South Asian Religion Products

  • 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 – 2016-01-25 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia 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 – 2016-01-20 
    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 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 – 2015-12-21 
    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 – 2015-12-09 
    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 – 2015-11-18
    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 – 2015-11-18
    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 Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihad in Everyday Life

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Early Asceticism in India

    Ajivikism and Jainism

    By Piotr Balcerowicz

    Ajivikism was once ranked one of the most important religions in India between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE, after Buddhism, ‘Brahmanism’ and before Jainism, but is now a forgotten Indian religion. However, Jainism has remained an integral part of the religious landscape of South Asia, despite the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-24
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine

    Edited by Bjarne Wernicke Olesen

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

    Hardback – 2015-09-22
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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