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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Health and Religious Rituals in South Asia

    Disease, Possession and Healing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fabrizio Ferrari

    Drawing on original fieldwork, this book develops a fresh methodological approach to the study of indigenous understandings of disease as possession, and looks at healing rituals in different South Asian cultural contexts. Contributors discuss the meaning of 'disease', 'possession' and 'healing' in…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Science and Religion

    One Planet, Many Possibilities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lucas F. Johnston, Whitney Bauman

    This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-05-07
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • South Asian Religions

    Tradition and Today, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Pechilis, Selva J. Raj

    The religious landscape of South Asia is complex and fascinating. While existing literature tends to focus on the majority religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, much less attention is given to Jainism, Sikhism, Islam or Christianity.  While not nelecting the majority traditions, this …

    Paperback – 2012-11-12

  • Buddhism and Religious Diversity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel

    'A major publishing event, not only in Buddhist studies but also for those working in the area of interfaith encounter and theology of religions.' Japanese Journal of Religious Studies In today’s globalized world, religious diversity has become one of the strongest challenges to the…

    Hardback – 2012-09-28
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

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