Religion: History of Hinduism

  • Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism: History, Practice and Doctrine book cover

    Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjarne Wernicke Olesen

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Śākta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology: A History of Reception in Premodern India book cover

    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 Hindu Studies Series

  • Interpreting Devotion: The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India book cover

    Interpreting Devotion

    The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India, 1st Edition

    By Karen Pechilis

    Devotion is a category of expression in many of the world’s religious traditions. This book looks at issues involved in academically interpreting religious devotion, as well as exploring the interpretations of religious devotion made by a sixth century poet, a twelfth century biographer, and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre: Thumri Lyrics book cover

    Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

    Thumri Lyrics, 1st Edition

    By Lalita du Perron

    Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Imagining Hinduism: A Postcolonial Perspective book cover

    Imagining Hinduism

    A Postcolonial Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Sharada Sugirtharajah

    Imagining Hinduism examines how Hinduism has been defined, interpreted and manufactured through Western categorizations, from the foreign interventions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Orientalists and missionaries, to the present day. Sugirtharajah argues that ever since early Orientalists '…

    Paperback – 2003-09-25

  • Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500–1800 book cover

    Colonial Saints

    Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500–1800, 1st Edition

    Edited by Allan Greer, Jodi Bilinkoff

    From the cult of Saint Anne to the devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from Saint Anthony who competed with Christ for popularity in Brazil, to Jesuits who mixed freely with shamans that talked with the gods, this exciting new anthology examines the conversion of the colonized. The essays examine…

    Paperback – 2002-12-20

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