkably One Penn Plaza, 41st Floor, New York, New York,
comprehensive book on these marvelous creatures. 10119, USA. Well illustrated book detailing the migra­
Rose, Deborah lee, The People Who Hugged the Trees. tion of Indians to many countries, including England,
Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 5455 Spine Road, Mez­ Fiji, Trinidad, South Africa, USA, etc. Many first-per­
zanine West, Boulder, Colorado, 80301, USA. Re­telling son accounts bring to life the hardship and adventures
for children of the village in India whose members of the first immigrants. The book is surprisingly up-to-
sought through nonviolence to save their village’s for­ date also, with accounts of the present-day situation.
ests three centuries ago. White, Rosalyn et al., illustrators, Jataka Tales. Dharma
*Rushton, Lucy, et al., Comparing Religions. Thomson Publishing, 2425 Hillside Avenue, Berkeley, California
Learning, One Penn Plaza, 41st Floor, New York, New 94704, USA. This is a set of beautifully illustrated and
York, 10119, USA. This is a six-book series originally printed books for young children drawn from tradi­
done in the United Kingdom: Pilgrimages and Jour- tional Buddhist tales. Parents might be selective in
neys, Death Customs, Birth Customs, Food and Fasting, which ones to acquire as some are overly violent, or
Marriage Customs, and Initiation Customs. Excellent without a strong moral point. Recommended are: The
and unbiased presentations for each of the world’s Magic of Patience, Great Gift and the Wish-Fulfilling
major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Gem, Courageous Captain and A Precious Life.
Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The series Wood, Douglas, Old Turtle. Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers,
has the impact of strengthening each religion’s beliefs, 210 West Michigan, Duluth, Minnesota, 55801, USA.
culture and customs. 1992. Similar to In God’s Name about how people
Sasso, Sandy Eisenberg, In God’s Name. Jewish Lights come to understand God, for young children.
Publishing, P.O. Box 237, Sunset Farm Offices, Route
4, Woodstock, Vermont, 05091, USA. 1994. For young Story collections
children on how people learned the nature of God. *Nivedita, Sister, Cradle Tales of Hinduism. Advaita Ash­
Sawnt, S.D. and Badalkar, S.D., The Gandhi Story. Direc­ rama, available from Auromere, 1291 Weber Street,
tor, Publications Division, Ministry of Information Pomona, California, 91768, USA. 1907. Wonderful
and Broadcasting, Government of India, Patiala retelling of all the classic stories of India in a thought­
House, New Delhi, 100 001, India. 1966. Picture book ful and gentle way suitable for children.
on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Prakashananda, Swami, Don’t Think of a Monkey and
Shepard, Aaron, Savitri. Albert Whitman and Co., 6340 Other Stories My Guru Told Me. Saraswati Produc­
Oakton Street, Morton Grove, Illinois, 60053, USA. tions, 43463 Columbia Avenue, Fremont, California
Well illustrated retelling of the classic tale of Savitri’s 94538, USA. A collection of traditional and contem­
winning of her husband from Yama, God of Death. porary stories as told by Swami Muktananda.
*Singh, Anne, Living in India. Young Discovery Library, Ramakrishna, Sri, Tales and Parables. Sri Ramakrishna
217 Main Street, Ossinging, New York, 10562, USA. Math, 16, Ramakrishna Math Road, Madras, 600 004,
Colorful and entertaining book about India’s people India. Collection of the stories told by Sri Ramakrish­
and way of life. na to his disciples.
Tilak-devi dasi, ABC Coloring Book. Bala Books, 125520 Ramdas, Swami, Stories as Told by Swami Ramdas. Bha­
Kirkham Court, Suite 7, Poway, California, 92064, ra­ti­ya Vidya Bhavan, South Asia Books, P.O. Box 502,
USA. 1982. An A-to-Z coloring book for young chil­ Columbia, Missouri, 65205, USA. 1969. A collection
dren. of traditional and contemporary stories.
