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  • Lives of Muslims in India

    Politics, Exclusion and Violence, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Abdul Shaban

    The fast consolidating identities along religious and ethnic lines in recent years have considerably ‘minoritised’ Muslims in India. The wide-ranging essays in this volume focus on the intensified exclusionary practices against Indian Muslims, highlighting how, amidst a politics of violence,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    The colonial periods in Theravada Buddhist countries were important because they provided a shock to what were generally seen as declining Buddhist communities. This book analyses the conditions of Theravada Buddhist communities under colonialism. Chapters by experts in the field examine Theravada…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar

    Edited by Adam Simpson, Nicholas Farrelly, Ian Holliday

    After decades of mismanagement and direct military rule, Myanmar’s contested transition to a more democratic government has rapidly shifted the outlook in this significant Southeast Asian nation. Since 2011, the removal of Western sanctions and new foreign investments have resulted in high rates of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07 
    Routledge

  • Yoga in Modern Hinduism

    Hariharananda Ara?ya and Sa?khyayoga

    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 – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • 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 – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Islam in Modern Thailand

    Faith, Philanthropy and Politics

    By Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown

    This book addresses the complexity of Islam in Thailand, by focusing on Islamic charities and institutions affiliated to the mosque. By extrapolating through Islam and the waqf (Islamic charity) in different regions of Thailand the diversity in races and institutions, it demonstrates the regional…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

    Edited by Chiara Formichi

    Taking a critical approach to the concept of ‘religious pluralism’, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Islam, Politics and Youth in Malaysia

    The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS

    By Dominik M. Mueller

    Providing an ethnographic account of the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and its Youth Wing (Dewan Pemuda PAS), this book analyses the genesis and role of Islamic movements in terms of their engagement in mainstream politics. It explores the party’s changing approach towards popular culture and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Hindu Pilgrimage

    Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

    By Prabhavati C. Reddy

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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