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  • The Goddess and the King in Indian Myth

    Ring Composition, Royal Power and The Dharmic Double Helix, 1st Edition

    By Raj Balkaran

    The Sanskrit narrative text Devī Māhātmya, “The Greatness of The Goddess,” extols the triumphs of an all-powerful Goddess, Durgā, over universe-imperiling demons. These exploits are embedded in an intriguing frame narrative: a deposed king solicits the counsel of a forest-dwelling ascetic, who…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

    Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra, 1st Edition

    By Alf Hiltebeitel

    In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Buddhism, Meditation, and Free Will

    A Theory of Mental Freedom, 1st Edition

    By Rick Repetti

    Traditionally, Buddhist philosophy has seemingly rejected the autonomous self. In Western philosophy, free will and the philosophy of action are established areas of research. This book presents a comprehensive analytical review of extant scholarship on perspectives on free will. It studies and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia

    Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Boivin, Remy Delage

    The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint – often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State, 1st Edition

    By Delphine Alles

    The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihād in Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    By Julten Abdelhalim

    Through the creation of post-colonial citizenship, India adopted a hybridisation of specific secular and western conception of citizenship. In this democratic framework, Indian Muslims are observed on how they make use of the spaces and channels to accommodate their Islamic identity within a…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Asian Religions, Technology and Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by István Keul

    Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Olle Qvarnström

    Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Depression in Kerala

    Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Lang

    This book examines depression as a widely diagnosed and treated common mental disorder in India and offers a significant ethnographic study of the application of a traditional Indian medical system (Ayurveda) to the very modern problem of depression. Based on over a year of fieldwork, it…

    Hardback – 2018-06-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Divinizing in South Asian Traditions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Diana Dimitrova, Tatiana Oranskaia

    The issue of divinizing in South Asian traditions has not been examined before as a process involving various methods to affect the socio-cultural cognition of the community. It is therefore essential to consider the context of "divinizing" and to analyse what groups, institutions or individuals…

    Hardback – 2018-06-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Islam, State and Society in Indonesia

    Local Politics in Madura, 1st Edition

    By Yanwar Pribadi

    Islamic powers in secular countries have presented a challenge for states around the world, including Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population as well as the third largest democracy in the world. This book explores the history of the relationships between Islam, state, and society in…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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