Religion: Collections

Theme of the Month: Hinduism

Welcome to our monthly Theme of the Month collection, focusing on Hinduism. Routledge has a diverse list of new and recent titles that reflect the best scholarship in this fundamental area of Hindu studies. The Hindu World is the most complete, authoritative and up-to-date one-volume guide to Hindu faith and culture. Those looking for excellent introductions to Hinduism for undergraduate teaching should look no further than Introducing Hinduism and Studying Hinduism in Practice by Hillary P. Rodrigues, Hinduism in the Modern World edited by Brian Hatcher and Contemporary Hinduism by P. Pratar Kumar. For cutting edge scholarly research we publish the Routledge South Asian Religion Series. 

Theme of the Month: Hinduism

  • Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

    Gods, Kings and Other Heroes

    By Naomi Appleton

    Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

    Sustenance and Sustainability

    By Pankaj Jain

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Introducing Hinduism

    2nd Edition

    By Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Introducing Hinduism, 2nd Edition  is the ideal sourcebook for those seeking a comprehensive overview of the Hindu tradition. This second edition includes substantial treatments of Tantra, South India, and women, as well as expanded discussions of yoga, Vedanta and contemporary configurations…

    Paperback – 2016-08-18
    World Religions

  • Hinduism in the Modern World

    Edited by Brian A. Hatcher

    Hinduism in the Modern World presents a new and unprecedented attempt to survey the nature, range, and significance of modern and contemporary Hinduism in South Asia and the global diaspora. Organized to reflect the direction of recent scholarly research, this volume breaks with earlier texts on…

    Paperback – 2015-11-03
    Religions in the Modern World

  • Contemporary Hinduism

    By P. Pratap Kumar

    Most overviews of Hindu belief and practice follow a history from the ancient Vedas to today. Such approaches privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a sense of Hinduism as a homogenous system and culture, and one which is largely unchanging and based solely on sacred texts. In reality, modern…

    Paperback – 2013-07-31
    Religions in Focus

  • Studying Hinduism in Practice

    Edited by Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Drawing on personal experiences of Hinduism on the ground, this book provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. It conveys the rich realities of the Hindu tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. The chapters cover…

    Paperback – 2011-06-14
    Studying Religions in Practice

  • The Hindu World

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    The Hindu World is the most complete, authoritative and up-to-date one-volume guide to Hindu faith and culture available today. Written by the world's leading scholars on Hinduism, its twenty-four chapters explore the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious…

    Paperback – 2007-02-01