Religion: Jainism

  • Ritual Journeys in South Asia: Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space book cover

    Ritual Journeys in South Asia

    Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space

    Edited by Jürgen Schaflechner, Christoph Bergmann

    Scholars of pilgrimage have shifted their attention from focal destinations, the religious site or spiritual centre, towards the pilgrims’ movement and the experiences they make en route. From that perspective it has become evident that pilgrimages are not only coined by feelings of social…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics

    Edited by Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey

    The ethical treatment of non-human animals is an increasingly significant issue, directly affecting how people share the planet with other creatures and visualize themselves within the natural world. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics is a key reference source in this area,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Religion

  • Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy book cover

    Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Olle Qvarnström

    Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy.…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Religion and Urbanism: Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia book cover

    Religion and Urbanism

    Reconceptualising sustainable cities for South Asia

    Edited by Yamini Narayanan

    Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Jainism and Ethical Finance: A Timeless Business Model book cover

    Jainism and Ethical Finance

    A Timeless Business Model

    By Atul K. Shah, Aidan Rankin

    The financial crisis of 2008 has led to a re-evaluation of the role of financial institutions and their relationship with the wider economy and society. This process has meant an increased questioning of both the conduct of business itself and the principles behind commercial and financial…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13
    Routledge

  • Jainism and Environmental Philosophy: Karma and the Web of Life book cover

    Jainism and Environmental Philosophy

    Karma and the Web of Life

    By Aidan Rankin

    Environmental policy agendas, activism and academic research into ecological questions are all predominantly derived from the philosophical perspectives of the West. At national and global levels, environmental policy-makers tend to work according to Western-based methodologies. At the same time,…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability

  • Yoga in Jainism book cover

    Yoga in Jainism

    Edited by Christopher Key Chapple

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances, and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • Early Asceticism in India: Ājīvikism and Jainism book cover

    Early Asceticism in India

    Ājīvikism and Jainism

    By Piotr Balcerowicz

    Ājīvikism was once ranked one of the most important religions in India between the 4th and 2nd centuries BCE, after Buddhism, ‘Brahmanism’ and before Jainism, but is now a forgotten Indian religion. However, Jainism has remained an integral part of the religious landscape of South Asia, despite the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces: The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE book cover

    The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces

    The temple in western India, 2nd century BCE–8th century CE

    By Susan Verma Mishra, Himanshu Prabha Ray

    This volume focuses on the religious shrine in western India as an institution of cultural integration in the period spanning 200 BCE to 800 CE. It presents an analysis of religious architecture at multiple levels, both temporal and spatial, and distinguishes it as a ritual instrument that…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues book cover

    Studies in Jaina History and Culture

    Disputes and Dialogues

    Edited by Peter Flügel

    The last ten years have seen interest in Jainism increasing, with this previously little-known Indian religion assuming a significant place in religious studies. Studies in Jaina History and Culture breaks new ground by investigating the doctrinal differences and debates amongst the Jains rather…

    Paperback – 2012-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect book cover

    History, Scripture and Controversy in a Medieval Jain Sect

    By Paul Dundas

    Examining the history and intellectual activity of the medieval Svetambara Jain renunciant order, the Tapa Gaccha, this book focuses on the consolidation by the Tapa Gaccha from the thirteenth century of its identity as the leading Svetambara order. The author argues that this was variously…

    Paperback – 2012-05-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

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

    The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    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

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