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  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    The Rāmāyana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candrāvatī, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Upani?ads

    A Complete Guide

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Written from 800 BCE onward and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader ‘knowledge lessons’ on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Awakening

    An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought, 6th Edition

    By Patrick S. Bresnan

    Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought engages students with lively anecdotes, essential primary and secondary sources, an accessible writing style, and a clear historical approach. The text focuses primarily on India, China, and Japan, while showing the relationships that…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge

  • River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati

    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

  • Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906)

    From the Mahabharata

    First published in 1909, this book presents an English translation of chapters 25-42 of the Bhishma Parva from the epic Sanskrit poem Mahabharata — better known as the Bhagavad-Gita, reckoned as one of the "Five Jewels" of Devanagari literature. The plot consists of a dialogue between Prince Arjuna…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge

  • 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 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

    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

  • Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia

    Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata

    By James Hegarty

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the greatest works of world literature and pivotal for the understanding of both Hindu traditions and wider society in ancient, medieval and modern South Asia. This book presents a new synthesis of philological, anthropological and cognitive-linguistic method and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Theistic Vedānta originated with Rāmānuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Viśistādvaita Vedānta and also an initiate of the Śrīvaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Śrī, the Śrīvaisnavas established themselves through…

    Hardback – 2014-11-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hinduism

    Edited by Will Sweetman

    The study of Hinduism is fragmented among many disciplines. Early academic study of Hinduism was overwhelmingly a study of texts, and while a strong philological tradition continues to characterise much work on Hinduism (in particular in Indology), very different materials and questions animate…

    Hardback – 2014-07-25
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

  • Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

    The Song of the Lord

    By Catherine A. Robinson

    The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
    Routledge

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