South Asian Religion Products

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan

    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 – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a 19-20th c. construct that emerged in response to modern historical conjunctures in South and Southeast Asia. This book explores these historical forces, both external to and within the tradition and analyses in…

    Hardback – 2017-07-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Reading the Sacred Scriptures

    From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception

    By Fiachra Long, Siobhán Dowling Long

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Jaina Narratives

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    There is a growing recognition that scholarship on Indian religions has been hampered by the lack of knowledge of Jain sources. This book analyses different aspects of the extensive, more than two thousand years long tradition of Jaina narrative literature composed in Prakrit, Sanskrit and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    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 – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • The Future of Hindu–Christian Studies

    A Theological Inquiry

    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 – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Refutation of the Self in Indian Buddhism

    Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons

    By James Duerlinger

    Since the Buddha did not fully explain the theory of persons that underlies his teaching, in later centuries a number of different interpretations were developed. This book presents the interpretation by the celebrated Indian Buddhist philosopher, Candrakīrti (ca. 570–650 C.E.). Candrakīrti’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Islam and Higher Education

    Concepts, Challenges and Opportunities

    By Marodsilton Muborakshoeva

    This book is the first study to qualitatively explore the concepts of higher education in Muslim contexts. It examines the different concepts of ‘a university’ and the way they shape practice in Muslim contexts, with a particular focus on the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Contributing to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati

    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 – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry

    By Julius J. Lipner

    Hinduism comprises perhaps the major cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it can play a valuable role in helping us understand the nature of religion and human responses to life. Hindu image-worship lies at the core of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and subject to much…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Scholar Intellectuals in Early Modern India

    Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, Christopher Minkowski, Anand Venkatkrishnan

    In recent years, scholars from a wide range of disciplines have examined the revival in intellectual and literary cultures that took place during India’s ‘early modern’ centuries. This was both a revival as well as a period of intense disputation and critical engagement. It took in the relationship…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

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