Religion: Hinduism

  • Multiculturalism and Minority Religions in Britain: Krishna Consciousness, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Location book cover

    Multiculturalism and Minority Religions in Britain

    Krishna Consciousness, Religious Freedom and the Politics of Location, 1st Edition

    By Malory Nye

    A detailed case study of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Britain. The book studies the particular development of a new religious movement within the context of Britain, and issues relating to minority religions' place within a multicultural but still hegemonically…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge

  • Emptiness Appraised: A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy book cover

    Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By David F. Burton

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami: When Knowledge Meets Devotion book cover

    The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami

    When Knowledge Meets Devotion, 1st Edition

    By Ravi M. Gupta

    The Chaitanya Vaishnava tradition is famous for its depth of devotion to Krishna, the blue-hued Deity. Chaitanya Vaishnavas are known for having refined the practice and aesthetics of devotion into a sophisticated science. This imposing devotional edifice was constructed upon a solid foundation of…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • 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

  • Contemporary Hinduism book cover

    Contemporary Hinduism

    1st Edition

    By P. Pratap Kumar

    Most overviews of Hindu belief and practice follow a history from the ancient Vedas to today. Such approaches privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a sense of Hinduism as a homogenous system and culture, and one which is largely unchanging and based solely on sacred texts. In reality, modern…

    Paperback – 2013-07-31
    Routledge
    Religions in Focus

  • 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

3Series in Hinduism

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