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  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, most of the Theravada world of Southeast Asia came under the colonial domination of European powers. While this has long been seen as a central event in the development of modern forms of Theravada Buddhism, most discussions have focused on specific…

    Hardback – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling through the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As icons of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Religion and Technology in India

    Spaces, Practices and Authorities

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    This book explores intersections between religion and technology in India, at the present and in the recent colonial past, and how various forms of techno-religious intersections transform and open up for new religious practices, discourses, communities, and institutions. Starting from a broad…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Protestant Origins in India

    Tamil Evangelical Christians 1706-1835

    By D. Dennis Hudson

    Protestant Christianity was established as a religion of India when in 1706 missionaries from the the German Evangelical Church sponsored by the King of Denmark landed at the Danish factory in Tamil-speaking Tranquebar. An indigenous congregation soon developed, with worship and catechising in…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Religious Traditions in South Asia

    Interaction and Change

    By Geoffrey Oddie

    These studies focus on questions of religious interaction and change in India from the sixth century B.C. to the present day. They represent the work of scholars in a range of disciplines and who are resident mostly in Australia…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova, Tatiana Oranskaia

    This book analyses divinizing in South Asian traditions. It studies cultural questions related to the representations and mythologizing of the divine, and the human relations to the "divine other," as well as the process of interpreting the divine in religious texts and the embodying the "divine…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste

    Edited by Andrew McWilliam, Michael Leach

    Reflecting on the legacies of Timor-Leste's remarkable journey from colonialism to sovereign and democratic Independence, the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste provides a comprehensive and up-to –date reference work on the politics, economics, cultural and social life in Timor-Leste.…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Islam, State and Society in Indonesia

    Local Politics in Madura

    By Yanwar Pribadi

    Islamic powers in secular countries have presented a challenge for states around the world, including Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population as well as the third largest democracy in the world. This book focuses on the more complex relationship between Islam and politics during the last…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia

    Shaping Minds, Saving Souls

    By Azmil Mohd Tayeb

    Despite their close geographic and cultural ties, the Indonesia and Malaysia have dramatically different Islamic education, with that in Indonesia being relatively decentralized and discursively diverse, while that in Malaysia is centralized and discursively restricted. This book analyses the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • 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 – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • New Perspectives on India and Turkey

    Connections and 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. Much of northern India was under the control of rulers from Central Asia since at least the thirteenth century. Startling…

    Hardback – 2018-03-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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