Religion: Hinduism

  • Identity and Identification in India: Defining the Disadvantaged book cover

    Identity and Identification in India

    Defining the Disadvantaged, 1st Edition

    By Laura Dudley Jenkins

    Can a state empower its citizens by classifying them? Or do reservation policies reinforce the very categories they are meant to eradicate? Indian reservation policies on government jobs, legislative seats and university admissions for disadvantaged groups, like affirmative action policies…

    Paperback – 2009-11-18

  • Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata book cover

    Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Brodbeck, Brian Black

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Self-Surrender (prapatti) to God in Shrivaishnavism: Tamil Cats or Sanskrit Monkeys? book cover

    Self-Surrender (prapatti) to God in Shrivaishnavism

    Tamil Cats or Sanskrit Monkeys?, 1st Edition

    By Srilata Raman

    Filling the most glaring gap in Shrivaishnava scholarship, this book deals with the history of interpretation of a theological concept of self-surrender-prapatti in late twelfth and thirteenth century religious texts of the Shrivaishnava community of South India. This original study shows that…

    Paperback – 2009-04-21
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • South Asian Religions on Display: Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora book cover

    South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora, 1st Edition

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both…

    Paperback – 2009-04-21
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Rethinking Hindu Identity book cover

    Rethinking Hindu Identity

    1st Edition

    By Dwijendra Narayan Jha

    Recent years have seen the emergence of a virulent version of Hindu nationalism and fundamentalism in India under the banner of Hindutva. This xenophobic movement has obfuscated and mystified the notion of Hindu identity and reinforced its stereotypes. Its arguments range from the patently…

    Paperback – 2009-04-02
    Religion in Culture

  • Samkara's Advaita Vedanta: A Way of Teaching book cover

    Samkara's Advaita Vedanta

    A Way of Teaching, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline G Suthren Hirst

    Samkara (c.700 CE) has been regarded by many as the most authoritative Hindu thinker of all time. A great Indian Vedantin brahmin, Samkara was primarily a commentator on the sacred texts of the Vedas and a teacher in the Advaitin teaching line. This book serves as an introduction to…

    Paperback – 2006-04-06
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Defining Hinduism: A Reader book cover

    Defining Hinduism

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    By J. E. Llewellyn

    'Defining Hinduism' focuses on what Hinduism is, what it has been, and what some have argued it should be. The oldest of the world religions, Hinduism presents a complex pantheon and system of beliefs. Far from being unchanging, Hinduism has, like any faith of duration, evolved in response to…

    Paperback – 2005-08-01
    Critical Categories in the Study of Religion

  • Selling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion book cover

    Selling Spirituality

    The Silent Takeover of Religion, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Carrette, Richard King

    From Feng Shui to holistic medicine, from aromatherapy candles to yoga weekends, spirituality is big business. It promises to soothe away the angst of modern living and to offer an antidote to shallow materialism. Selling Spirituality is a short, sharp, attack on this fallacy. It shows how…

    Paperback – 2004-09-16

  • Hinduism in Modern Indonesia book cover

    Hinduism in Modern Indonesia

    1st Edition

    By Martin Ramstedt

    This book provides new data and perspectives on the development of 'world religion' in post-colonial societies through an analysis of the development of 'Hinduism' in various parts of Indonesia from the early twentieth century to the present. This development has been largely driven by the…

    Paperback – 2003-11-06

  • Imagining Hinduism: A Postcolonial Perspective book cover

    Imagining Hinduism

    A Postcolonial Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Sharada Sugirtharajah

    Imagining Hinduism examines how Hinduism has been defined, interpreted and manufactured through Western categorizations, from the foreign interventions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Orientalists and missionaries, to the present day. Sugirtharajah argues that ever since early Orientalists '…

    Paperback – 2003-09-25

  • Colonial Saints: Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500–1800 book cover

    Colonial Saints

    Discovering the Holy in the Americas, 1500–1800, 1st Edition

    Edited by Allan Greer, Jodi Bilinkoff

    From the cult of Saint Anne to the devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from Saint Anthony who competed with Christ for popularity in Brazil, to Jesuits who mixed freely with shamans that talked with the gods, this exciting new anthology examines the conversion of the colonized. The essays examine…

    Paperback – 2002-12-20

  • Orientalism and Religion: Post-Colonial Theory, India and

    Orientalism and Religion

    Post-Colonial Theory, India and "The Mystic East", 1st Edition

    By Richard King

    Orientalism and Religion offers us a timely discussion of the implications of contemporary post-colonial theory for the study of religion. Richard King examines the way in which notions such as mysticism, religion, Hinduism and Buddhism are taken for granted. He shows us how religion needs to be…

    Paperback – 1999-04-15

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