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  • Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Desireless action is typically cited as a criterion of the liberated person in classical Indian texts. Contemporary authors argue with near unanimity that since all action is motivated by desire, desireless action is a contradiction. They conclude that desireless action is action performed without…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Awakening

    An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought, 5th Edition

    By Patrick S. Bresnan

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

    Paperback – 2012-07-31
    Routledge

  • Christianity and the State in Asia

    Complicity and Conflict, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julius Bautista, Francis Khek Gee Lim

    Christianity is one of the most rapidly growing religions in Asia. Despite the challenges of political marginalisation, church organisations throughout much of Asia are engaged in activities - such as charity, education and commentary on public morality - that may either converge or conflict with…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Tibetan Rituals of Death

    Buddhist Funerary Practices, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Gouin

    This book describes and analyses the structure and performance of Tibetan Buddhist death rituals, and situates that performance within the wider context of Buddhist death practices generally. Drawing on a detailed and systematic comparative survey of existing records of Tibetan funerary practices,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Parsis in India and the Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by John Hinnells, Alan Williams

    The Parsis are India's smallest minority community, yet they have exercised a huge influence on the country. As pioneers in education in nineteenth century India, and as leading figures in banking and commerce, medicine, law and journalism, they were at the forefront of India's industrial…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    1st Edition

    By Ludwig Alsdorf

    For the first time, this influential study by Ludwig Alsdorf is made available to an English speaking audience, translated by Bal Patil. It focuses on two of the most pertinent issues in Indian religion, the history of vegetarianism and cow-veneration, and its historical approach remains relevant…

    Paperback – 2012-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Buddhism in the Modern World

    1st Edition

    By David L. McMahan

    Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America.…

    Paperback – 2011-12-07
    Routledge
    Religions in the Modern World

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thought

    Action, Language, and Ethics in Zhuangzi, 1st Edition

    By Eske Møllgaard

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi’s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the…

    Paperback – 2011-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religious Traditions in Modern South Asia

    1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Suthren Hirst, John Zavos

    This book offers a contemporary approach to the study of religion in modern South Asia. It explores the development of religious ideas and practices in the region, giving students a clear and critical understanding of social, political and historical context. Part One takes a fresh look at some…

    Paperback – 2011-10-03
    Routledge

  • Women in the Hindu Tradition

    Rules, Roles and Exceptions, 1st Edition

    By Mandakranta Bose

    This book accounts for the origin and evolution of the nature and roles of women within the Hindu belief system. It explains how the idea of the goddess has been derived from Hindu philosophical ideas and texts of codes of conduct and how particular models of conduct for mortal women have been…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Rethinking Religion in India

    The Colonial Construction of Hinduism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

    This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia

    Places of Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Benn, Lori Meeks, James Robson

    The area of Buddhist monasticism has long attracted the interest of Buddhist studies scholars and historians, but the interpretation of the nature and function of monasteries across diverse cultures and vast historical periods remains a focus for debate. This book provides a multifaceted discussion…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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