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Satyagraha The Gandhian Faith in Non-Violence

Satyagraha: The Gandhian Faith in Non-Violence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jesse Van Der Valk
October 31, 2022

There have been few true examples of the use of non-violent political campaigns since Gandhi developed his technique of satyagraha. Given the obvious benefits of non-violence, this begs the question why. Satyagraha answers this question by showing that the technique of satyagraha is religious as ...

Religious Authority in South Asia Generating the Guru

Religious Authority in South Asia: Generating the Guru

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By István Keul, Srilata Raman
September 30, 2022

This book focuses on genealogies of religious authority in South Asia, examining the figure of the guru in narrative texts, polemical tracts, hagiographies, histories, in contemporary devotional communities, New Age spiritual movements and global guru organizations. Experts in the field present ...

Devas, Demons and Buddhist Cosmology in Sri Lanka Apotheosis and the Spiritual Progression of Hūniyam

Devas, Demons and Buddhist Cosmology in Sri Lanka: Apotheosis and the Spiritual Progression of Hūniyam

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell
August 19, 2022

This book examines the worship of devas and demons in Sri Lanka, illustrating how diverse influences interacted to create the Sinhala Buddhist cosmology. The work explains the processes by which apotheosis plays an important role in revitalizing that cosmology. The author offers an examination of ...

Muslim Communities and Cultures of the Himalayas Conceptualizing the Global Ummah

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Jacqueline H. Fewkes, Megan Adamson Sijapati
August 01, 2022

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 ...

Popular Hinduism, Stories and Mobile Performances The Voice of Morari Bapu in Multiple Media

Popular Hinduism, Stories and Mobile Performances: The Voice of Morari Bapu in Multiple Media

1st Edition

By Mrinal Pande
June 24, 2022

This book addresses the recent transformations of popular Hinduism by focusing upon the religious cum artistic practice of Ramkatha, staged narratives of the Ramcharitmanas. Focusing on the sensory and media experiences, the author examines the aesthetics and dynamics of the Ramkatha ethnoscape ...

The Transformation of Tamil Religion Ramalinga Swamigal (1823–1874) and Modern Dravidian Sainthood

The Transformation of Tamil Religion: Ramalinga Swamigal (1823–1874) and Modern Dravidian Sainthood

1st Edition

By Srilata Raman
April 27, 2022

This book analyses the religious ideology of a Tamil reformer and saint, Ramalinga Swamigal of the 19th century and his posthumous reception in the Tamil country and sheds light on the transformation of Tamil religion that both his works and the understanding of him brought about. The book traces ...

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

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

1st Edition

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

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 (the Deccan, the Punjab, Singapore, South Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago)...

Religion and the City in India

Religion and the City in India

1st Edition

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

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 ...

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 ...

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