Multi-religiosity in Contemporary Sri Lanka Innovation, Shared Spaces, Contestations
Non-Shia Practices of Muḥarram in South Asia and the Diaspora Beyond Mourning
Religion and the City in India
Spaces of Religion in Urban South Asia
The Baghdadi Jews in India Maintaining Communities, Negotiating Identities and Creating Super-Diversity
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...