Vijaykar, Mona, The Vee Family (series). Tri Color Books, *Ryder, Arthur W. (trans.), The Panchatantra. The Uni­
38774 Altura Street, Fremont, California, 94536, USA. versity of Chicago Press, 11030 South Langley Avenue,
1991. Color books for young children on the adjust­ Chicago, Illinois, 60628, USA. 1925. Very readable
ments of an Indian immigrant family to America. translation of the classic animal tales.

Autobiographies and Biographies Shastri, Hari Prasad, The Heart of the Eastern Mystical
Anandamayee Sangha, Mother as Seen by her Devotees. Teaching. Shanti Sadan, 29 Chepstow Villas, London,
Shree Shree Anandamayee Sangha, Bhadaini, Vara­na­ W. II, United Kingdom. 1954. Life story of Shri Dada,
si, India. Story of Ma Anandamayee, one of India’s a saint born in North India in 1854.
greatest modern woman saints. Sivananda, Swami, Saints and Sages. Divine Life Society,
Brunton, Paul, A Search in Secret India. Samuel Weiser, 570 New Germany Road, Clare Estate, Durban, South
Inc., Box 6612, York Beach, Maine, 03910, USA. 1985. Africa. Short accounts of the lives of many saints from
Classic account of Brunton’s meeting with the saints several religious traditions.
and sages of India in the early 20th century, especially Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Sri Aurobindo, The Story of His
Ramana Maharshi. Life. Auromere Books, 1291 Weber Street, Pomona,
*Evans-Wentz, W.Y. (editor), Tibet’s Great Yogi Milarepa. California, 91768, USA. The story of one of India’s
Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, great modern sages, whose impact is far-reaching.
North Carolina, 27513, USA. 1928. This classic story Sugrue, Thomas, There is a River, the Story of Edgar Cayce.
details the austere training of Milarepa under his guru Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 750 Third Avenue, New York,
Marpa. Good for appreciating the guru. New York, 10017, USA. 1961. Remarkable account of
Gandhi, Mahatma, The Story of My Experiments with an American healer who lived in the first half of this
Truth. Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston 02108, century and taught of karma and reincarnation.
USA. The influential story of Gandhi’s life as recount­ *Yogananda, Paramahansa, Autobiography of a Yogi. Self-
ed by himself. Useful both for its insights into Hindu­ Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael Avenue, Los
ism and for India’s history. Angeles, California, 90065, USA. Classic story of Yoga­
Gowda, H.H. Anniah, Divine Power from Adi Chunchan- nanda’s training in India and later mission in the West.
agiri: The Spiritual Biography of Sri Sri Sri Balaganga­
dharanatha Swamiji. Sri Adi Chunchanagiri Maha­ Hinduism and Special Subjects
sam­sthana Mutt, Vijayanagar, Bangalore, 560 040, *Borgia, Anthony, Life in the World Unseen. The Citadel
In­dia. The inspiring life-story and modern achieve­ Press, Carol Publishing Group, 120 Enterprise Avenue,
ments of one of Karnataka state’s most loved swãmîs. Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094, USA. 1962. Very unusual
Hall, Manly P., The Guru. The Philosophical Research book describing life in the devaloka, where souls live
Society, Inc., 3910 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, after death.
California, 90072, USA. 1972. Entertaining and some­ Johari, Harish, Chakras, Energy Centers of Transformation.
what embellished narrative of a Hindu saint. Destiny Books, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont,
*Johnsen, Linda, Daughters of the Goddess, the Women 05767, USA. 1987. Well done and technical book on
Saints of India. Yes International Publishers, 1317 the chakras, the inner force centers of the body discov­
Summit Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55105, USA. ered through yoga.
