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  • Theravada Buddhism in Colonial Contexts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Borchert

    Over the course of the nineteenth century, most of the Theravada world of Southeast Asia came under the colonial domination of European powers. While this has long been seen as a central event in the development of modern forms of Theravada Buddhism, most discussions have focused on specific…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religion, Space and Conflict in Sri Lanka

    Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth J. Harris

    Space is dynamic, political and a cause of conflict. It bears the weight of human dreams and fears. Conflict is caused not only by spatial exclusivism but also by an inclusivism that seeks harmony through subordinating the particularity of the Other to the world view of the majority. This book uses…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Exploring Agency in the Mahabharata

    Ethical and Political Dimensions of Dharma, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sibesh Chandra Bhattacharya, Vrinda Dalmiya, Gangeya Mukherji

    The Mahabharata, one of the major epics of India, is a sourcebook complete by itself as well as an open text constantly under construction. This volume looks at transactions between its modern discourses and ancient vocabulary. Located amid conversations between these two conceptual worlds, the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge India

  • 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

  • The Upanisads

    A Complete Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Composed from 800 BCE onwards 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

  • Theravāda Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories, 1st Edition

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    This book examines culture, religion and polity in the context of Buddhism. Gananath Obeyesekere, one of the foremost analytical voices from South Asia develops Freud’s notion of ‘dream work’, the ‘work of culture’ and ideas of no-self (anatta) to understand Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka. This…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge India

  • 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

  • Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Society in Contemporary Laos

    Capitalism, Habitus and Belief, 1st Edition

    By Boike Rehbein

    Over the past decade, Laos’ exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. Precapitalist social structures both persist and are transformed into a particular configuration of classes. This entails increasing social inequality, a widening range of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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