Asian Religion Products

  • Early Buddhist Meditation

    The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight, 1st Edition

    By Keren Arbel

    This book offers a new interpretation of the relationship between 'insight practice' (satipatthana) and the attainment of the four jhànas (i.e., right samàdhi), a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation. The author challenges the traditional Buddhist understanding of the four jhànas as…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 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

  • The Goddess and the King in Indian Myth

    Ring Composition, Royal Power and The Dharmic Double Helix, 1st Edition

    By Raj Balkaran

    The Sanskrit narrative text Devī Māhātmya, “The Greatness of The Goddess,” extols the triumphs of an all-powerful Goddess, Durgā, over universe-imperiling demons. These exploits are embedded in an intriguing frame narrative: a deposed king solicits the counsel of a forest-dwelling ascetic, who…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 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

  • Buddhism, Meditation, and Free Will

    A Theory of Mental Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Rick Repetti

    Traditionally, Buddhist philosophy has seemingly rejected the autonomous self. In Western philosophy, free will and the philosophy of action are established areas of research. This book presents a comprehensive analytical review of extant scholarship on perspectives on free will. It studies and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia

    Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Boivin, Remy Delage

    The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint – often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State, 1st Edition

    By Delphine Alles

    The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihād in Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity

    1st Edition

    By Ankur Barua

    Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ provide the central connecting theme running through this book. It focuses on the reasons offered by both sides to defend or oppose the possibility of these cross-border movements, and shows how these reasons…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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