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  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India, 1st Edition

    By Ajay K. Rao

    The Rāmāyana of Vālmīki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Theravāda Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aparna Pande

    With a population of 190 million, Pakistan is strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and has the second largest Muslim population in the world. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of issues from…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge

  • The Future of Hindu–Christian Studies

    A Theological Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Francis X. Clooney

    The field of Hindu-Christian studies revives theology as a particularly useful interreligious discipline. Though a sub-division of the broader Hindu-Christian dialogue, it is also a distinct field of study, proper to a smaller group of religious intellectuals. At its best it envisions a two-sided,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    1st Edition

    By Jane Derges

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Legal Pluralism in Indonesia

    Bridging the Unbridgeable, 1st Edition

    By Ratno Lukito

    With the revival of Islamic law and adat (customary) law in the country, this book investigates the history and phenomenon of legal pluralism in Indonesia. It looks at how the ideal of modernity in Indonesia has been characterized by a state-driven effort in the post-colonial era to make the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

    On Knowing and What is to Be Known, 1st Edition

    By ShashiPrabha Kumar

    Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from a new perspective. It argues that it reveals an…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Buddha and Religious Diversity

    1st Edition

    By J. Abraham Velez de Cea

    Providing a rigorous analysis of Buddhist ways of understanding religious diversity, this book develops a new foundation for cross-cultural understanding of religious diversity in our time. Examining the complexity and uniqueness of Buddha’s approach to religious pluralism using four main…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion, 1st Edition

    By Goldie Osuri

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati, 1st Edition

    By R.U.S. Prasad

    Sarasvati assumes different roles, a physical river and a river goddess, then as a goddess of speech and finally that of a goddess of learning, knowledge, arts and music. References to Sarasvati in the Vedas and the Brahmanas, the Mahabharata and the Puranas and her marked presence in other…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedānta of Rāmānuja, 1st Edition

    By Martin Ganeri

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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