Religion: Hinduism

  • British Untouchables: A Study of Dalit Identity and Education book cover

    British Untouchables

    A Study of Dalit Identity and Education, 1st Edition

    By Paul Ghuman

    Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva: A Selfless Response to an Illusory World book cover

    The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva

    A Selfless Response to an Illusory World, 1st Edition

    By Warren Lee Todd

    Exploring the philosophical concerns of the nature of self, this book draws from two of the most influential Indian masters, Śaṅkara and Śāntideva. Todd demonstrates that an ethics of altruism is still possible within a metaphysics which assumes there to be no independent self. A new ethical model…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History

  • Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy: Tradition, Reason and Devotion book cover

    Caitanya Vaisnava Philosophy

    Tradition, Reason and Devotion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ravi M. Gupta

    In the sixteenth century, the saint and scholar Sri Caitanya set in motion a wave of devotion to Krishna that began in eastern India and has now found its way around the world. Caitanya taught that the highest aim of life is to develop selfless love for God Krishna, the blue-hued cowherd boy who…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability book cover

    Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities

    Sustenance and Sustainability, 1st Edition

    By Pankaj Jain

    In Indic religious traditions, a number of rituals and myths exist in which the environment is revered. Despite this nature worship in India, its natural resources are under heavy pressure with its growing economy and exploding population. This has led several scholars to raise questions about the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Asian Sacred Natural Sites: Philosophy and practice in protected areas and conservation book cover

    Asian Sacred Natural Sites

    Philosophy and practice in protected areas and conservation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bas Verschuuren, Naoya Furuta

    Nature conservation planning tends to be driven by models based on Western norms and science, but these may not represent the cultural, philosophical and religious contexts of much of Asia. This book provides a new perspective on the topic of sacred natural sites and cultural heritage by linking…

    Paperback – 2016-08-11
    Routledge

  • Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By R G Bhandarkar

    Bhandarkar’s Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems, first published in 1913, explores the origins of Vaishnavism by examining its sources of religion, aspects of the Mahabharata, and the Cult of Rama. Bhandarkar also discusses Saivism by exploring its origin and development. This text is…

    Paperback – 2016-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Hindu Perspectives on Evolution: Darwin, Dharma, and Design book cover

    Hindu Perspectives on Evolution

    Darwin, Dharma, and Design, 1st Edition

    By C. Mackenzie Brown

    Providing new insights into the contemporary creationist-evolution debates, this book looks at the Hindu cultural-religious traditions of India, the Hindu Dharma traditions. By focusing on the interaction of religion and science in a Hindu context, it offers a global context for understanding…

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

  • Tantric Mantras: Studies on Mantrasastra book cover

    Tantric Mantras

    Studies on Mantrasastra, 1st Edition

    By Andre Padoux

    Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia: Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata book cover

    Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia

    Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata, 1st Edition

    By James Hegarty

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the greatest works of world literature and pivotal for the understanding of both Hindu traditions and wider society in ancient, medieval and modern South Asia. This book presents a new synthesis of philological, anthropological and cognitive-linguistic method and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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