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  • Hinduism and Hindu Nationalism Online

    1st Edition

    By Juli L. Gittinger

    The way people encounter ideas of Hinduism online is often shaped by global discourses of religion, pervasive Orientalism and (post)colonial scholarship. This book addresses a gap in the scholarly debate around defining Hinduism by demonstrating the role of online discourses in generating and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Goddess in Hindu-Tantric Traditions

    Devi as Corpse, 1st Edition

    By Anway Mukhopadhyay

    The Great Goddess, in her various puranic and tantric forms, is often figured as sitting on a corpse which is identified as Shiva-as-shava (God Shiva, the consort of the Devi and an iconic representation of the Absolute without attributes, the Nirguna Brahman). Hence, most of the existing critical…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • 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

  • Indian Philosophy and Meditation

    Perspectives on Consciousness, 1st Edition

    By Rahul Banerjee, Amita Chatterjee

    India has a rich tradition of meditative practices designed to study the phenomenon of consciousness. From the distant past to the present, India has evolved a unique psychological culture with grand unifying themes and universal modes of meditative practice. This book provides a detailed analysis…

    Hardback – 2017-11-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

    Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra, 1st Edition

    By Alf Hiltebeitel

    In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, 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

  • 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

  • Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 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

  • Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity

    1st Edition

    By Ankur Barua

    Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ provide the central connecting theme running through this book. It focuses on the reasons offered by both sides to defend or oppose the possibility of these cross-border movements, and shows how these reasons…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

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