Religion: Practice of Hinduism

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-07-27
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity book cover

    Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity

    1st Edition

    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
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 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
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    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti book cover

    Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti, 1st Edition

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hindu Pilgrimage: Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India book cover

    Hindu Pilgrimage

    Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India, 1st Edition

    By Prabhavati C. Reddy

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Tantric Visual Culture: A Cognitive Approach book cover

    Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition: Salvific Space book cover

    Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space, 1st Edition

    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
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West: Between Mind and Body book cover

    Religion and the Subtle Body in Asia and the West

    Between Mind and Body, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey Samuel, Jay Johnston

    Subtle-body practices are found particularly in Indian, Indo-Tibetan and East Asian societies, but have become increasingly familiar in Western societies, especially through the various healing and yogic techniques and exercises associated with them. This book explores subtle-body practices from a…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
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    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • 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
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Women in the Hindu Tradition: Rules, Roles and Exceptions book cover

    Women in the Hindu Tradition

    Rules, Roles and Exceptions, 1st Edition

    By Mandakranta Bose

    This book accounts for the origin and evolution of the nature and roles of women within the Hindu belief system. It explains how the idea of the goddess has been derived from Hindu philosophical ideas and texts of codes of conduct and how particular models of conduct for mortal women have been…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Yoga in the Modern World

    Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Singleton, Jean Byrne

    Today yoga is a thoroughly globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the world by storm and is even seeing renewed popularity in India. Both in India and abroad, adults, children and teenagers are practicing yoga in diverse settings; gyms, schools, home, work, yoga studios and temples. The yoga…

    Paperback – 2009-12-17
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    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • South Asian Religions on Display: Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora book cover

    South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora, 1st Edition

    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
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    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

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