1994. Short biographies of modern women saints: Sri Karunakaran, Rankorath, The Riddle of Ganesha. Book
Ma, Anandamayi Ma, Anandi Ma, Gurumayi Chid­ Quest, 21, Rajgir Chambers, 12/14, Shahid Bhagat
vilasananda, Ma Yoga Shakti and Ammachi. Singh Road, Opp. Old Customs House, Bombay, 400
Nikhilananda, Swami (trans.), The Gospel of Sri Ramak- 023, India. 1992. Comprehensive account of Hindu­
rishna. Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 17 East ism’s popular elephant-faced God.
94th Street, New York, New York, USA. The classic tale Michell, George, The Hindu Temple, an Introduction to its
of one of the greatest modern Hindu saints. Meaning and Forms. The University of Chicago Press,
Ramdas, Swami, In Quest of God, The Saga of an Extraor- 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60637,
dinary Pilgrimage. Blue Dove Press, P.O. Box 261661, USA. 1988. Authoritative, advanced book on Hindu
San Diego, California, 92196, USA. 1994. Inspiring temples of both North and South India.
narrative of the life of Swami Ramdas (1884–1963). Radhakrishnan, The Hindu View of Life. The MacMillan
Rao, S.K. Ramachandra, Life & Light of Sri Thiruchi Swa­ Company, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York,
mi. Sri Kailasa Asrama Maha-Samsthana, Sri Ra­jes­wa­ 10022, USA. 1969. This basic overview by the former
ri-Nagar, Bangalore, 560 039, India. 1994. Rare life sto­ president of India has been widely popular in the
ry of one of the most respected swâmîs in South India. West.
Sharga, P. Brijnath, Life of Swami Rama Tirtha. The Sivananda, Swami, Lord Siva and His Worship. The Divine
Rama Tirtha Pratishthan, 14 Marwari-Gali, Lucknow, Life Society, P.O. Shivanandanagar, Dist. Tehri-Garhw­
India. 1968. Story of Rama Tirtha, who came to the al, U.P., 249 192, India. 1989. Comprehensive book of
USA, Japan and other countries in the early 20th cen­ scriptures, traditional stories and ways of worship.
tury. Sivananda, Swami, Sthree Dharma. Sivananda Press, 570

New Germany Road, Reservoir Hills, Durban, South Picture Books
Africa. 1981. Comprehensive book on the history, cus­ Barnard, Nicholas, Arts and Crafts of India. Conran Octo­
toms, duties and traditions of the Hindu woman. pus, Limited, 37 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9HN,
*Vivekananda, Swami, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga United Kingdom. 1993. Fine account of India’s arts
& Bhakti Yoga and Inspired Talks. Ramakrishna-Vive­ and crafts, many of which are used for worship.
ka­nanda Center, 17 East 94th Street, New York, New Bedi, Rajesh, Banaras, City of Shiva. Brijbasi Printers Pri­
York, 10018, USA. 1955. Set of four books containing vate Ltd., E46/11 Okhla Industrial Area, Phase II, New
the essence of Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. Delhi, 110 020, India. Great pictures and text on Siva’s
ancient sacred city.
Scriptures Hebner, Jack, and David Osborn, Kumbha Mela, The
*Mascaro, Juan, The Upanishads (selections). Penguin World’s Largest Act of Faith. Entourage Publishing,
Books Ltd., P.O. Box 120, Bergenfield, New Jersey, 2174 31st Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94116,
07621, USA. 1965. Very readable translation of some of USA. 1990. Picture account of the 1989 Kumbha Mela
Hinduism’s principle scriptures. at Allahabad attended by tens of millions of Hindus.
*Panikkar, Raimundo, The Vedic Experience. Motilal *Huyler, Stephen, Painted Prayers, Women’s Art in Village
Banarsidass, 41-UA, Bungalow Road, Jawahar Nagar, India. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 300
Delhi, 110 007, India. The best collection of selected Park Avenue South, New York, New York, 10010, USA.
Vedic hymns available. Highly recommended. 1994. A superb survey of the village art tradition
Prabhavananda, Swami & Christopher Isherwood (trans.), across India.
