As the Book Review Editor for the Indian Philosophy Blog I thought it might be helpful to occasionally make a note of books that may be good subjects for future reviews. If you’re not sure what our reviews look like, see some recent examples here and here.
Here are some books that may be of interest for potential reviewers:
- Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad Gītā, and the Meaning of Life by Jayadvaita Swami. (See here for more details. We can provide a complimentary electronic or paper copy for a potential reviewer).
- The Yogavāsiṣṭha of Vālmīki: The Mind and Its Creation by Kuldip Kumar Dhiman. (See here for more details. We can provide a complimentary electronic copy for a potential reviewer).
- Greek Buddha: Pyrrho’s Encounter With Early Buddhism in Central Asia by Christopher I. Beckwith. (See here for more details.)
- Indian Buddhist Philosophy by Amber Carpenter. (See here for more details.)
- The Moon Points Back edited by Koji Tanaka, Yasuo Deguchi, Jay L. Garfield, and Graham Priest. (See here for more details).
- Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy by Evan Thompson. (See here for more details).
- The Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali: A Biography by David Gordon White. (See here for more details and here for a review of another book in the same series by our very own Matthew Dasti).
- Encounters of Mind: Luminosity and Personhood in Indian and Chinese Thought by Douglas L. Berger. (See here for more details).
If you’re interested in possibly contributing a book review for the blog, whether of one of the books above or of another book, please see our Book Review Guidelines for my contact information. If you have ideas for other books you’d like to see reviewed on the blog, please feel free to reply in the comments below.
I am interested in reviewing the book ‘Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad Gītā, and the Meaning of Life’ by Jayadvaita Swami. Kindly mail me the paper copy of the book in the address given below:
Dr. Devasia M. Antony
Department of Philosophy
University of Delhi
Dr. Antony, I have already located a reviewer for this book. If there is another book you’d like to review, please see the Book Review Guidelines for my contact information.
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Dear BookLover, I suspect our reviewers will not find this book relevant to philosophy, at least not directly, but I will leave that up to their judgement.
Ok, thanks. Please let me know if anyone is interested.