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This book is meant for people interested in Indian religion, literature, history and general culture. While scholarly in its presentation and based on the most up-to-date literature, it is clearly written and intended to be accessible to students of South Asian religion. Indian Religions is an anthology of written and oral texts by spiritual teachers from South Asia. The period covered is some 3500 years – from the period of the Rig Veda to the 1980s. About a hundred mystics and anonymous texts are included. All the major traditions (Vedic-Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sufi and Sikh) as well as heterodox and transgressive traditions, are represented.