Religion: Hinduism

  • Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions: Representations of a Universal Advaita book cover

    Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions

    Representations of a Universal Advaita

    By Stephen E. Gregg

    Scholarship surrounding the Hindu thinker Swami Vivekananda is dominated by hagiography and his (mis)appropriation by the political Hindu Right. Swami Vivekananda and Non-Hindu Traditions challenges this approach and goes back to source by examining what Vivekananda said about non-Hindu traditions…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge

  • Hinduism in Colonial Bengal: Beyond the Renaissance book cover

    Hinduism in Colonial Bengal

    Beyond the Renaissance

    Edited by Ferdinando Sardella, Lucian Wong

    Vaishnavism, is one of the major traditions within Hinduism and inspired by the Bengali Krishna devotee Chaitanya (1486-1533), has been a central feature of the religious and cultural landscape of Bengal since the sixteenth century. It has also had significant impact on other regions of the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo: Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion book cover

    The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo

    Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion

    By Brainerd Prince

    Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. This book is an enquiry into the integral philosophy of Aurobindo and its contemporary relevance. It offers a reading of Aurobindo’s key texts by bringing them into conversation with religious studies and the hermeneutical…

    Paperback – 2018-08-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics

    Edited by Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey

    The ethical treatment of non-human animals is an increasingly significant issue, directly affecting how people share the planet with other creatures and visualize themselves within the natural world. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics is a key reference source in this area,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

  • Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality book cover

    Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality

    Edited by Alexandra Cuffel, Ana Echevarria, Georgios T. Halkias

    The ambiguity concerning the interpretation of the ‘physical body’ in religious thought is not peculiar to any given religion, but is discernible in the scriptures, practices, and disciplines in most of the world’s major religious traditions. This book seeks to address the nuances of difference…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Goddess and the King in Indian Myth: Ring Composition, Royal Power and The Dharmic Double Helix book cover

    The Goddess and the King in Indian Myth

    Ring Composition, Royal Power and The Dharmic Double Helix

    By Raj Balkaran

    The Sanskrit narrative text Devī Māhātmya, “The Greatness of The Goddess”, extols the triumphs of an all-powerful Goddess, Durgā, over universe-imperiling demons. These exploits are embedded in an intriguing frame narrative: a deposed king solicits the counsel of a forest-dwelling ascetic, who…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Nonviolence in the Mahabharata: Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra book cover

    Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

    Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra

    By Alf Hiltebeitel

    In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation book cover

    Hinduism

    A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation

    By Shyam Ranganathan

    Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation explores Hinduism and the distinction between the secular and religious on a global scale. According to Ranganathan, a careful philosophical study of Hinduism reveals it as the microcosm of philosophical disagreements with Indian resources,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-17 
    Routledge
    Investigating Philosophy of Religion

  • Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity book cover

    Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity

    By Ankur Barua

    Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ provide the central connecting theme running through this book. It focuses on the reasons offered by both sides to defend or oppose the possibility of these cross-border movements, and shows how these reasons…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Asian Religions, Technology and Science book cover

    Asian Religions, Technology and Science

    Edited by István Keul

    Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Languages of Religion: Exploring the Politics of the Sacred book cover

    Languages of Religion

    Exploring the Politics of the Sacred

    Edited by Sipra Mukherjee

    This book analyses the power that religion wields upon the minds of individuals and communities and explores the predominance of language in the actual practice of religion. Through an investigation of the diverse forms of religious language available — oral traditions, sacred texts, evangelical…

    Hardback – 2018-06-19 
    Routledge India

  • Change, Continuity and Complexity: The Mahāvidyās in East Indian Śākta Traditions book cover

    Change, Continuity and Complexity

    The Mahāvidyās in East Indian Śākta Traditions

    By Jae-Eun Shin

    The Mahāvidyās are the representative Tantric feminine pantheon consisting of ten goddesses. It is formed by divergent religious strands and elements: the mātṛ and yoginī worship, the cult of Kālī and Tripurasundarī, Vajrayāna Buddhism, Jain Vidyādevīs, Śaiva and Vaiṣṇava faith, Śrīvidyā, the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18
    Routledge

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