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  • Hindu Nationalism, History and Identity in India

    Narrating a Hindu past under the BJP

    By Lars Tore Flten

    When the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) assumed power in India in 1998 as the largest party of the National Democratic Alliance, it soon became evident that it prioritized educational reforms. In 2002, under BJP rule, a reorganization of the National Council of Educational Research…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • British Untouchables

    A Study of Dalit Identity and Education

    By Paul Ghuman

    Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge

  • The Bhagavad-Gita for the Modern Reader

    History, interpretations and philosophy

    By M. V. Nadkarni

    What is the Bhagavad-Gita? Is it just a religious text? When was it composed? How relevant is it to the modern world? This book answers these foundational questions and goes beyond. It critically examines the Bhagavad-Gita in terms of its liberal, humanist and inclusive appeal, bringing out its…

    Hardback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge India

  • Religion and Development in the Asia-Pacific

    Sacred places as development spaces

    By Matthew Clarke, Anna Halafoff

    Community development is most effective and efficient when it is situated and led at the local level and considers the social behaviours, needs and worldviews of local communities. With more than eight out of ten people globally self-reporting religious belief, Religion and Development in the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion and Development

  • Catholic Shrines in Chennai, India

    The politics of renewal and apostolic legacy

    By Thomas Charles Nagy

    Though proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and significant minority. Focussing on various Roman Catholic churches and shrines located in Chennai, a large city in South India where activities concerning saintal revival and shrinal development have taken place in the recent past,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29 
    Routledge

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces

    The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE

    By Susan Verma Mishra, Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Introducing Hinduism

    2nd Edition

    By Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Introducing Hinduism, 2nd Edition  is the ideal sourcebook for those seeking a comprehensive overview of the Hindu tradition. This second edition includes substantial treatments of Tantra, South India, and women, as well as expanded discussions of yoga, Vedanta and contemporary configurations…

    Paperback – 2016-08-22 
    Routledge
    World Religions

  • Asian Sacred Natural Sites

    Philosophy and practice in protected areas and conservation

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Naoya Furuta

    Nature conservation planning tends to be driven by models based on Western norms and science, but these may not represent the cultural, philosophical and religious contexts of much of Asia. This book provides a new perspective on the topic of sacred natural sites and cultural heritage by linking…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

    Sustenance and Sustainability

    By Pankaj Jain

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Mobile Lifeworlds

    An Ethnography of Tourism and Pilgrimage in the Himalayas

    By Christopher A. Howard

    Mobile Lifeworlds illustrates how the imaginaries and ideals of Western travellers, especially those of untouched nature and spiritual enlightenment, are consistent with media representations of the Himalayan region, romanticism and modernity at large. Blending tourism and pilgrimage, travel across…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • The Other Ramayana Women

    Regional Rejection and Response

    Edited by John Brockington, Mary Brockington

    This book is the first to present current scholarship on gender and in regional and sectarian versions of the Ramaya?a. Contributors explore in what ways the versions relate to other Ramaya?a texts as they deal with the female persona and the cultural values implicit in them. Using a wide variety…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 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

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