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  • 'Yogini' in South Asia

    Interdisciplinary Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by István Keul

    In different stages in the history of South Asian religions, the term yoginī has been used in various contexts to designate various things: a female adept of yoga, a female tantric practitioner, a sorceress, a woman dedicated to a deity, or a certain category of female deities. This book brings…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India, 1st Edition

    By Ajay K. Rao

    The Rāmāyana of Vālmīki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Theravāda Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aparna Pande

    With a population of 190 million, Pakistan is strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Central and South Asia, and has the second largest Muslim population in the world. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Pakistan provides an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of issues from…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge

  • Reading the Sacred Scriptures

    From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fiachra Long, Siobhán Dowling Long

    Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Tradition to Written Documents and their Reception examines how the scriptures came to be written and how their authority has been constructed and reinforced over time. Highlighting the measures taken to safeguard the stability of oral accounts, this book…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22
    Routledge

  • The Future of Hindu–Christian Studies

    A Theological Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Francis X. Clooney

    The field of Hindu-Christian studies revives theology as a particularly useful interreligious discipline. Though a sub-division of the broader Hindu-Christian dialogue, it is also a distinct field of study, proper to a smaller group of religious intellectuals. At its best it envisions a two-sided,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

    On Knowing and What is to Be Known, 1st Edition

    By ShashiPrabha Kumar

    Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from a new perspective. It argues that it reveals an…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Buddha and Religious Diversity

    1st Edition

    By J. Abraham Velez de Cea

    Providing a rigorous analysis of Buddhist ways of understanding religious diversity, this book develops a new foundation for cross-cultural understanding of religious diversity in our time. Examining the complexity and uniqueness of Buddha’s approach to religious pluralism using four main…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion, 1st Edition

    By Goldie Osuri

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati, 1st Edition

    By R.U.S. Prasad

    Sarasvati assumes different roles, a physical river and a river goddess, then as a goddess of speech and finally that of a goddess of learning, knowledge, arts and music. References to Sarasvati in the Vedas and the Brahmanas, the Mahabharata and the Puranas and her marked presence in other…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

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