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Re: Information and Help
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 16:15:38 PST


Dear Sri Rajalingam,

Good English books (on srivaishnavam) are: (as far as I know):

1. Sri SMS Chari's books on:

Vaishnavism (an excellent book in simple English)
Advaita and Visistadvaita (based on Swamy Desikan's Satadushani)
Theistic mysticism of Alwars
The Philosophy of Vedantha suthra
Fundamentals of Visistadvaita (based on Swamy Desikan's magnum opus-
Tatvamukthakalapam, where Swamy refutes other schools of religion based on logic
alone and establishes the unparalleled Visistadvaita Srivaishnava sri).

The above books are available in Motilal Banarasidas publications in India. (you
may go to their website also and order).

2 Oppiliappan Koil Sri VN Gopaladesikan's book on "dialogue on Hinduism"
(available in Visistadvaita Research Center, 66 Dr. Rangachari Road, Mylapore,
Chennai. 600004 India. Very simple and nice to follow.

There is also a series of Posts on " Hinduism Rediscovered" written by Sri Anbil
Ramaswamy ( a bhakti list member). It is also very good for a novice like me.
Search for "Hinduism Rediscovered" in bhakti archives or go to and click saranagati electronic journal and read
archives under this subject.

You may also click under books in Sri Mani Varadarajan's Srivaishnava Home
page.. for list of books recommended.

Erudite scholars of the list may add.

Narayana Narayana

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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