What are the best books with the Hindu God Shiva?

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    #1Speaking of Siva

    Speaking of Siva

    Speaking of Siva is a book containing a selection of free-verse sayings about the Hindu god Siva. It was published by Penguin Classics on August 30, 1973. The book is available on Amazon for Kindle and hard copy.

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    Lawrence Lawrence
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "If you are looking for a book with poetry that speaks to your senses, this is the perfect book as there are many references to quite a bit of experiences. It covers everything from traditional beliefs to superstitions and makes it relatable regardless of what type of person you are. "
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    #2Siva: The Erotic Ascetic

    Siva: The Erotic Ascetic
    Siva: The Erotic Ascetic is a non-fiction book by Wendy Doniger. It was published on May 28, 1981 by Oxford University Press. Siva: The Erotic Ascetic discusses the Hindu god Siva and how he relates to spirituality and desire.
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    Benjamin Douglas
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Shiva is a deity with many contradictions. He is a yogi (celibate) and a householder. He is a world-renouncer and a lover. How can we reconcile these contradictions? If we dig deep, we find that they are not contradictions at all. They are expressions of the same thing, in opposite ways. There are very few books on Shiva, however I find this is a good explanation of a complex deity."
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    #3The Presence of Siva

    The Presence of Siva

    The Presence of Siva is a non-fiction book written by Stella Kramrisch. It was published on January 31, 1994 by Princeton University Press. In The Presence of Siva, Stella Kramrisch translated Sanskrit texts about Shiva.

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    Catherine Fox
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "perfect!"
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    #4Gently Falls the Bakula

    Gently Falls the Bakula

    Gently Falls the Bakula is a contemporary novel written by Sudha Murty. Published by Penguin Books on January 30, 2008, Gently Falls the Bakula tells the story of an Indian couple and their highs and lows of their marriage.

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    Amy Hayes
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "There some things in this book that I didn't totally understand because of the differences in Indian culture and my own but the author did a good job of explaining them. It's a book I wouldn't mind passing on to my friends to read."
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    #5Tales of Shiva

    Tales of Shiva

    Tales of Shiva is a comic book created by Anant Pai. Published by India Book House on July 20, 2003, Tales of Shiva is an illustrated account of various myths and legends of the revered Hindu God, Shiva.

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    Henry Chapman
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If you like other cultures folklore this is a pleasant read. Even has pictures. I'd read it again."
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    #6Concept of Rudra-Siva Through the Ages

    Concept of Rudra-Siva Through the Ages

    Concept of Rudra-Siva Through the Ages is a book written by Mahadev Chakravarti. Published by Motilal Banarsidass on January 18, 1995, Concept of Rudra-Siva Through the Ages details the change in the perception of Siva through the ages.

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    Shreyas Jaiteley
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Concept of Rudra-Siva Through the Ages is a different style of book than I traditionally would read but it seems to be well thought out and should make for a good read."
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    #7Dancing With Siva

    Dancing With Siva

    Dancing With Siva is a non-fiction book written by Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Published on June 28, 2003 by Himalayan Academy Publications, Dancing With Siva is a philosophical book about contemporary Hindu catechism.

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    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Offer a decent description of what the book is about. Give some good details."
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    #8The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions
    This book has all the answers about the many religions that coexist these days: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. It also includes information about less-known religions, and complete information about their symbols, rituals, celebrations and deities. 




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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a great starting point if you're looking into world religions, even the Hindu God, Shiva. Lots of religions out there can seem complicated to those with atheistic or monotheistic upbringings, but a good like The Complete Idiots Guide never fails to deliver."
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    #9A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity

    A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity
    The second volume of Mircea Eliade's History of Religious Ideas encompasses the religions from ancient China to the birth of Christianity, as well as Hinduism, the story of Siddharta Gautama, and many more.
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    Tammy Tran
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Great theology book. I was fascinated by it."
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    #10The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism

    This book has everything you need to know about the world's oldest religion: its history, customs and beliefs are fully covered, and you will be able to read amazing stories from the Hindu history and literature. 

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    Daniel Mitchell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The title pretty much sums it up. The book breaks down everything you need to know about the Hindu religion. I love this book. You don't have to be theologian to enjoy it. It's informative and even Hindu's may learn something new from it! "

Summary

Best What are the best books with the Hindu God Shiva
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Speaking of SivaBooks 30 Paid
2Siva: The Erotic AsceticBooks 27 Paid
3The Presence of SivaBooks 24 Paid
4Gently Falls the BakulaBooks 19 Paid
5Tales of Shiva Books 16 Paid
6Concept of Rudra-Siva Through the AgesBooks 8 Paid
7Dancing With SivaBooks 7 Paid
8The Complete Idiot's Guide to World ReligionsBooks 4 Paid
9A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of ChristianityBooks 3 Paid
10The Complete Idiot's Guide to HinduismBooks 1 Paid
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