Asian Religions Products

  • 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

  • Women in Pāli Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence, 1st Edition

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    The Pāli tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pāli canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions, 1st Edition

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By James Stewart

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pāli source materials do not encourage…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India

    The Role of Activism, 1st Edition

    By Nandini Deo

    Religious nationalists and women’s activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one dimension of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Yoga in Jainism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Key Chapple

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances, and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold

    Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Brunei – History, Islam, Society and Contemporary Issues

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin

    Brunei, although a relatively small state, is disproportionately important on account of its rich resource base. In addition, in recent years the country has endeavoured to play a greater role in regional affairs, especially through ASEAN, holding the chair of the organisation in 2013, and also…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh, 1st Edition

    By Dina Afrianty

    This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia 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

  • Religions of India

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    India is a highly diverse country, home to a wide array of languages, religions, and cultural traditions. Analyzing the dynamic religious traditions of this democratic nation sheds light on the complex evolution from India’s past to today’s modern culture. Written by leading experts in the field,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22
    Routledge

1Series in Asian Religions

Product Search