Religion: Hinduism

  • 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 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 Hindu Studies Series

  • A Woman's Ramayana: Candrāvatī's Bengali Epic book cover

    A Woman's Ramayana

    Candrāvatī's Bengali Epic, 1st Edition

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    The Rāmāyana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candrāvatī, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 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

  • Tantric Revisionings: New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion book cover

    Tantric Revisionings

    New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey Samuel

    Tantric Revisionings presents stimulating new perspectives on Hindu and Buddhist religion, particularly their Tantric versions, in India, Tibet or in modern Western societies. Geoffrey Samuel adopts an historically and textually informed anthropological approach, seeking to locate and understand…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14

  • Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy: On Knowing and What is to Be Known book cover

    Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

    On Knowing and What is to Be Known, 1st Edition

    By ShashiPrabha Kumar

    Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from a new perspective. It argues that it reveals an…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Making Sense of the Secular: Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia book cover

    Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religious Freedom in India: Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion book cover

    Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion, 1st Edition

    By Goldie Osuri

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Light from the East: Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge book cover

    Light from the East

    Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge, 1st Edition

    By Hon. P. Arunáchalam

    Edited by Edward Carpenter

    Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gñanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27
    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Indian Thought and Western Theism: The Vedānta of Rāmānuja book cover

    Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedānta of Rāmānuja, 1st Edition

    By Martin Ganeri

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Piety and Responsibility: Patterns of Unity in Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Desika book cover

    Piety and Responsibility

    Patterns of Unity in Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Desika, 1st Edition

    By John N. Sheveland

    This book analyzes the writings of Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Desika to disclose how each construes "piety" and "responsibility" as integral to each other. It explores a fundamental unity of love of God and love of neighbour in ecumenical and interreligious frameworks.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

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