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  • A History of State and Religion in India

    1st Edition

    By Ian Copland, Ian Mabbett, Asim Roy, Kate Brittlebank, Adam Bowles

    Offering the first long-duration analysis of the relationship between the state and religion in South Asia, this book looks at the nature and origins of Indian secularism. It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is wholly a product of colonial policy and modernisation, questions…

    Hardback – 2012-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Hindu Perspectives on Evolution

    Darwin, Dharma, and Design, 1st Edition

    By C. Mackenzie Brown

    Providing new insights into the contemporary creationist-evolution debates, this book looks at the Hindu cultural-religious traditions of India, the Hindu Dharma traditions. By focusing on the interaction of religion and science in a Hindu context, it offers a global context for understanding…

    Hardback – 2012-01-19
    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

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Hardback – 2011-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of…

    Hardback – 2011-09-29
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia

    Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Time, History and the Religious Imaginary in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anne Murphy

    Religious imaginary is a way of conceiving and structuring the world within the conceptual and imaginative traditions of the religious. Using religious imaginary as a reference, this book analyses temporal ideologies and expressions of historicity in South Asia in the early modern, pre-colonial and…

    Hardback – 2011-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Islamic Revival in Nepal

    Religion and a New Nation, 1st Edition

    By Megan Adamson Sijapati

    This book draws on extensive fieldwork among Muslims in Nepal to examine the local and global factors that shape contemporary Muslim identity and the emerging Islamic revival movement based in the Kathmandu valley.  Nepal's Muslims are active participants in the larger global movement of Sunni…

    Hardback – 2011-06-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Daoist Ritual, State Religion, and Popular Practices

    Zhenwu Worship from Song to Ming (960-1644), 1st Edition

    By Shin-Yi Chao

    Zhenwu, or the Perfected Warrior, is one of the few Chinese Deities that can rightfully claim a countrywide devotion. Religious specialists, lay devotees, the state machine, and the cultural industry all participated, both collaboratively and competitively, in the evolution of this devotional…

    Hardback – 2011-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Tantric Mantras

    Studies on Mantrasastra, 1st Edition

    By Andre Padoux

    Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric…

    Hardback – 2011-05-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and…

    Hardback – 2011-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Sufism and Saint Veneration in Contemporary Bangladesh

    The Maijbhandaris of Chittagong, 1st Edition

    By Hans Harder

    Focusing on the Maijbhandari movement in Chittagong, south-eastern Bangladesh, which claims the status of the only Sufi order originated in Bengal and which has gained immense popularity in recent years, this book provides a comprehensive picture of an important aspect of contemporary Bengali Islam…

    Hardback – 2011-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

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