South Asian Religion Products

  • Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy

    Narrative and Transfiguration

    By Daniel Raveh

    This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods (epic, Upani?adic, pre-modern and contemporary): Ekalavya's story from the Mahabharata (MBh 1.123.1-39), the story of Prajapati, Indra and Virocana from the Chandogya Upani?ad (CU 8.7.1-8.12.5), the story of Sa…

    Hardback – 2016-07-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Tantric Buddhist Practice in India

    Vilasavajra’s commentary on the Mañjusri-namasa?giti

    By Anthony Tribe

    Using a commentary on the influential text, the Mañjusri-namasa?giti, ‘The Chanting of the Names of Mañjusri’, this book deals with Buddhist tantric meditation practice and its doctrinal context in early-medieval India. The commentary was written by the 8th-9th century Indian tantric scholar…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • South Asian Islam and British Multiculturalism

    By Amir Ali

    This book analyses South Asian Islam’s engagement with the West, and Britain in particular. It traces the roots of British multiculturalism to South Asia and the Deobandi school of Islam. The work shows how the pattern of interaction that initially emerged between the Deobandi Muslims and the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge India

  • Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

    Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra

    By Alf Hiltebeitel

    In Indian mythological texts like the Mahabharata and Ramaya?a, 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya

    Edited by Megan Adamson Sijapati, Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

    Religion has long been a powerful cultural, social, and political force in the Himalaya. Increased economic and cultural flows, growth in tourism, and new forms of governance and media, however, have brought significant changes to the religious traditions of the region in the twentieth and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Islamic NGOs in Bangladesh

    Development, Piety and Neoliberal governmentality

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Light of Asia, or the Great Renunciation (Maha^bhinishkramana)

    Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (as Told in Verse by an Indian Buddhist)

    By Edwin Arnold

    This study presents details about the life and philosophy of the founder of Buddhism, Prince Gautama of India or the Buddha, in the form of a poem as told from an imaginary Buddhist character. When originally published in 1926, little was known of Buddhism in Europe and Arnold aimed to inform the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia

    Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Early Nineteenth-Century Panjab

    Edited by J. S. Grewal, Indu Banga

    The Cha¯r Ba¯gh-i-Panja¯b, written by Ganesh Das Wadera immediately after the annexation of the Lahore kingdom by the British in 1849, is a classic Persian text. Its long descriptive part is the only surviving account of the social, religious, and cultural life of the peoples of the Punjab,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge India

  • Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India

    The Role of Activism

    By Nandini Deo

    Religious nationalists and women’s activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one dimension of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Islam and Nationalism in India

    South Indian contexts

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Yoga in Jainism

    Edited by Christopher Key Chapple

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances, and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

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