This series aims to meet a fundamental need in the study of religions, namely that for new, reliable translations of major texts. Each volume in the series covers a wide range of literature, including liturgy and legend, folklore and faith, mysticism and modern thought, political issues, poetry and popular writings. Attention is paid to daily religious life as exemplified in worship or in law, as well as to great movements of thought. The translations are accompanied by generous annotation, glosses, and explanations, thus providing valuable aids to understanding the special character of each religion.
Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty is the Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. She is the author of "Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts; Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities;" and "Tales of Sex and Violence," all published by the University of Chicago Press. John R. Hinnells is professor of comparative religion at the University of Manchester. He is the author of "Handbook of Living Religions" and editor of the" Penguin Dictionary of Religions."