How to Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of Pa­tan­jali. the *Johnson, Russell and Kerry Moran, The Sacred Mountain
New American Library, P.O. Box 999, Bergenfield, New of Tibet. Park Street Press, One Park Street, Rochester,
Jersey, 07621, USA. The most important scripture for Vermont, 05767, USA. 1989. Wonderful book on the
the understanding of yoga. Himalaya’s Mount Kailas, which is sacred to Hindus,
Ramanujan, A.K. (trans.), Speaking of Siva. Penguin Buddhists, Jains and Tibetans.
Books, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York, Krishna, Nanditha, Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu. Grantha
10014, USA. 1973. Very readable selection of the Vîra Corporation, 80 Cliffedgeway, Middletown, New Jer­
Íaiva poetry in praise of Lord Íiva. sey, 07701, USA. 1992. Extensive depiction of the tra­
*Sundaram, P.S., The Kural. Penguin Books, 375 Hudson ditional arts and crafts, nearly all of which are reli­
Street, New York, New York, 10014, USA. 1989. Good gious.
English translation of the Tamil classic on ethics. Oki, Morihiro, India Fairs and Festivals. Japan Publica­
tions Trading Co., Ltd., 1-2-1, Sarugaku-cho, Chiyoda-
Vegetarianism ku, Tok­yo, 101, Japan. 1989. Colorful pictures of all the
Ballentine, Rudolph, Transition to Vegetarianism. The major fairs and festivals of India.
Him­a­layan Publishers, RR1, Box 405, Honesdale, Penn­ *Patnaik, Navin, The Garden of Life: An Introduction to the
sylvania, 18431, USA. How to overcome meat eating. Healing Plants of India. Doubleday, 1540 Broadway,
Berry, Rynn, Famous Vegetarians and their Favorite Reci- New York, New York, 10036, USA. Magnificent Rajput
pes. Pythagorean Books, P.O. Box 8174, JAF Station, art adorns this basic account of the Ayurvedic healing
New York, New York, 10116, USA. An entertaining and properties of plants.
informative book on vegetarians through history and Schwartzber, Joseph E. (ed.), A Historical Atlas of South
the value of the meatless diet. Asia. Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary,
Krizmanic, Judy, A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian. Puf­ North Carolina, 27513, USA. Unequaled technical
fin Books, 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York, resource on the geography and history of India.
10014, USA. Designed to help Western youngsters Thukral, Gurmeet, Inside India. Himalayan Books, The
make the transition to vegetarianism by giving advice English Book Store, 17-L, Connaught Place, New Del­
for a balanced diet and addressing the many concerns. hi, 110 001, India. 1985. A picture tour of India.
Null, Gary, The Vegetarian Handbook. St. Martin’s Press,
175 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, 10010, USA. Video Tapes
1987. Comprehensive sourcebook on vegetarianism. Bedi, Rakesh, The Living God. Bedi Films, E-19, Rajouri
*Satchidananda, Swami, The Healthy Vegetarian. Integral Garden, New Delhi, 110 027, India. Video story of the
Yoga Publications, Route 1, Box 172, Buckingham, famous Kanchi monastic center’s late head.
Virginia, 23921, USA. 1986. Practical reasons and *Bedi, Rakesh, The Rolling Saint. Bedi Films, E-19,
good advice for becoming and staying a vegetarian. 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 alistic and profoundly spiritually off-track.
a penance.
