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  • Religion and Technology in India

    Spaces, Practices and Authorities

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    Religion tends to flourish when technological developments create new possibilities for communication and representation, and simultaneously change as a consequence of these developments. This book explores intersections between religion and technology in India, at the present and in the colonial…

    Hardback – 2018-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians…

    Paperback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge

  • Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings

    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

  • Yoga in Modern Hinduism

    Hariharānanda Āraṇya and Sāṃkhyayoga

    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

  • Young Sikhs in a Global World

    Negotiating Traditions, Identities and Authorities

    By Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Sikhs in Europe

    Migration, Identities and Representations

    By Kristina Myrvold

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Sikhs in Europe are neglected in the study of religions and migrant groups: previous studies have focused on the history, culture and religious practices of Sikhs in North America and the UK, but few have focused on Sikhs in continental Europe. This book fills this gap, presenting new data and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge

  • South Asian Christian Diaspora

    Invisible Diaspora in Europe and North America

    By Selva J. Raj

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    The South Asian Christian diaspora is largely invisible in the literature about religion and migration. This is the first comprehensive study of South Asian Christians living in Europe and North America, presenting the main features of these diasporas, their community histories and their religious…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Modern Indian Culture and Society

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Research on Indian culture and society has been conducted from a dizzying range of perspectives. However, in recent decades it has been particularly characterized by a change in focus from the past to the present; from the worldview of the élites to that of the subalterns; from philosophy to…

    Hardback – 2009-06-08
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both…

    Paperback – 2009-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

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