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  • Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644)

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • 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 – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry

    By Julius 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 – 2017-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Indian Political Theory

    Laying the Groundwork for Svaraj

    By Aakash Singh Rathore

    At present, a nativist turn in Indian political theory can be observed. There is a general assumption that the indigenous thought to which researchers are supposed to be (re)turning may somehow be immediately visible by ignoring the colonization of the mind and polity. In such a conception of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India

    Moving the Mountains

    By Pankaj Jain

    Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-Western and Western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

    Agentless Agency?

    Edited by Rick Repetti

    Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Brahman

    A Comparative Theology

    By Michael Myers

    This book is a critique of western systematic theology. It borrows insights from India and other traditions; it is not a synthesis of religious traditions. The book includes two parts, method and systematics. It examines the traditional topics of systematic theology '- topics such as the existence…

    Paperback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge

  • 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

  • The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting

    A Critical Re-evaluation of their Uses and Interpretations

    By Isabella Nardi

    The study of technical treatises in Indian art has increasingly attracted much interest. This work puts forward a critical re-examination of the key Indian concepts of painting described in the Sanskrit treatises, called citrasutras. In an in-depth and systematic analysis of the texts on the theory…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Ethics in Governance in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Governance and ethics are intertwined. A government functions within certain broad moral and ethical parameters, integrally linked with the sociological foundation of the polity in which it is articulated. The importance of ethics in governance has acquired a significant place in contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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