New Release Books by John Stratton

John Stratton is the author of Out of Time (2022), A Storm of Songs (2015), Krishna's Playground (2020), At Play with Krishna (2014) and other 26 books.

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Out of Time

release date: Sep 07, 2022
Out of Time
Are ghosts real? The question has haunted us for ages. Almost every culture in the world has tales and stories of the unknown things that lurk in our periphery. Contained within are 26 true stories about ghosts, poltergeists, haunted houses, unexplained events, and possessed items. You'll find stories about strange noises, objects that vanish and reappear in odd places, dolls that refuse to sit still, haunted battlefields, abandoned castles, and much more! But beware: after reading this anthology, you might just start believing in the things that are trapped out of time.

A Storm of Songs

release date: Mar 09, 2015
A Storm of Songs
A widely-accepted explanation for India’s national unity is a narrative called the bhakti movement—poet-saints singing bhakti from India’s southern tip to the Himalayas between 600 and 1600. John Hawley shows that this narrative, with its political overtones, was created by the early-twentieth-century circle around Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal.

Krishna's Playground

release date: Jan 30, 2020
Krishna's Playground
This is a book about a deeply beloved place-many call it the spiritual capital of India. Located at a dramatic bend in the River Yamuna, a hundred miles from the center of Delhi, Vrindavan is the spot where the god Krishna is believed to have spent his childhood and youth. For Hindus it has always stood for youth writ large-a realm of love and beauty that enables one to retreat from the weight and harshness of world. Now, though, the world is gobbling up Vrindavan. Delhi's megalopolitan sprawl inches closer day by day-half the town is a vast real-estate development-and the waters of the Yamuna are too polluted to drink or even bathe in. Temples now style themselves as theme parks, and the world's tallest religious building is under construction in Krishna's pastoral paradise. What happens when the Anthropocene Age makes everything virtual? What happens when heaven gets plowed under? Like our age as a whole, Vrindavan throbs with feisty energy, but is it the religious canary in our collective coal mine?

At Play with Krishna

release date: Jul 14, 2014
At Play with Krishna
Every year thousands of pilgrims travel to Brindavan, the village where Krishna is said to have lived as a child. There, they witness a series of religious dramas called ras lilas, whose central roles are performed by children. By translating four plays that collectively span this cycle, John Hawley provides a lively perspective on the mythology of Krishna as Hindus experience it today. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Sūrdās

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Sūrdās
Previous editions published under the title: Såur Dåas.

Krishna, The Butter Thief

release date: Jul 14, 2014
Krishna, The Butter Thief
The author traces the development of the theme of Krishna as butter thief from its earliest appearance in literature and art until the present. He focuses on the dramas (ras lilas) of Krishna's native Braj and on the Sur Sagar, a collection of verse attributed to the sixteenth-century poet Sur Das that is as familiar to Hindi speakers as Mother Goose is to us. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Devi

release date: Oct 01, 2017
Devi
The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism 'God' very often means 'Goddess'. This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini and global, like Kali; ancient, like Saranyu and modern, like 'Mother India'. The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before-fascinating, contradictory, powerful.

The Life Of Hinduism

release date: Aug 16, 2017
The Life Of Hinduism
The Life of Hinduism brings together a series of essays-many recognized as classics in the field-that present Hinduism as a vibrant, truly 'lived' religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, this volume begins its journey in the 'new India' of Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, where global connections and local traditions rub shoulders daily. Readers are then offered a glimpse into the multifaceted world of Hindu worship, life-cycle rites, festivals, performances, gurus and castes. The book's final sections deal with issues of identity that Hindus face in India and around the world: militancy versus tolerance and the struggle between owning one's own religion and sharing it with others. Contributors include Stephen Huyler, Diana Eck, Shrivatsa Goswami, Margaret Case, Vasudha Narayanan, Doranne Jacobson, Agehananda Bharati, Om Lata Bahadur, McKim Marriott, Linda Hess, Philip Lutgendorf, Kathleen Erndl, Lisa Lassell Hallstrom, Sudhir Kakar, John Stratton Hawley, Mark Juergensmeyer, Lalitambika Antarjanam, Sitansu Chakravarti, Shrinivas Tilak, Laurie Patton, Chakravarti Ram-Prasad and Kala Acharya.

