Religion: Hinduism

  • Asian Religions, Technology and Science book cover

    Asian Religions, Technology and Science

    1st Edition

    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

  • Religion and Urbanism: Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia book cover

    Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Categorisation in Indian Philosophy: Thinking Inside the Box book cover

    Categorisation in Indian Philosophy

    Thinking Inside the Box, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Frazier

    It is by fitting the world into neatly defined boxes that Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain philosophers were able to gain unparalleled insights into the nature of reality, God, language and thought itself. Such categories aimed to encompass the universe, the mind and the divine within an all-encompassing…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Material Culture and Asian Religions: Text, Image, Object book cover

    Material Culture and Asian Religions

    Text, Image, Object, 1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Fleming, Richard Mann

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

  • Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought: Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana book cover

    Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana, 1st Edition

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Theistic Vedānta originated with Rāmānuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Viśistādvaita Vedānta and also an initiate of the Śrīvaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Śrī, the Śrīvaisnavas established themselves through…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India: The Role of Activism book cover

    Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India

    The Role of Activism, 1st Edition

    By Nandini Deo

    Religious nationalists and women’s activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one dimension of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions: Forms, Practices and Meanings book cover

    Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings, 1st Edition

    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

  • 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi book cover

    The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

    1st Edition

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature, and Philosophy book cover

    Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahābhārata (…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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