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Multi-religiosity in Contemporary Sri Lanka Innovation, Shared Spaces, Contestations

Multi-religiosity in Contemporary Sri Lanka: Innovation, Shared Spaces, Contestations

1st Edition

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Edited By Mark P. Whitaker, Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, Pathmanesan Sanmugeswaran
September 27, 2021

This book presents a collection of original research about every day, innovative, interactive, and multiple religiosities among Sri Lankan Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and devotees of New Religious Movements in post-war Sri Lanka. The contributors examine the unique and innovative ...

Non-Shia Practices of Muḥarram in South Asia and the Diaspora Beyond Mourning

Non-Shia Practices of Muḥarram in South Asia and the Diaspora: Beyond Mourning

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Pushkar Sohoni, Torsten Tschacher
September 27, 2021

This book analyses engagements with non-Shia practices of Muḥarram celebrations in the past and present, in South Asia and within a larger diaspora. Breaking new ground by bringing together a variety of regional perspectives (Bengal, the Deccan, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, and Singapore) and ...

Religion and the City in India

Religion and the City in India

1st Edition

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Edited By Supriya Chaudhuri
August 20, 2021

This book offers fresh theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses of the relation between religion and the city in the South Asian context. Uniting the historical with the contemporary by looking at the medieval and early modern links between religious faith and urban settlement, the book ...

Islam and Religious Change in Pakistan Sufis and Ulema in 20th Century South Asia

Islam and Religious Change in Pakistan: Sufis and Ulema in 20th Century South Asia

1st Edition

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By Saadia Sumbal
July 29, 2021

This book examines the history of, and the contestations on, Islam and the nature of religious change in 20th century Pakistan, focusing in particular on movements of Islamic reform and revival. This book is the first to bring the different facets of Islam, particularly Islamic reformism and ...

Spaces of Religion in Urban South Asia

Spaces of Religion in Urban South Asia

1st Edition

Edited By István Keul
February 25, 2021

This book explores religion in various spatial constellations in South Asian cities, including religious centres such as Varanasi, Madurai and Nanded, and cities not readily associated with religion, such as Mumbai and Delhi. Contributors from different disciplines discuss a large variety of urban ...

Muslim Communities and Cultures of the Himalayas Conceptualizing the Global Ummah

Muslim Communities and Cultures of the Himalayas: Conceptualizing the Global Ummah

1st Edition

Edited By Jacqueline H. Fewkes, Megan Adamson Sijapati
December 21, 2020

This book chronicles individual perspectives and specific iterations of Muslim community, practice, and experience in the Himalayan region to bring into scholarly conversation the presence of varying Muslim cultures in the Himalaya. The Himalaya provide a site of both geographic and cultural ...

Ritual Journeys in South Asia Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space

Ritual Journeys in South Asia: Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space

1st Edition

Edited By Christoph Bergmann, Jürgen Schaflechner
August 27, 2019

This book focuses on the ritualized forms of mobility that constitute phenomena of pilgrimage in South Asia and establishes a new analytical framework for the study of ritual journeys. The book advances the conceptual scope of ‘classical’ Pilgrimage Studies and provides empirical depth through ...

Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers

Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia: Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers

1st Edition

Edited By Gil Ben-Herut, Jon Keune, Anne E. Monius
July 23, 2019

This book explores the key motif of the religious other in devotional (bhakti) literatures and practices from across the Indian subcontinent unmasks processes of representation that involve adoption, appropriation, and rejection of different social and religious agents. The book reconsiders and ...

The Baghdadi Jews in India Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identities and Creating Super-Diversity

The Baghdadi Jews in India: Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identities and Creating Super-Diversity

1st Edition

Edited By Shalva Weil
July 08, 2019

This book explores the extraordinary differentiation of the Baghdadi Jewish community over time during their sojourn in India from the end of the eighteenth century until their dispersion to Indian diasporas in Israel and English-speaking countries throughout the world after India gained ...

Religion and Technology in India Spaces, Practices and Authorities

Religion and Technology in India: Spaces, Practices and Authorities

1st Edition

Edited By Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold
May 31, 2018

Religion tends to flourish when technological developments create new possibilities for communication and representation, and simultaneously change as a consequence of these developments. This book explores intersections between religion and technology in India, at the present and in the colonial ...

Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia Living with Bengali Bauls

Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia: Living with Bengali Bauls

1st Edition

By Kristin Hanssen
April 30, 2018

Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling around the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As emblems of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on ...

Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka: Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

1st Edition

By Elizabeth J. Harris
April 06, 2018

Space is dynamic, political and a cause of conflict. It bears the weight of human dreams and fears. Conflict is caused not only by spatial exclusivism but also by an inclusivism that seeks harmony through subordinating the particularity of the Other to the world view of the majority. This book uses...

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