Religion: Hinduism

  • 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

  • A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's <I>Slokavarttika </I>- Translation and Commentary book cover

    A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology

    Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's Slokavarttika - Translation and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By John Taber

    This is a translation of the chapter on perception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of the central texts of the Hindu response to the criticism of the logical-epistemological school of Buddhist thought. In an extensive commentary, the author explains the course of the…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Genealogy of the South Indian Deities: An English Translation of Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg's Original German Manuscript with a Textual Analysis and Glossary book cover

    Genealogy of the South Indian Deities

    An English Translation of Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg's Original German Manuscript with a Textual Analysis and Glossary, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Jeyaraj

    For the first time Genealogy of the South Indian Deities, the work of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the first Protestant missionary in India, is made accessible to an English readership. Originally published in 1713, the text reveals Ziegenbalg's ethos in the emerging European Enlightenment…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India book cover

    The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    1st Edition

    By Ludwig Alsdorf

    For the first time, this influential study by Ludwig Alsdorf is made available to an English speaking audience, translated by Bal Patil. It focuses on two of the most pertinent issues in Indian religion, the history of vegetarianism and cow-veneration, and its historical approach remains relevant…

    Paperback – 2012-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Religion, Law and Tradition: Comparative Studies in Religious Law book cover

    Religion, Law and Tradition

    Comparative Studies in Religious Law, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Huxley

    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02
    Routledge

  • Women in the Hindu Tradition: Rules, Roles and Exceptions book cover

    Women in the Hindu Tradition

    Rules, Roles and Exceptions, 1st Edition

    By Mandakranta Bose

    This book accounts for the origin and evolution of the nature and roles of women within the Hindu belief system. It explains how the idea of the goddess has been derived from Hindu philosophical ideas and texts of codes of conduct and how particular models of conduct for mortal women have been…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Rethinking Religion in India: The Colonial Construction of Hinduism book cover

    Rethinking Religion in India

    The Colonial Construction of Hinduism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

    This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as…

    Paperback – 2011-09-16
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • The Khecarividya of Adinatha: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga book cover

    The Khecarividya of Adinatha

    A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga, 1st Edition

    By James Mallinson

    Describing one of the most important practices of hathayoga (khecarimudra), the Khecarividya of Adinatha is presented here to an English-speaking readership for the first time. The author, James Mallinson, draws on thirty Sanskrit works, as well as original fieldwork amongst yogins in India who use…

    Paperback – 2010-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Yoga in the Modern World

    Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Singleton, Jean Byrne

    Today yoga is a thoroughly globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the world by storm and is even seeing renewed popularity in India. Both in India and abroad, adults, children and teenagers are practicing yoga in diverse settings; gyms, schools, home, work, yoga studios and temples. The yoga…

    Paperback – 2009-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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