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  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    The colonial periods in Theravada Buddhist countries were important because they provided a shock to what were generally seen as declining Buddhist communities. This book analyses the conditions of Theravada Buddhist communities under colonialism. Chapters by experts in the field examine Theravada…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Yoga in Modern Hinduism

    Hariharananda Ara?ya and Sa?khyayoga

    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 – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Animism in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kaj Arhem, Guido Sprenger

    Animism refers to ontologies or worldviews which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike. Recent years have seen a revival of this concept in anthropology, where it is now discussed as an alternative to modern-Western naturalistic notions of human-environment relations.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religions of India

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    India is a highly diverse country, home to a wide array of languages, religions, and cultural traditions. Analyzing the dynamic religious traditions of this democratic nation sheds light on the complex evolution from India’s past to today’s modern culture. Written by leading experts in the field,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28 
    Routledge

  • Indian Philosophy and Meditation

    Perspectives on Consciousness

    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 – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

    Edited by Chiara Formichi

    Taking a critical approach to the concept of ‘religious pluralism’, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among…

    Paperback – 2017-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • The Other in South Asian Religion, Literature and Film

    Perspectives on Otherism and Otherness

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova

    This book introduces the term "otherism" and looks at the discourse of otherism and the issue of otherness in South Asian religion, literature and film. It examines cultural questions related to the human condition of being the "other," of the process of "othering" and of the representation of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Hindu Pilgrimage

    Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

    By Prabhavati C. Reddy

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics

    Rethinking the Nonhuman

    Edited by Neil Dalal, Chloë Taylor

    To date, philosophical discussions of animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies have been dominated by Western perspectives and Western thinkers. This book makes a novel contribution to animal ethics in showing the range and richness of ideas offered to these fields by diverse Asian traditions.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Reason and Experience in Tibetan Buddhism

    Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü and the Traditions of the Middle Way

    By Thomas Doctor

    Based on newly discovered texts, this book explores the barely known but tremendously influential thought of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü (d. 1185).This Tibetan Buddhist master exercised significant influence on the interpretation of Madhyamaka thinking in Tibet during the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

    By Simon Shui-Man Kwan

    Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others. Two types of anti-colonialist resistance within Asian theologies are identified and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahābhārata (…

    Paperback – 2017-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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