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Routledge Hindu Studies Series


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This series, in association with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, intends primarily  the publication of constructive Hindu theological, philosophical and ethical projects aimed at bringing Hindu traditions into dialogue with contemporary trends in scholarship and contemporary society. The series invites original, high quality, research level work on religion, culture and society of Hindus living in India and abroad. Proposals for annotated translations of important primary sources and studies in the history of the Hindu religious traditions will also be considered.

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Goddess Traditions in India Theological Poems and Philosophical Tales in the Tripurārahasya

Goddess Traditions in India: Theological Poems and Philosophical Tales in the Tripurārahasya

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Silvia Schwarz Linder
April 01, 2022

This book on the Tripurārahasya, a South Indian Sanskrit work which occupies a unique place in the Śākta literature, is a study of the Śrīvidyā and Śākta traditions in the context of South Indian intellectual history in the late middle ages. Associated with the religious tradition known as Śrīvidyā...

Hindu–Christian Dual Belonging

Hindu–Christian Dual Belonging

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Daniel J. Soars, Nadya Pohran
March 04, 2022

This book focuses on dual belonging within Hindu-Christian contexts. Written by experts in a variety of fields, the chapters explore the theological, philosophical, and cultural anthropological debates relating to religious pluralism, religious language and social identity while addressing the ...

Politics and Religion in Eighteenth-Century India Jaisingh II and the Rise of Public Theology in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism

Politics and Religion in Eighteenth-Century India: Jaisingh II and the Rise of Public Theology in Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism

1st Edition

By Sachi K. Patel
September 30, 2021

This book explores the contribution of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava theology to polity and public engagement during the reign of Jaisingh II in the early eighteenth century in North India. The book analyses specialised treatises produced by the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas which provide theological foundations to endorse...

Vaiśeṣikasūtra – A Translation

Vaiśeṣikasūtra – A Translation

1st Edition

By Ionut Moise, Ganesh U. Thite
July 27, 2021

This book introduces readers to Indian philosophy by presenting the first integral English translation of Vaiśeṣikasūtra as preserved by the earliest canonical commentary of Candrānanda (7th century AD) on the old aphorisms of the Vaiśeṣika school of Indian philosophy. The present monograph offers ...

Indian Perspectives on Consciousness, Language and Self The School of Recognition on Linguistics and Philosophy of Mind

Indian Perspectives on Consciousness, Language and Self: The School of Recognition on Linguistics and Philosophy of Mind

1st Edition

By Marco Ferrante
September 01, 2020

This book examines the theory of consciousness developed by the school of Recognition, an Indian philosophical tradition that thrived around the tenth c. CE in Kashmir, and argues that consciousness has a linguistic nature. It situates the doctrines of the tradition within the broader Indian ...

The Goddess and the Sun in Indian Myth Power, Preservation and Mirrored Māhātmyas in the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa

The Goddess and the Sun in Indian Myth: Power, Preservation and Mirrored Māhātmyas in the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa

1st Edition

By Raj Balkaran
April 28, 2020

In analyzing the parallels between myths glorifying the Indian Great Goddess, Durgā, and those glorifying the Sun, Sūrya, found in the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, this book argues for an ideological ecosystem at work in the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa privileging worldly values, of which Indian kings, the Goddess (...

The Legacy of Vaiṣṇavism in Colonial Bengal

The Legacy of Vaiṣṇavism in Colonial Bengal

1st Edition

Edited By Ferdinando Sardella, Lucian Wong
December 02, 2019

This book offers a focused examination of the Bengali Vaiṣṇava tradition in its manifold forms in the pivotal context of British colonialism in South Asia. Bringing together scholars from across the disciplines of social and intellectual history, philology, theology, and anthropology to ...

Salvation in Indian Philosophy Perfection and Simplicity for Vaiśeṣika

Salvation in Indian Philosophy: Perfection and Simplicity for Vaiśeṣika

1st Edition

By Ionut Moise
November 27, 2019

This book offers a comprehensive description of the ‘doctrine of salvation’ (niḥśreyasa/ mokṣa) and Vaiśeṣika, one of the oldest philosophical systems of Indian philosophy and provides an overview of theories in other related Indian philosophical systems and classical doctrines of salvation. The ...

Vedic Practice, Ritual Studies and Jaimini’s Mīmāṃsāsūtras Dharma and the Enjoined Subject

Vedic Practice, Ritual Studies and Jaimini’s Mīmāṃsāsūtras: Dharma and the Enjoined Subject

1st Edition

By Samuel G. Ngaihte
July 02, 2019

Drawing on insights from Indian intellectual tradition, this book examines the conception of dharma by Jaimini in his Mīmāṃsāsūtras, assessing its contemporary relevance, particularly within ritual scholarship. Presenting a hermeneutical re-reading of the text, it investigates the theme of the ...

Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism in Bengal Social Impact and Historical Implications

Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism in Bengal: Social Impact and Historical Implications

1st Edition

By Joseph T. O'Connell, Rembert Lutjeharms
November 05, 2018

Within the broad Hindu religious tradition, there have been for millennia many subtraditions generically called Vaiṣṇava, who insist that the most appropriate mode of religious faith and experience is bhakti, or devotion, to the supreme personal deity, Viṣṇu. Caitanya Vaiṣṇavas are a community...

Epistemologies and the Limitations of Philosophical Inquiry Doctrine in Madhva Vedanta

Epistemologies and the Limitations of Philosophical Inquiry: Doctrine in Madhva Vedanta

1st Edition

By Deepak Sarma
August 14, 2018

Deepak Sarma explores the degree to which outsiders can understand and interpret the doctrine of the Màdhva school of Vedànta. The school is based on insider epistemology which is so restrictive that few can learn its intricate doctrines. This book reveals the complexity of studying traditions ...

The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion

The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo: Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion

1st Edition

By Brainerd Prince
August 14, 2018

Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. This book is an enquiry into the integral philosophy of Aurobindo and its contemporary relevance. It offers a reading of Aurobindo’s key texts by bringing them into conversation with religious studies and the hermeneutical ...

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