Philosophy: Indian Philosophy

  • Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India: Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorised Modernities, Postcolonial Contentions ? book cover

    Debating the ‘Post’ Condition in India

    Critical Vernaculars, Unauthorised Modernities, Postcolonial 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 – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge India

  • Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy: On Knowing and What is to Be Known book cover

    Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

    On Knowing and What is to Be Known

    By ShashiPrabha Kumar

    Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from a new perspective. It argues that it reveals an…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Indian Thought and Western Theism: The Vedanta of Ramanuja book cover

    Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedanta of Ramanuja

    By Martin Ganeri

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious…

    Paperback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • River and Goddess Worship in India: Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati book cover

    River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati

    By R.U.S. Prasad

    Sarasvati assumes different roles, a physical river and a river goddess, then as a goddess of speech and finally that of a goddess of learning, knowledge, arts and music. References to Sarasvati in the Vedas and the Brahmanas, the Mahabharata and the Puranas and her marked presence in other…

    Hardback – 2017-05-31 
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism: Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons book cover

    The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism

    Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons

    By James Duerlinger

    Since the Buddha did not fully explain the theory of persons that underlies his teaching, in later centuries a number of different interpretations were developed. This book presents the interpretation by the celebrated Indian Buddhist philosopher, Candrakīrti (ca. 570–650 C.E.). Candrakīrti’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism: A philosophical-theological inquiry book cover

    Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry

    By Julius J. Lipner

    Hinduism comprises perhaps the major cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it can play a valuable role in helping us understand the nature of religion and human responses to life. Hindu image-worship lies at the core of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and subject to much…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Modern Frames and Premodern Themes in Indian Philosophy: Border, Self and the Other book cover

    Modern Frames and Premodern Themes in Indian Philosophy

    Border, Self and the Other

    By A. Raghuramaraju

    This book presents a fascinating examination of modern Indian philosophical thought from the margins. It considers the subject from two perspectives – how it has been understood beyond India and how Indian thinkers have treated Western ideas in the context of Indian society. The book discusses the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-04
    Routledge

  • The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo: Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion book cover

    The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo

    Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion

    By Brainerd Prince

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Gandhi: An Impossible Possibility book cover

    Gandhi

    An Impossible Possibility

    By Sudhir Chandra

    For a man who made such a powerful intervention in the history of the 20th century, many of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas were misunderstood or obfuscated during his lifetime. This book draws our attention to Gandhi’s last years, particularly the marked change in his understanding of the acceptance of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge India

  • The Bhagavad-Gita for the Modern Reader: History, interpretations and philosophy book cover

    The Bhagavad-Gita for the Modern Reader

    History, interpretations and philosophy

    By M. V. Nadkarni

    What is the Bhagavad-Gita? Is it just a religious text? When was it composed? How relevant is it to the modern world? This book answers these foundational questions and goes beyond. It critically examines the Bhagavad-Gita in terms of its liberal, humanist and inclusive appeal, bringing out its…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge India

  • Einstein, Tagore and the Nature of Reality book cover

    Einstein, Tagore and the Nature of Reality

    Edited by Partha Ghose

    The nature of reality has been a long-debated issue among scientists and philosophers. In 1930, Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein had a long conversation on the nature of reality. This conversation has been widely quoted and discussed by scientists, philosophers and scholars from the literary…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06
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    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Physics

  • Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy: Narrative and Transfiguration book cover

    Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy

    Narrative and Transfiguration

    By Daniel Raveh

    This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods (epic, Upaniṣadic, pre-modern and contemporary): Ekalavya's story from the Mahābhārata (MBh 1.123.1-39), the story of Prajāpati, Indra and Virochana from the Chāndogya Upanisad (CU 8.7.1-8.12.5), the story of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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