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  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Attending Krishna's Image

    Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Russell Valpey

    There is a steady and growing scholarly, as well as popular interest in Hindu religion – especially devotional (bhakti) traditions as forms of spiritual practice and expressions of divine embodiment. Associated with this is the attention to sacred images and their worship. Attending Krishna's…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Religion and Biography in China and Tibet

    1st Edition

    By Benjamin Penny

    The Chinese and Tibetan traditions value biography as a primary historiographical and literary genre. This volume analyses biographies as texts, taking seriously the literary turn in historical and religious studies and applying some of its insights to an understudied but central corpus of material…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12

  • Sir John Woodroffe, Tantra and Bengal

    'An Indian Soul in a European Body?', 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Taylor

    Working with Bengali mentors, especially his close friend A. B. Ghose, Sir John Woodroffe became the pseudonymous orientalist Arthur Avalon, famous for his tantric studies at the beginning of the twentieth century. Best known for The Serpent Power, the book which introduced 'Kundalini Yoga' to the…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11

  • Law and Religion in Indonesia

    Conflict and the courts in West Java, 1st Edition

    By Melissa Crouch

    Understanding and managing inter-religious relations, particularly between Muslims and Christians, presents a challenge for states around the world. This book investigates legal disputes between religious communities in the world’s largest majority-Muslim, democratic country, Indonesia. It…

    Hardback – 2013-10-09
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism

    The Philosophy of Madhusudana Sarasvati, 1st Edition

    By Sanjukta Gupta

    In Indian philosophy and theology, the ideology of Vedanta occupies an important position. Hindu religious sects accept the Vedantic soteriology, which believes that there is only one conscious reality, Brahman from which the entire creation, both conscious and non-conscious, emanated. Madhusudana…

    Paperback – 2013-09-09
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Imaging Wisdom

    Seeing and Knowing in the Art of Indian Buddhism, 1st Edition

    By Jacob N Kinnard

    This book contributes to the history of religions and Buddhist studies fields by focussing on what is a far too frequently ignored aspect of religious experience: visual images.…

    Paperback – 2013-09-09
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Symbols in Art and Religion

    The Indian and the Comparative Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Karel Werner

    A thorough survey of great interest and value to scholars in this field.…

    Paperback – 2013-05-08

  • Islamic Revival in Nepal

    Religion and a New Nation, 1st Edition

    By Megan Adamson Sijapati

    This book draws on extensive fieldwork among Muslims in Nepal to examine the local and global factors that shape contemporary Muslim identity and the emerging Islamic revival movement based in the Kathmandu valley.  Nepal's Muslims are active participants in the larger global movement of Sunni…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

    The Song of the Lord, 1st Edition

    By Catherine A. Robinson

    The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22

  • Islam, Culture and Women in Asia

    Complex Terrains, 1st Edition

    Edited by Firdous Azim

    An examination of the place of religion, especially Islam, in political and cultural life took on a special urgency after the events of 9/11. The essays in this volume concentrate on the way that Islam impacts on the everyday lives of people who reside in societies where Islam plays a large part.…

    Hardback – 2013-03-06

  • An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy

    The Paramarthasara of Abhinavagupta with the Commentary of Yogaraja, 1st Edition

    By Lyne Bansat-Boudon, Kamalesha Datta Tripathi

    The Paramārthasāra, or ‘Essence of Ultimate Reality’, is a work of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). It is a brief treatise in which the author outlines the doctrine of which he is a notable exponent, namely nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works…

    Paperback – 2013-02-15
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

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