The Memory of Love

release date: Apr 07, 2009
The Memory of Love
No Hindu god is closer to the soul of poetry than Krishna, and in North India no poet ever sang of Krishna more famously than S?rdD=as-or S?r, for short. He lived in the sixteenth century and became so influential that for centuries afterward aspiring Krishna poets signed their compositions orally with his name. This book takes us back to the source, offering a selection of S?rd=as's poems that were known and sung in the sixteenth century itself. Here we have poems of war, poems to the great rivers, poems of wit and rage, poems where the poet spills out his disappointments. Most of all, though, we have the memory of love-poems that adopt the voices of the women of Krishna's natal Braj country and evoke the power of being pulled into his irresistible orbit. Following the lead of several old manuscripts, Jack Hawley arranges these poems in such a way that they tell us Krishna's life story from birth to full maturity. These lyrics from S?r's Ocean (the S?rs=agar) were composed in the very tongue Hindus believe Krishna himself must have spoken: Brajbh=as=a, the language of Braj, a variety of Hindi. Hawley prepares the way for his verse translations with an introduction that explains what we know of S?rd=as and describes the basic structure of his poems. For readers new to Krishna's world or to the subtleties of a poet like S?rd=as, Hawley also provides a substantial set of analytical notes. "S?r is the sun," as a familiar saying has it, and we feel the warmth of his light in these pages.

3 Bhakti Voices

release date: Jan 01, 2005
3 Bhakti Voices
The Book Takes A Probing Look At The Three Most Famous And Beloved Of The 15Th And 16Th Century Family Of Poet-Saints-Mirabai, Surdas And Kabir-Finding That Many Of The Beliefs And Legends Surrounding Them Emerged Long After Their Deaths.

Three Bhakti Voices

release date: Sep 13, 2012
Three Bhakti Voices
A fascinating story of change and transmission, this book describes how Mirabai, Surdas, and Kabir-the most famous and beloved poet-saints of fifteenth and sixteenth centuries-were heard and perceived in their own times and probes into the many beliefs and legends that emerged long after their deaths.

Writing on the Job

release date: May 01, 1984
Writing on the Job
Discusses the proper formats and styles for writing clear and effective resumes, proposals, reports, business letters, and memos

The Fast-track Program for Perfect Spelling

release date: Jan 01, 1986
The Fast-track Program for Perfect Spelling
Offers exercises, quizzes, and strategies designed to improve one's spelling skills, teach spelling tricks, and aid in the identification of thousands of commonly misspelled words

Author and Authorities in the Bhakti Poetry of North India

release date: Jan 01, 1988

Des Moines Ordnance Plant

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Des Moines Ordnance Plant
The Des Moines Ordnance Plant (DMOP) operated during World War II and produced nearly four billion .30 and .50 caliber bullets from January 1942 through July 1945. The Des Monies Ordnance Plant was located near the small, rural Iowa community of Ankeny, which was located approximately 8 miles north of Des Moines, the state's capital and most populated city. Beginning with United States involvement with the Allied countries in 1940 with the Lend Lease Act, this thesis details the activities that occurred from conception to reconversion of the plat to civilian use in 1947. The United States industrial complex prepared for a war footing in the United States and increased ordnance production was necessitated by this action. The Des Moines Ordnance Plant was one of twelve throughout the Midwest that were converted to ordnance production or newly constructed for the same purpose -- Numerous industrial home front issues are encountered during the life of the plant such as; growth of federal authority, Industrial and community infrastructure needs, government land acquisitions, civilian displacement, the effect of a large industrial complex in rural United States, labor issues involving both the construction and production process, material attainment and finally reconversion of the facility following the war. Imbedded in these discussions is the impact that the newly constructed ordnance plant, which at its peak employed nearly 19,000 people, had upon the predominantly rural setting in and around Ankeny, Iowa.

The Writer's Hotline Handbook

The Writer's Hotline Handbook
Provides suggestions on ways to improve writing effectiveness, language usage, punctuation, grammatical points, etc.

Stratton Sons and Mead Ltd

release date: Jan 01, 1994

Operatic Singing Style and the Gramophone

Scenes from a Childhood of Krishna on the Kailesanama Temple, Ellora

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