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  • Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions

    A Universal Advaita, 1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Gregg

    The Hindu thinker Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was and remains an important figure both within India, and in the West, where he was notable for preaching Vedanta. Scholarship surrounding Vivekananda is dominated by hagiography and his (mis)appropriation by the political Hindu Right. This work…

    Hardback – 2019-03-18
    Routledge

  • Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism in Bengal

    Social Impact and Historical Implications, 1st Edition

    By Joseph T. O'Connell

    Edited by Rembert Lutjeharms

    Within the broad Hindu religious tradition, there have been for millennia many subtraditions generically called Vaiṣṇava, who insist that the most appropriate mode of religious faith and experience is bhakti, or devotion, to the supreme personal deity, Viṣṇu. Caitanya Vaiṣṇavas are a community…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Modern Hindu Traditionalism in Contemporary India

    The Śrī Maṭh and the Jagadguru Rāmānandācārya in the Evolution of the Rāmānandī Sampradāya, 1st Edition

    By Daniela Bevilacqua

    Modern Hindu Traditionalism addresses Hindu traditions that resisted contact with both Neo-Hindu thought and views of “classical” Hinduism perceived to be outmoded. This book provides an in-depth understanding of Modern Hindu Traditionalism through the case study of the Rāmānandī order (sampradāya)…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Yoga in Modern Hinduism

    Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga, 1st Edition

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    The Sāṃkhyayoga institution of Kāpil Maṭh is a religious organisation with a small tradition of followers which emerged in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century in Bengal in India around the renunciant and yogin Hariharānanda Āraṇya. This tradition…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjarne Wernicke Olesen

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Śākta 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
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Interpreting Devotion

    The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India, 1st Edition

    By Karen Pechilis

    Devotion is a category of expression in many of the world’s religious traditions. This book looks at issues involved in academically interpreting religious devotion, as well as exploring the interpretations of religious devotion made by a sixth century poet, a twelfth century biographer, and…

    Hardback – 2011-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

    Thumri Lyrics, 1st Edition

    By Lalita du Perron

    Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a…

    Hardback – 2007-02-13
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

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