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  • Protestant Origins in India

    Tamil Evangelical Christians 1706-1835, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-03-20 
    Routledge

  • Religious Traditions in South Asia

    Interaction and Change, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-03-20 
    Routledge

  • The Rādhā Tantra

    A critical edition and annotated translation, 1st Edition

    By Mans Broo

    The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Islamic Banking in Pakistan

    Shariah-Compliant Finance and the Quest to make Pakistan more Islamic, 1st Edition

    By Feisal Khan

    Islamic Banking and Finance (IBF) has become a growing force over the past three decades, with Pakistan being one of the IBF pioneers by converting to an ‘interest-free’ banking system in 1985. However, since independence in 1947, there has been continual tension over Pakistan’s essential character…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04
    Routledge

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

    God Above Party?, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific

    Sacred places as development spaces, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Clarke, Anna Halafoff

    Community development is most effective and efficient when it is situated and led at the local level and considers the social behaviours, needs and worldviews of local communities. With more than eight out of ten people globally self-reporting religious belief, Religion and Development in the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Catholics and Everyday Life in Macau

    Changing Meanings of Religiosity, Morality and Civility, 1st Edition

    By Chen Hon-Fai

    Catholicism has had an important place in Macau since the earliest days of Portuguese colonization in the sixteenth century. This book, based on extensive original research including in-depth interviews, examines in detail the everyday life of Catholics in Macau at present. It outlines the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India

    Moving the Mountains, 1st Edition

    By Pankaj Jain

    Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-Western and Western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo

    Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion, 1st Edition

    By Brainerd Prince

    Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. This book is an enquiry into the integral philosophy of Aurobindo and its contemporary relevance. It offers a reading of Aurobindo’s key texts by bringing them into conversation with religious studies and the hermeneutical…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh

    Development, Piety and Neoliberal governmentality, 1st Edition

    By Mohammad Musfequs Salehin

    NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) have emerged in both a development and aid capacity in Bangladesh, providing wide-reaching public services to the country’s population living in extreme poverty. However, resistance to and limitations of NGO-led development - which in conjunction with…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society, and Ethics

    A Comparative and Historical Self-understanding and Looking Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Chai-sik Chung

    By making Korea a central part of comparative history of East Asian religion and society, this book traces the evolution of Korean religion from the oldest representation to that of the current day by utilizing wide-ranging interdisciplinary and comparative resources. This book presents a holistic…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

    Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra, 1st Edition

    By Alf Hiltebeitel

    In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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