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  • The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories, 1st Edition

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    This book examines culture, religion and polity in the context of Buddhism. Gananath Obeyesekere, one of the foremost analytical voices from South Asia develops Freud’s notion of ‘dream work’, the ‘work of culture’ and ideas of no-self (anatta) to understand Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka. This…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge India

  • In Dialogue with Classical Indian Traditions

    Encounter, Transformation and Interpretation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Black, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    Dialogue is a recurring and significant component of Indian religious and philosophical literature. Whether it be as a narrative account of a conversation between characters within a text, as an implied response or provocation towards an interlocutor outside the text, or as a hermeneutical lens…

    Hardback – 2019-03-20
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Christianity in India

    The Anti-Colonial Turn, 1st Edition

    By Clara A.B. Joseph

    By studying the history and sources of the Thomas Christians of India, a community of pre-colonial Christian heritage, this book revisits the assumption that Christianity is Western and colonial and that Christians in the non-West are products of colonial and post-colonial missionaries. Christians…

    Hardback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Cawley

    Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea addresses a wide range of traditions, serving as a guide to those interested in Buddhism, Confucianism, Shamanism, Christianity and many others. It brings readers along a journey from the past to the present, moving beyond the confines of the Korean…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • The Upanisads

    A Complete Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Composed from 800 BCE onwards and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader "knowledge lessons" on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Mediatized Religion in Asia

    Studies on Digital Media and Religion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, Xenia Zeiler

    This edited volume discusses mediatized religion in Asia, examining the intensity and variety of constructions and processes related to digital media and religion in Asia today. Individual chapters present case studies from various regions and religious traditions in Asia, critically discussing the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

  • Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism in Bengal

    Social Impact and Historical Implications, 1st Edition

    By Joseph T. O'Connell

    Edited by Rembert Lutjeharms

    Within the broad Hindu religious tradition, there have been for millennia many subtraditions generically called Vaiṣṇava, who insist that the most appropriate mode of religious faith and experience is bhakti, or devotion, to the supreme personal deity, Viṣṇu. Caitanya Vaiṣṇavas are a community…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Early Buddhist Meditation

    The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight, 1st Edition

    By Keren Arbel

    This book offers a new interpretation of the relationship between 'insight practice' (satipatthana) and the attainment of the four jhànas (i.e., right samàdhi), a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation. The author challenges the traditional Buddhist understanding of the four jhànas as…

    Paperback – 2018-09-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century

    Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Michael Dillon

    There has been a significant increase in the twenty-first century in the frequency and intensity of violent incidents in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the far northwest province of China, where the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslim people who historically constituted the majority…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Digital Spirits in Religion and Media

    Possession and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Alvin Eng Hui Lim

    In many contemporary and popular forms of religious practice, digital technology and the spiritual are inseparable. Ranging from streaming broadcasts of spiritual possessions to screenings of mass prayer conferences in stadiums, spirits and divinities now have new forms in which they can…

    Hardback – 2018-09-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India

    Moving the Mountains, 1st Edition

    By Pankaj Jain

    Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-Western and Western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

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