Reading List
Bengali Saints and the Divine Mother

Annada Thakur

Sri Sri Annada Thakur. A Life of Visions. Calcutta: Adyapeath Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha, 1968. (Original Bengali edition, 1928).

Ramakrishna

Chetanananda, Swami. Ramakrishna As We Saw Him. St. Louis: Vedanta Society of St. Louis, 1990.

Gnaneswarananda. Ramakrishna: The Man and the Power. Chicago: The Vedanta Society, 1936.

Gupta, Mahendranath, & Nikhilananda. The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1984.

Gupta, Mahendranath. Srisri Ramakrishna Kathamrta: Srima-kathita. Calcutta: Udvodhana Karyalaya, 1994.

Gupta, M. N., & S. Nikhilananda. Ramakrishna: Prophet of New India. Abridged from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, trans. into English with an intro. by Swami Nikhilananda. Foreword by Aldous Huxley. New York: Harper, 1989.

Hixon, Lex. Great Swan : Meetings With Ramakrishna. Boston: Shambhala, 1992. (Distributed by Random House).

Isherwood, Christopher. Ramakrishna and His Disciples. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1965.

Isherwood, C. Ramakrishna i ego ucheniki. Moskva: Ladomir, 1997.

Kakar, S. The Analyst and the Mystic: Psychoanalytic Reflections . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Lemaitre, S. Ramakrishna et la Vitalite de l'Hindouisme. English: Ramakrishna and the Vitality of Hinduism. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 1985.

M. [Mahendra Nath Gupta]. The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1984.

Mukerji, D.G. The face of silence. New York: Dutton, 1926.

Müller, F. M. Ramakrishna His Life and Sayings. London: Longmans Green, 1898.

Muller, F. M. Hindu revivalism in Bengal: Rammohan to Ramakrishna. Calcutta: Susil Gupta, 1989.

Olson, C. The Mysterious Play of Kali: An Interpretative Study of Ramakrishna. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990.

Prem, L. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. New Delhi: Sumit Publications, 1991.

Rolland, R. Mysticky a cinny zivot dnesní Indie. Praha.: Symposium, 1931.

Rolland, R. Vie de Ramakrishna. English: Life of Sri Ramakrishna. Trans. E.F. Malcolm-Smith. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1986.

Rolland, R., & E. F. Malcolm-Smith. Ramakrishna, the Man-Gods, and the Universal Gospel of Vivekananda: A Study of Mysticism and Action in Living India. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1929

Rolland, R., & E. F. Malcolm-Smith. Prophets of the New India. New York: A. & C. Boni, 1930.

Saradananda, S. Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master by Swami Saradananda. Trans. Swami Jagadananda. Mylapore: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1987.

Schiffman, Richard. Sri Ramakrishna: A Prophet for the New Age. New York: Paragon House, 1989.

Sil, N. P. Ramakrsna Paramahamsa: A Psychological Profile. Leiden, Netherlands, New York: E.J. Brill, 1991.

Smaranananda. The Story of Ramakrishna. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1976.

Stark, C. A. God of All: Sri Ramakrishna's Approach to Religious Plurality. Cape Cod, MA: n.p., 1976.

Swami Saradananda. The Story of Ramakrishna. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1976.

Vivekananda, S. Inspired Talks: My Master and Other Writings. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1958.

Bengali Saints

June McDaniel. The Madness of the Saints: Ecstatic religion is Bengal. University of Chicago press, 1989.

The Divine Mother

Avalon, Arthur. Tantra of the Great Liberation (Mahanirvana Tantra). New York: Dover, 1972.

Brown, C. Mackenzie. The Triumph of the Goddess: The Canonical Models and Theological Visions of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana. SUNY series in Hindu studies. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990. Includes bibliographical references.

Coburn, Thomas B. Devi-Mahatmya: The Crystallization of the Goddess Tradition. With foreword by Daniel H. H. Ingalls. Columbia, MO: South Asia Books, 1985.

Coburn, Thomas B. Encountering the Goddess: A Translation of the Devi-Mahatmya and a Study of its Interpretation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Erndl, Kathleen. Victory to the Mother: The Hindu Goddess of Northwest India in Myth, Ritual, and Symbol. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Harding, Elizabeth U. Kali: The Black Goddess of Dakshineswar. York Beach, ME: Nicolas-Hays, Inc., 1993. An accessible introduction to Kali and Sri Ramakrishna.

Hixon, Lex. Mother of the Universe: Visions of the Goddess and Tantric Hymns of Enlightenment. Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1994.

Hymn to Kali (Karpuradi-stotra). Ed. Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe). 3rd ed.With intro. and commentary by Vimalananda-Svami. Madras: Ganesh, 1965. English and Sanskrit; introductory matter in English.

Kinsley, David R. The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Krsna, Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology. Delhi: Vikas Pub. House, 1976. Incudes bibliographical references.

Kinsley, David R. Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. Includes bibliographical references and index.

McLean, Malcolm. Devoted to the Goddess: the life and work of Ramprasad. SUNY series in Hindu studies. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Woodroffe, Sir John. The Garland of Letters (Varnamala): Studies in the Mantra-Sastra. 4th ed. With foreword by T.M.P. Mahadevan. Madras: Ganesh, 1963.


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