India: Internet Resources

General Resources

Global Hindu Electronic Network
The Hindu: Online Edition of India's National Newspaper
Complete daily edition of the paper, a chat room and net forum, as well as a World Wide Web index in the indiaPages.
Indian Literary Classics Home Page at Geocities
A small collection of literary resources, including Kalidasa, the Bhagavadgita, and the Kamasutra, maintained by G. N. Reddy, PhD, Organic Chemstry, Oregon State University.
Harappa
Commercial site run by Omar Khan, Jim McCall; Indian history and culture before 1947; Indus civilization
The Indian Express
News and financial news about India online

Harappa/Mohenjodaro/Indus Valley Civilization

A History of India and Hindu Dharma
Accounts of the Aryan and anti-Aryan histories of India by Neha K. Desai, masters of science student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Manitoba
Harappa
Commercial site run by Omar Khan, Jim McCall
The Indus Story
The Smithsonian Institution. Excellent summary of Indus Valley history for an upcoming exhibition.
The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India
David Frawley. An article critical of mainstream interpretation of the Indus Valley and Aryan-Dravidian conflict.
Peoples and Languages in Pre-Islamic Indus Valley
Dr. Tariq Rahman. Excellent, long article on the Indus Valley discoveries.
Sarasvati-Sindhu Civilization
Dr.S. Kalyanaraman, Madras, India; village civilization contemporary with Indus Valley civilization.

Hinduism: General Resources

The Hindu Ethic of Ahimsa
Long and detailed article from Hinduism Today
Hinduism
Pictures, texts, and links created and maintained by Vipul Kapadia, MBA, Systems Support Analyst for NAU Foundation
Hinduism Today
On-line magazine of contemporary Hinduism by the Himalaya Academy in Hawaii

Vedic Culture

Hymns from the Rig Veda
From Reading About the World, edited by Paul Brians, PhD, Professor, Department of English, Washington State University
The Naked Saints of India
A controversial topic in Vedic studies involves the pre-Vedic saints, who are important in Tantra as (maybe) originary founders; this article, orginally published in Values , outlines a non-critical and Tantric history of pre-Vedic religion and its influence on the Vedic religion.
The Purusha Sukta, the Vedic Hymn on the Supreme Being
The most important of the Vedic hymns in a translation by V. Sundar
The Rig Veda
Selections from The Hindu Scriptures , translated and edited by R. C. Zaehner (Everyman Library, 1966); page maintained by Mountain Man GRAPHICS
Vedic Culture

Upanishads and Vedanta

Katha Upanishad
Edition prepared by P.F. Brown, Mountain Man GRAPHICS
Upanishadic Philosophy
A brilliant, introductory set of resources and texts compiled by Sreedhar Chintalapaty, masters student, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Memphis

Jainism

An Introduction to Jainism
Brief and accurate description of Jainism as a religion
Jain History: An Outline
Outline history from a Jain point of view (which differs from the Western history of Jainism) with detailed articles and links by Yashwant K. Malaiya, Professor, Computer Science Department, Colorado State University
The Jain World Wide Web Page
Jainism
Jain Studies
Links from DeMontfort University, UK

Vaishnava

Frequently Asked Questions about Vaishnava
FAQ for soc.religion.vaishnava
Sri Vaishnava Home Page
Texts and images maintained by Mani Varadarajan

Tantrism

Tantrik Home Page
Award-winning site with essays and primary texts; maintained by Mike Magee

Indian and Hindu Art

Alamkara: 5000 Years of Indian Art
Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore; National Heritage Board, Singapore; National Museum, New Dehli
Mohan's Hindu Image Gallery
Rich resource of images of Hindu gods; by Mohan Avyar
South and Southeast Asian Art
Dancing Devata sculpture (12th century) from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Indian Music and Dance

Batish Institute of Indian Music and Fine Arts
Carnatic Music Reference Articles
A rich resource of articles published in rec.music.indian.classical, The Hindu, and Indian Express; collected by Mohan Avyar
Indian Classical Dance Forms

Indian Literature


Primary Texts
Andal's Thiruppaavai
A classic Tamil poem in PostScript format in Tamil with an English translation by Dr. K. Srinivasan
Hymns from the Rig Veda
From Reading About the World, edited by Paul Brians, PhD, Professor, Department of English, Washington State University
The Purusha Sukta, the Vedic Hymn on the Supreme Being
The most important of the Vedic hymns in a translation by V. Sundar
Shakuntala: A Play by Kalidasa
Translated by G. N. Reddy, PhD, Organic Chemstry, Oregon State University. Part of the Indian Literary Classics Home Page at Geocities

Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita
Vermont electronic archive; poorly formatted edition
Bhagavad Gita, The Song of God
Short selection of fragments collected by Paul Harrison
The Song Celestial, or Bhagavad Gita
Sir Edwin Arnold translation (antiquated English) with no annotations and Indian words; HTML prepared by Shawn Knight, UNIX consultant for Carnegie Mellon University
Bibliographies
Indus Valley civilization bibliography
Prepared by Ilona Aranovsky for Harappa.
Newsgroups
alt.hindu
alt.religion.vaisnava
rec.music.indian.classical
soc.culture.bengali
soc.culture.india
soc.culture.indian


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1996, Richard Hooker
Updated 9-11-97