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  • 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 – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Ritual and Liturgy in Esoteric Chinese Buddhism

    Tantric Subjects

    By Charles Orzech

    The Chinese Buddhist canon contains more material on ritual and liturgy than it does doctrinal commentary. Despite this fact, most research has focused on doctrinal commentary. This book reconceptualizes the historiography of East Asian Buddhism by shifting the focus of analysis from philosophical…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Islamophobia

    Edited by Irene Zempi, Imran Awan

    Islamophobic hate crimes have increased significantly following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7. More recently, the rhetoric surrounding Trump’s election and presidency, Brexit, the rise of far-right groups and ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks worldwide have promoted a climate where…

    Hardback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Hinduism in Colonial Bengal

    Beyond the Renaissance

    Edited by Ferdinando Sardella, Lucian Wong

    Vaishnavism, is one of the major traditions within Hinduism and inspired by the Bengali Krishna devotee Chaitanya (1486-1533), has been a central feature of the religious and cultural landscape of Bengal since the sixteenth century. It has also had significant impact on other regions of the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Ritual Journeys in South Asia

    Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space

    Edited by Jürgen Schaflechner, Christoph Bergmann

    Scholars of pilgrimage have shifted their attention from focal destinations, the religious site or spiritual centre, towards the pilgrims’ movement and the experiences they make en route. From that perspective it has become evident that pilgrimages are not only coined by feelings of social…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge

  • Women in Contemporary British Buddhism

    Commitment, Connection and Community

    By Caroline Starkey

    There has also been a recent critique of Western Buddhist feminism, and a need to develop a greater understanding of intersections between feminism and Buddhism, Buddhism in the East and West, and of ‘convert’ and ‘ethnic’ Buddhists. This book is the first multi-tradition study of ordained Buddhist…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 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 – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • 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 – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Early Sources of the Jaina Tradition

    By Bansidhar Bhatt

    Looking at the early history of Jainism, from 6th century BCE onwards, this book focuses on one of the 24 Jinas that are identified as the main religious leaders of Jainism. It is a commonly accepted hypothesis that Parsvanatha, the 23rd Jina, is an historical figure whose values were modified by…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Introducing the Anthropology of Islam

    By Jens Kreinath

    This introduction presents an anthropological approach to the study of Islam. It focuses on the main tenets of the religion and considers the various aspects of social and cultural life practiced among Muslims. In concentrating on the five pillars of Islam, Jens Kreinath shows ritual practice to be…

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Jaina Rituals of Death

    History, Doctrine and Practice

    By Peter Flügel

    In this book, the author presents recent, somewhat unexpected, findings on the thriving cult of bone relic stupas and the ritual role of the materiality of the dead amongst contemporary Jains. Based on extensive fieldwork in India, clear evidence is offered for the ubiquity of bone relic stupas and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

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