Rick Rogers, Ph.D.
Eastern Michigan University
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Better Writing


Mohandas K. Gandhi, An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Tenzin Gyatso, Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama


General: Hinduism:
Harvard Pluralism Project Ann Arbor Chinmaya Mission
Academic Religion Info Gateway HinduNet.Org
Beliefnet & Human Rights Hindu Scriptures
Women and Religion & Religious Tolerance Shiva-Shakti Mandalam
Religion & Ethics (PBS Sunday 7:30 AM) Hindu Studies Links
U-M Links for South Asian Religions More Links
KillingtheBuddha.com Gandhi Homepage
Buddhism: Jainism & Sikhism:
Ann Arbor Jewel Heart Comprehensive Site for Jainism
Ann Arbor Zen Temple Comprehensive Site for Sikhism
Zen Buddhist Virtual Library Sikh Philosophy
A Short Guide to Tibetan Buddhism Guru Granth Sahib
Journal of Buddhist Ethics Studies in Jainism: Links
Introduction to Buddhism Studies in Sikhism: Links
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
Essentials of Buddhism
Dharma 101
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
Buddhist Studies Links
More Links
Dalai Lama Homepage


Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

John Bowker's The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions.

Keith Crim's The Pereninial Dictionary of World Religions.

Mircea Eliade's The Harper Collins Concise Guide to World Religions.

John R. Hinnells' A New Dictionary of Religions.

Bruce B. Lawrence's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Religions Online.

Stephan Schuhmacher's The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion.

Asian Religions in General

A. L.  Basham's Cultural History of India.

Patrick S. Bresnan's Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought.

Roger Eastman's The Ways of Religion: An Introduction to the Major Taditions.
    This text has a fine collection of articles on Hinduism and Buddhism.

Friedhelm Hardy's The Religious Culture of India: Power, Love and Wisdom.

Michael Jordan's Eastern Wisdom: Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.

Joseph M. Kitagawa's The Religious Traditions of Asia.

Donald S. Lopez's Religions of India: In Practice.

Theodore M. Ludwig's The Sacred Paths of the East.

Ian P. McGreal's Great Thinkers of the Eastern World.

Willard G. Oxtoby's World Religions: Eastern Traditions.

Nancy Wilson Ross's Three Ways of Asian Wisdom: Hinduism, Buddhism and Zen.

Ninian Smart's Religions of Asia.

Robert E. Van Voorst's Anthology of Asian Scriptures.


A. L. Basham's The origins and Development of Classical Hinduism.

T. P. Blurton's Hindu Art.

Howard Coward's Hindu Ethics: Purity, Abortion and Euthanasia.

Diana L. Eck's Banaras: City of Lights.

________ Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India.

________ Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras.

Gavin Flood's An Introduction to Hinduism.

C. J. Fuller's The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India.

David L. Haberman's Journey Through the Twelve Forests: An Encounter with Krishna.

D. Hartsuiker's Sadhus, the Holy Men of India.

John Stratton Hawley's Devi: Goddesses of India.

Natalia Isayeva's Shankara and Indian Philosophy.

Klaus K. Klostermaier's A Survey of Hinduism

David M. Knipe's Hinduism: Experiments in the Sacred.

R. Minor's Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavadgita.

Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty's Hindu Myths.

Bansi Pandit's The Hindu Mind: Fundamentals of Hindu Religion.

Roy Perrett's Hindu Ethics: A Philosophical Study.

Tracy Pintchman's The Rise of the Goddess in Hindu Tradition.

William Sax's The Gods at Play: Lila in South Asia.

Arvind Sharma's The Concept of Universal Religion in Modern Hindu Thought.

Alistair Shearer's The Hindu Vision.

Joanne Punzo Waghorne's Gods of Flesh, Gods of Stone: The Embodiment of Divinity in India.

Stanley Wolpert's Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.


John F. Avedon's In Exile from the Land of Snows.

Anne Bancroft's Zen: Direct Pointing to Reality.

Heinz Bechert's The World of Buddhism.

Jose Ignacio Cabezon's Buddhism, Sexuality and Gender.

Lama Surya Das's Awakening The Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom.

Wm. Theodore De Bary's The Buddhist Tradition in India, China and Japan.

The Dalai Lama's Buddha Heart, Buddha Mind: Living the Four Noble Truths.

________ The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus.

Heinrich Dumoulin's A History of Zen Buddhism.

Robert F. Fisher's Buddhist Art and Architecture.

Rick Fields' How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America.

Richard Gombrich's Theravada Buddhism: A Social History.

Rita Gross' Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis and Reconstuction of Buddhism.

Thich Nhat Hanh's Being Peace.

________ Living Buddha, Living Christ.

________ The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching.

Joseph M. Kitagawa's Buddhism and Asian History.

Robert C. Lester's Buddhism: The Path to Nirvana.

Donald S. Lopez's Buddhism in Practice.

Philip Rawson's Sacred Tibet.

Noble Ross Reat's Buddhism: A History.

Nancy Wilson Ross's Buddhism: A Way of Life and Thought.

Robert A. F. Thurman's Essential Tibetan Buddhism.

D. T. Suzuki's Introduction to Zen Buddhism.

Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.

Jainism & Sikhism

W. Owen Cole's The Sikhs: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices.

P. Dundas' The Jains.

J. S. Grewal's The Sikhs of the Pujab.

Padmanabh Jaini's Gender and Salvation: Jaina Debates on the Spiritual Liberation of Women.

K. S. Khushwant's A History of the Sikhs.

W. H. McLeod's Sikhism.

Pratapaditya Pal's The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India.

Ashim Kumar Roy's A History of the Jainas.