Blair, Lorne and Lawrence, Lempad of Bali. Mystic Fire Teaching and Parenting
Video, P.O. Box 1029, Cooper Station, New York, New Goelitz, Jeffrey, The Ultimate Kid. University of the Trees
York, 10276, USA. Volume 3 of this series is on Nyo­ Press, P.O. Box 66, Boulder Creek, California, 95006,
man Lempad, the celebrated Hindu artist of Bali who USA. 1986. Lessons and practical exercises in intu­
died at age 116. ition, imagination, intellect, etc., from a mystical
Cianciara, Magda, Real, Timeless India. Brahma Jyoti Stu­ point of view.
dios, 2000 North Ivar Avenue, #7, Hollywood, Califor­ Rozman, Deborah, Meditating with Children, the Art of
nia, 90068, USA. 1994. Tour of sacred places of India. Concentration and Centering. Planetary Publication,
Hartel, James, Sage of Arunachala, Sri Ramana Maharshi. P.O. Box 66, Boulder Creek, California, 95006, USA.
Arunachala Ashram, 72-63 Yellowstone Blvd., Forest 1994. Comprehensive instructions for a series of class­
Hills, Queens, New York, 11375, USA. Photos and some es on meditation and mysticism.
rare film footage on the life and teachings of the sage.
ITV, Coming Back, Reincarnation in America. ITV Pro­ Magazines
ductions, Ltd. Historical background of belief in rein­ Connections. Gail Walton, editor, 1417 Miner Street,
carnation in America and interviews with ordinary Ar­ling­ton Heights, Illinois, 60004, USA. A quarterly
and famous Americans who believe in it. magazine for American parents who have adopted
*Kailasam, Bala, The Living Tradition, a Shilpi Speaks. Indian children, with remarkable resources on India.
Vastu Vedic Research Foundation, 109 East Raja St., *Hinduism Today. 107 Kaholalele Road, Kapaa, Hawaii,
Ma­mal­la­puram, 603 104, India. In Tamil with English 96746, USA. Colorful and informative monthly news­
subtitles, a unique explanation of traditional temple paper on Hindu events and people worldwide.
architecture by Íri Ganapati Sthapati. Joyful Child Journal. Karen Spring Stevens, editor, P.O.
Matri Satsang, Sri Anandamayi Ma, Her Life and Her Box 566, Buffalo, New York, 14213, USA. For both par­
Message. Matri Satsang, P.O. Box 390511, Kailua-Kona, ents and children, this magazine attempts to present
Hawaii, 96739, USA. Rare footage of one of India’s better ways of raising children.
greatest woman saints. Skipping Stones, A Multicultural Children’s Magazine.
PONCIN/IKON, Sanatan Dharma. PONCIN/IKON, O.Z. Arun Narayan Toke, editor, P.O. Box 3939, Eugene,
Achterburgwal 126, 1012 DT, Amsterdam, The Ne­ther­ Oregon, 97403, USA. A magazine of “cultural and lin­
lands. 1991. Story of the ashram of Hairakhan Baba in guistic diversity” for children.
the Himalayas, from a European point of view.
*Sorcar, Manick, Deepa and Rupa. Manick Sorcar Pro­ Sources for Books
ductions, 14890 West 58th Place, Golden, Colorado, Auromere Books (1291 Weber Street, Pomona, Califor­
80403, USA. Wonderful animated/live tale from India. nia, 91768, USA) carries children’s books from Hem­
Sorcar, Manick, The Sage and the Mouse. Manick Sorcar kunt Press, Children’s Booktrust and National Book­
Productions, 14890 West 58th Place, Golden, Colora­ trust.
do, 80403, USA. Animated classic tale from India. Divine Life Society (570 New Germany Road, Clare
Vedanta Society, Ramakrishna, a Documentary. Vedanta Estate, Durban, South Africa) carries most books by
Society of St. Louis, 205 South Skinner Blvd., St. Louis, and about Swami Sivananda.
Missouri, 63105, USA. Pictures, slides and narration South Asia Books (P.O. Box 502, Columbia, Missouri,
on the life of Sri Ramakrishna. 65205, USA) carries many of the books in this listing.
