Philosophy: Indian Philosophy

  • Buddhism, Ethics, and the Good Life: A Comparative Introduction book cover

    Buddhism, Ethics, and the Good Life

    A Comparative Introduction

    By Bradford Cokelet

    Buddhism contains many important and novel ethical ideas and arguments, from the centrality of suffering to the ideas of the 'no-self' and rebirth. It also includes ideas shared with certain Western ethical theories, such as the importance of character and moral knowledge. However, the two…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers book cover

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    Edited by Stephen Leach, James Tartaglia

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters, each focusing on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, that imaginatively engages…

    Paperback – 2018-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought: Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana book cover

    Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Theistic Vedānta originated with Rāmānuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Viśistādvaita Vedānta and also an initiate of the Śrīvaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Śrī, the Śrīvaisnavas established themselves through…

    Paperback – 2018-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Cultural Politics in Modern India: Postcolonial prospects, colourful cosmopolitanism, global proximities book cover

    Cultural Politics in Modern India

    Postcolonial prospects, colourful cosmopolitanism, global proximities

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    India’s global proximities derive in good measure from its struggle against British imperialism. In its efforts to become a nation, India turned modern in its own unusual way. At the heart of this metamorphosis was a "colourful cosmopolitanism," the unique manner in which India made the world its…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    Routledge India

  • Yoga in Modern Hinduism: Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga book cover

    Yoga in Modern Hinduism

    Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    The Sāṃkhyayoga institution of Kāpil Maṭh is a religious organisation with a small tradition of followers which emerged in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century in Bengal in India around the renunciant and yogin Hariharānanda Āraṇya. This tradition…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Gandhi's Moral Politics book cover

    Gandhi's Moral Politics

    Edited by Naren Nanda

    This volume explores the scope and limits of Mahatma Gandhi's moral politics and its implications for Indian and other freedom movements. It presents a set of enlightening essays based on lectures delivered in memory of the eminent historian B. R. Nanda along with a new introductory essay. With…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge India

  • History of Indian Philosophy book cover

    History of Indian Philosophy

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria

    The History of Indian Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Indian philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide fifty-eight accessible chapters, organised into three…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge History of World Philosophies

  • Gandhi and Tagore: Politics, truth and conscience book cover

    Gandhi and Tagore

    Politics, truth and conscience

    By Gangeya Mukherji

    This book brings together the political thought of Gandhi and Tagore to examine the relationship between politics, truth and conscience. It explores truth and conscience as viable public virtues with regard to two exemplars of ethical politics, addressing in turn the concerns of an evolving modern…

    Paperback – 2017-11-24
    Routledge India

  • Indian Philosophy and Meditation: Perspectives on Consciousness book cover

    Indian Philosophy and Meditation

    Perspectives on Consciousness

    By Rahul Banerjee, Amita Chatterjee

    India has a rich tradition of meditative practices designed to study the phenomenon of consciousness. From the distant past to the present, India has evolved a unique psychological culture with grand unifying themes and universal modes of meditative practice. This book provides a detailed analysis…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Yoga, Bhoga and Ardhanariswara: Individuality, Wellbeing and Gender in Tantra book cover

    Yoga, Bhoga and Ardhanariswara

    Individuality, Wellbeing and Gender in Tantra, 2nd Edition

    By Prem Saran

    This book offers a social–scientific interpretation of the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of Tantra dating back 15 centuries. It is a self-reflexive study approached with an insider’s empathy and the perspective of an Indologist, anthropologist, mystic and practitioner of the cult.  The work…

    Paperback – 2017-11-14
    Routledge India

  • The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi book cover

    The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India: Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorized Modernities, Post-Colonial Contentions 
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    Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India

    Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorized Modernities, Post-Colonial Contentions 


    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    How was the post-modernist project contested, subverted and assimilated in India? This book offers a personal account and an intellectual history of its reception and response. Tracing independent India’s engagement with Western critical theory, Paranjape outlines both its past and ‘post’. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24
    Routledge India

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