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  • Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a 19-20th century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation, amulets, and merit…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Transformation of Tamil Religion

    Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood

    By Srilata Raman

    This book analyses the articulations of Tamil identity in the period of colonial modernity and beyond. It examines the development of Tamil religion by focusing on the important 19th century Tamil Hindu reformer and saint, Ramalinga Swamigal. The transformation of Tamil religion is mapped through…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Daoism in Modern China

    Edited by Vincent Goossaert, Xun Liu

    The modern history of Chinese temples and Daoism go hand in hand, and while both temples and Daoists serve Chinese society, the relationship between the two has yet to be thoroughly analysed. This book questions whether temples and Daoism are two independent aspects of modern Chinese religion, or…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • The Politics of Protestant Churches and the Party-State in China

    God Above Party?

    By Carsten T. Vala

    Among China’s restive religious and social groups, Protestants have arguably created the most sustained structural challenges to the Chinese Communist Party’s ordering of society. By drawing on grassroots fieldwork conducted across the country, this book therefore charts the ambition of the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan

    Edited by Aparna Pande

    With a population of 190 million, Pakistan is strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Central and South Asia and has the second largest Muslim population in the world. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of issues from…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • India and Turkey

    Past Connections, Contemporary Debates

    Edited by Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan

    India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Using the inter-cultural dialogue signaled by such contacts as a starting point, this book builds on the historical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Jaina Law and Society

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    The struggle for the legal recognition of the Jain community in India as a religious minority from 1992 onwards has generated a renewed interest in Jaina law and an intense debate on the question of Jain identity in the context of the wider question of the interface between religion, society, law…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Narratives

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • The Future of Hindu–Christian Studies

    A Theological Inquiry

    By Francis X. Clooney

    The field of Hindu-Christian studies revives theology as a particularly useful interreligious discipline. Though a sub-division of the broader Hindu-Christian dialogue, it is also a distinct field of study, proper to a smaller group of religious intellectuals. At its best it envisions a two-sided,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    By Jane Derges

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Legal Pluralism in Indonesia

    Bridging the Unbridgeable

    By Ratno Lukito

    With the revival of Islamic law and adat (customary) law in the country, this book investigates the history and phenomenon of legal pluralism in Indonesia. It looks at how the ideal of modernity in Indonesia has been characterized by a state-driven effort in the post-colonial era to make the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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