Vedanta Society, Vivekananda As We Saw Him. Vedanta Vedanta Press (1946 Vedanta Place, Hollywood, Califor­
Society of St. Louis, 205 South Skinner Blvd., St. Louis, nia, 90068, USA) carries most books on Sri Ramak­
Missouri, 63105, USA. First-hand recorded accounts rishna and Swami Vivekananda.
of Swami Vivekananda enhance pictures of his life.
*Wood, Michael, India: The Empire of the Spirit. Ambrose Hinduism on the World Wide Web
Video Publishing, Inc., 1290 Avenue of the Americas, http://akebono.stanford.edu/yahoo/Regional_Information/
Suite 2245, New York, New York, 10104, USA. Insight­ Countries/India/ —Looking for anything Indian?
ful account of India’s spiritual history. Business, travel, abundant regional information by
*Wood, Michael, The Barbarian West. Ambrose Video state and news sources. Lots of links here.
Publishing, Inc., 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Suite http://aremis.aux.mtu.edu/arajakum/ —The Tamil Nadu
2245, New York, New York, 10104, USA. An interesting home page, rich with history, recipes, photos, songs,
and unexpected evaluation of the West as too materi­ Tamil fonts, Tamilian names and even movie reviews.

http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html gita/gita.html —This is the Bhagavad Gita in Sansk®it.
—A must visit. Australia has really put a lot of data on http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~singh-rv/india/india.html
the WWW for us. —India Information Resource with real depth. It has
gopher://gopher.cc.columbia.edu:71/11/clioplus/scholarly/ maps, symbols, languages, visa information, travel
SouthAsia/Teaching —This is a gopher site, not strict­ agents, holidays and festivals.
ly a Web, but accessible in the same way, with a lot of http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~sundar/ —Indian Classi­
resources on South Asian religions, including Hindu­ cal Arts. Bharata Natyam, Kathakali, Kuchipudi and
ism. It has databases, directories, mailing lists and Kutiyattam in the south, Kathak, Manipuri and Odissi
more. A goldmine. in other parts of India. The Web publisher is creating
http://www.HinduismToday.kauai.hi.us/ashram/ —A and maintaining a Carnatic database.
must visit. Find the current issue of Hinduism Today http://www.io.org/~sandeep/sikhism.html —A nicely done
as well as many back issues. Also at this site are page with many resource links on Sikhism.
numerous inspirational and metaphysical dharmic http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~msr/hindu/hindu.html —
resources: Sivaya Subramuniyaswami; the Aum page; Sa­na­­tana Dharma, Sai Baba, Saktism, yoga paths and
Hindu Heritage Endowment; Sage Yoga­swâmî of Sri news­groups.
Lanka; Saiva Siddhanta Church; South India Archaka http://www.isc.tamu.edu/~msr/msr.html —This page is
San­gam; the book Dancing with Íiva and more. enthusiastically titled Swagatham: Welcome to Bharat.
http://hypatia.ucsc.edu:70/1/RELATED/Batish —The http://WWW.tezcat.com/~bnaik/chinmiss.html —Chin­
Ba­tish Institute of Indian Music and Fine Arts in San­ ma­ya Mission’s home page, mostly out of Chicago.
ta Cruz, an apparently vast resource on Indian music One of the first Hindu organizations to be on the Web.
from Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish and his son Ashwin. http://zeta.cs.adfa.oz.au/Spirit/Veda —This is a largely
http://nearnet.gnn.com/wic/music.04.html —An archive ISKCON site with links to a wide variety of metaphys­
of frequently-asked-questions about Indian classical ical places, including Theosophy.
music, covering Hindustani and Carnatic Ragas and
performances. There are also many newsgroup listings at this site where
http://rbhatnagar.csm.uc.edu:8080/hindu_universe.html — information on human spirituality can be found, every­
This is the Hindu Students Council’s Global Hindu thing from Catholicism to scientology, from Vaisnãvas to
Electronic Network, described by them the most wiccas. A wildcard search on the Internet for alt.reli­
comprehensive WWW home page for Hindu dharma gion.* will yield extensive listings.
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.