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The IANC volunteers recommend several books to you as a starting point in your search, including the Featured Books below. IANC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of Indian culture and traditions.

Featured Books:

Teach Yourself Sanskrit: A Complete Course for Beginners by Michael Coulson (Teach Yourself Publishing)
"Unsurpassed in lucidity and interest. Masterpiece of exposition". Our Bestseller!

Introduction to Sanskrit by Thomas Egenes
"Egenes is the best that I have seen"

Concise Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Davidovic Mladen.
Concise Dictionary.

Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Sir Monier Monier-Williams
Classic Sanskrit Dictionary for serious students

Sanskrit Grammar by William Dwight Whitney
"Fresh, readable, and a treasure. I used this book at the University of Washington and it is as great as ever."

Yoga Dictionary of Basic Sanskrit Terms by Kriyananda

Sacred Calligraphy of the East by John Stevens, Ron Suresha

Calligraphy in an ancient form of Devanagari (Siddham) still practiced in Japan.

Dictionary of Sanskrit Names by Integral Yoga Institute
An extensive list of beautiful Sanskrit names, along with their significance and spiritual meanings.

Language of the Gods by Judith M. Tyberg

First Lessons in Sanskrit Grammar and Reading by Judith M. Tyberg

Healing Mantras : Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing by Thomas Ashley-Farrand

In Search of the Cradle of Civilization : New Light on Ancient India by Georg Feuerstein, Subhash Kak, David Frawley
"A great book! Opens up a whole world of new revolutionary findings for the reader."

The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Basham
"Deals with the social , cultural , spiritual, political subjects and advances and developments made in those fields by Ancient India. Makes exciting reading"

A Historical Atlas of South Asia/With Map by by Joseph E. Schwartzberg (Editor), Shiva G. Bajpai (Editor)
An extremely valuable atlas for serious students of Indian history

Golden Fire : A Novel of Ancient India By Jonathan Fast
"We're back in the time ... just after Alexander's invasion, the time of Kalidasa, a time of sword fights and battle elephants."

The Hindu Temple : An Introduction to Its Meaning and Forms by George Michell
"Cultural, religious, and architectural significance of the temple"

Art of Khajuraho by R Nath

Love Song of the Dark Lord : Jayadeva's Gitagovinda
by Barbara Stoler Miller (Editor)

The Hermit and the Love-Thief by Bhartrihari, Bilhana, Barbara S. Miller (Translator)

Love Song of the Dark Lord : Jayadeva's Gitagovinda by Barbara Stoler Miller (Editor)

Cane Groves of Narmada River by Andrew Schelling (Editor) "Schelling does a marvelous job of rendering the poems"

Many more Sanskrit books...

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Recommended CDs/Cassettes:

Mantram: Chant Of India by Ravi Shankar
A journey into sublimity and a musical delight. A representative selection of chants, mantras and hymns from ancient Indian scriptures.

Vedic Chants/Hymns by Jitendra Abhisheki
"Simply exquisite. Pronunciation is so clear that even without a text to follow you can pick up words"

Om Namaha Shivaya by Robert Gass
"so soothing that you can almost feel your blood pressure drop and your body and soul relax as you listen".

Mantra by Premananda & Turkantam

Sacred Verses, Healing Sounds/Audio Cassettes V. I by Deepak Chopra
From Gita

Sacred Verses, Healing Sounds/Audio Cassett V. II by Deepak Chopra
Hymns of the Rig Veda

Ray Of Light by Madonna
Includes Shanti/Ashtangi that were in the news.

K by Kula Shaker
Includes Govinda and Tattva.


Ramayana by Ranchor Prime
"I felt like going back to my childhood, trapped by this amazing, wonderful epic tale. So simple, at the same time, so deep. I highly recommend it."

Mahabharata by William Buck
"A worthwhile version -- more true to the essence of an epic: a story for the people filled with meanings on many levels. Be captivated!"

Bhagavadgita by Edwin, Sir Arnold
"The GITA is as inspiring as it is poetic, in Edwin Arnold's translation."

Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by A. C. Bhaktivedant Prabhupada,
"A beautifully conceived masterpiece; it brings happiness."

Upanisads by Patrick Olivelle (Translator) First major English translation of the ancient Upanisads in more than half a century.

Hanuman: Based on Valmiki's Ramayana by Jendersen Erik, Ming Li (Illustrator), Joshua M. Greene, Erik Jendresen

Rig Veda : A Metrically Restored Text by Barend A. Van Nooten, Gary B. Holland (Editor), Berend A. Van Nooten, Barend A. Van Nooten
With an Introduction and Notes /Book and Disk.

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali : Patanjala Yoga Pradipika by B. K. S. Iyengar, Yehudi Menuhin "After almost a lifetime of yoga practice this text has brought together the emotional, physical and thinking parts ..."

Theater of Memory : The Plays of Kalidasa Translation by Barbara Miller

The Lives of the Jain Elders (Oxford World's Classics) by Hemacandra, Richard Fynes (Editor)

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