Also suggest some other Hindu books.
I recently bought the Devi-Bhagavata purana from amazon. It has been translated into English by Swami Vijnanananda wich was a direct disciple from Ramakrishna but i have doubts that it is correct. I will give 2 examples. If the translation is true than how can Shaktas follow it?
example 1 from chapter 3
18-24. At every Manvantara, in each Dvâpara Yuga, Veda Vyâsa expounds the Purânas
duly to preserve the religion. Veda Vyâsa is no other person than Visnu Himself; He, in the
form of Veda Vyâsa, divides the (one) Veda into four parts, in every Dvâpara Yuga, for the
good of the world. The Brahmânas of the Kali age are shortlived and their intellect (Buddhi)
is not sharp; they cannot realise the meaning after studying the Vedas; knowing this in every
Dvâpara Yuga Bhagavân expounds the holy Purâna Samhitas. The more so because
women, S’udras, and the lower Dvijas are not entitled to hear the Vedas; for their good, the
Purânas have been composed.
example 2 from chapter 4
15-27. There is no prospect in the after birth of the sonless; never, never will Heaven be his.
Without son, there is none other who can be of help in the next world. Thus in the Dharma
S’âstras, Manu and other Munis declare that the man who has sons goes to Heaven and the
sonless one can never go to Heaven. The man possessing a son is entitled to the Heavenly
pleasures can be vividly seen, rather than imagined. The man with son is freed from sins;
this is the word of the Vedas. The sonless man becomes very much distressed even at the
time of death and while lying on bed that is ground at that time, mournfully thinks. “This all
my vast wealth, various things, this my beautiful house, who will enjoy all these?”