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  • Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia

    Shaping Minds, Saving Souls, 1st Edition

    By Azmil Mohd Tayeb

    Despite their close geographic and cultural ties, Indonesia and Malaysia have dramatically different Islamic education, with that in Indonesia being relatively decentralized and discursively diverse, while that in Malaysia is centralized and discursively restricted. The book explores the nature of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjarne Wernicke Olesen

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Śākta 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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • New Perspectives on India and Turkey

    Connections and Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan

    India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan, and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Much of northern India was under the control of rulers from Central Asia since at least the thirteenth century. Startling…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters

    The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    Traditional Chinese philosophy, if engaged at all, is often regarded as an object of antiquated curiosity and dismissed as unimportant in the current age of globalization. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this book, however, challenges this judgement and offers an in-depth…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Contemporary India

    The Śrī Maṭh and the Jagadguru Rāmānandācārya in the Evolution of the Rāmānandī Sampradāya, 1st Edition

    By Daniela Bevilacqua

    Modern Hindu Traditionalism addresses Hindu traditions that resisted contact with both Neo-Hindu thought and views of “classical” Hinduism perceived to be outmoded. This book provides an in-depth understanding of Modern Hindu Traditionalism through the case study of the Rāmānandī order (sampradāya)…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Women in Pāli Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence, 1st Edition

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    The Pāli tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pāli canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana, 1st Edition

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Theistic Vedānta originated with Rāmānuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Viśistādvaita Vedānta and also an initiate of the Śrīvaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Śrī, the Śrīvaisnavas established themselves through…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions, 1st Edition

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti, 1st Edition

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    1st Edition

    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 Pāli source materials do not encourage…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Islam and Nationalism in India

    South Indian contexts, 1st Edition

    By M.T. Ansari

    Islam in India, as elsewhere, continues to be seen as a remainder in its refusal to "conform" to national and international secular-modern norms. Such a general perception has also had a tremendous impact on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, who as individuals and communities have been shaped…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

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