Religion: Hinduism

  • The Politics of Religion in Indonesia: Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali book cover

    The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Religious Cultures in Early Modern India: New Perspectives book cover

    Religious Cultures in Early Modern India

    New Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, David Washbrook

    Religious authority and political power have existed in complex relationships throughout India’s history. The centuries of the ‘early modern’ in South Asia saw particularly dynamic developments in this relationship. Regional as well as imperial states of the period expanded their religious…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian History and Culture 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
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Consciousness in Indian Philosophy: The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’ book cover

    Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • The Divine and the Demonic: Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India book cover

    The Divine and the Demonic

    Supernatural Affliction and its Treatment in North India, 1st Edition

    By Dr Graham Dwyer

    Based on fieldwork in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, this book focuses on supernatural affliction - illness and misfortune ascribed to demonic spirits or ghosts and to other mystical agents, such as sorcerers and witches. The study augments and extends the existing scholarship on a range of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • Attending Krishna's Image: Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth book cover

    Attending Krishna's Image

    Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Russell Valpey

    There is a steady and growing scholarly, as well as popular interest in Hindu religion – especially devotional (bhakti) traditions as forms of spiritual practice and expressions of divine embodiment. Associated with this is the attention to sacred images and their worship. Attending Krishna's…

    Paperback – 2013-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism: The Philosophy of Madhusudana Sarasvati book cover

    Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism

    The Philosophy of Madhusudana Sarasvati, 1st Edition

    By Sanjukta Gupta

    In Indian philosophy and theology, the ideology of Vedanta occupies an important position. Hindu religious sects accept the Vedantic soteriology, which believes that there is only one conscious reality, Brahman from which the entire creation, both conscious and non-conscious, emanated. Madhusudana…

    Paperback – 2013-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition: The Song of the Lord book cover

    Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

    The Song of the Lord, 1st Edition

    By Catherine A. Robinson

    The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
    Routledge

  • The Yogi and the Devotee (Routledge Revivals): The Interplay Between the Upanishads and Catholic Theology book cover

    The Yogi and the Devotee (Routledge Revivals)

    The Interplay Between the Upanishads and Catholic Theology, 1st Edition

    By Ninian Smart

    First published in 1968, Ninian Smart’s The Yogi and the Devotee: The Interplay Between the Upanishads and Catholic Theology is based on lectures given in Delhi and explores in a novel way the relation between Hinduism and Christianity. The author puts forward a general theory of the relationship…

    Paperback – 2012-09-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Classical Samkhya and Yoga: An Indian Metaphysics of Experience book cover

    Classical Samkhya and Yoga

    An Indian Metaphysics of Experience, 1st Edition

    By Mikel Burley

    Samkhya and Yoga are two of the oldest and most influential systems of classical Indian philosophy. This book provides a thorough analysis of the systems in order to fully understand Indian philosophy. Placing particular emphasis on the metaphysical schema which underlies both concepts, the author…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy book cover

    Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Desireless action is typically cited as a criterion of the liberated person in classical Indian texts. Contemporary authors argue with near unanimity that since all action is motivated by desire, desireless action is a contradiction. They conclude that desireless action is action performed without…

    Paperback – 2012-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Religion and Commodification: 'Merchandizing' Diasporic Hinduism book cover

    Religion and Commodification

    'Merchandizing' Diasporic Hinduism, 1st Edition

    By Vineeta Sinha

    Sustaining a Hindu universe at an everyday life level requires an extraordinary range of religious specialists and ritual paraphernalia. At the level of practice, devotional Hinduism is an embodied religion and grounded in a materiality, that makes the presence of specific physical objects (which…

    Paperback – 2012-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

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