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  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian history and historiography, with an ultimate aim to broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Yoga in Jainism

    Edited by Christopher Key Chapple

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Digital Culture and Religion in Asia

    By Sam Han, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    This book critically analyses the connections between religion and digital media in a range of East Asian countries. It discusses both how religious organisations make use of new technologies, and also explores how new technologies are reshaping religion in novel and interesting ways. Based on…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihad in Everyday Life

    By Julten Abdelhalim

    Through the creation of post-colonial citizenship, India adopted a hybridisation of specific secular and western conception of citizenship. In this democratic framework, Indian Muslims are observed on how they make use of the spaces and channels to accommodate their Islamic identity within a…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • The Buddhist World

    Edited by John Powers

    The Buddhist World joins a series of books on the world’s great religions and cultures, offering a lively and up-to-date survey of Buddhist studies for students and scholars alike. It explores regional varieties of Buddhism and core topics including buddha-nature, ritual, and pilgrimage. In…

    Hardback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Early Asceticism in India

    Ajivikism and Jainism

    By Piotr Balcerowicz

    Ajivikism was once ranked one of the most important religions in India between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE, after Buddhism, ‘Brahmanism’ and before Jainism, but is now a forgotten Indian religion. However, Jainism has remained an integral part of the religious landscape of South Asia, despite the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine

    Edited by Bjarne Olesen

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Sakta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Time, History and the Religious Imaginary in South Asia

    Edited by Anne Murphy

    Religious imaginary is a way of conceiving and structuring the world within the conceptual and imaginative traditions of the religious. Using religious imaginary as a reference, this book analyses temporal ideologies and expressions of historicity in South Asia in the early modern, pre-colonial and…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Hindu Perspectives on Evolution

    Darwin, Dharma, and Design

    By C. Mackenzie Brown

    Providing new insights into the contemporary creationist-evolution debates, this book looks at the Hindu cultural-religious traditions of India, the Hindu Dharma traditions. By focusing on the interaction of religion and science in a Hindu context, it offers a global context for understanding…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

    Between Mind and Body

    Edited by Geoffrey Samuel, Jay Johnston

    Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a…

    Paperback – 2015-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    By James Stewart

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pali source materials do not encourage…

    Hardback – 2015-09-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Japanese Buddhism

    By Sir Charles Eliot

    Written as a companion to Eliot's 3-volume Hinduism and Buddhism this text begins with an overview of Buddhism as practiced in India and China before presenting an in depth account of the history of Buddhism in Japan. It follows the development of the Buddhist movement…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
    Routledge

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