Religion: Asian Religions

  • Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism: A philosophical-theological inquiry book cover

    Hindu Images and their Worship with special reference to Vaisnavism

    A philosophical-theological inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Julius J. Lipner

    Hinduism comprises perhaps the major cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it can play a valuable role in helping us understand the nature of religion and human responses to life. Hindu image-worship lies at the core of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and subject to much…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • The Rādhā Tantra: A critical edition and annotated translation book cover

    The Rādhā Tantra

    A critical edition and annotated translation, 1st Edition

    By Mans Broo

    The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • The Buddha in Sri Lanka: Histories and Stories book cover

    The Buddha in Sri Lanka

    Histories and Stories, 1st Edition

    By Gananath Obeyesekere

    This book examines culture, religion and polity in the context of Buddhism. Gananath Obeyesekere, one of the foremost analytical voices from South Asia develops Freud’s notion of ‘dream work’, the ‘work of culture’ and ideas of no-self (anatta) to understand Buddhism in contemporary Sri Lanka. This…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge India

  • The Upanisads: A Complete Guide book cover

    The Upanisads

    A Complete Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Signe Cohen

    The Upaniṣads are among the most sacred foundational scriptures in the Hindu religion. Composed from 800 BCE onwards and making up part of the larger Vedic corpus, they offer the reader "knowledge lessons" on life, death, and immortality. While they are essential to understanding Hinduism and Asian…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Religion and Media in China: Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong book cover

    Religion and Media in China

    Insights and Case Studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stefania Travagnin

    This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland…

    Paperback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge

  • Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India: Moving the Mountains book cover

    Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India

    Moving the Mountains, 1st Edition

    By Pankaj Jain

    Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-Western and Western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo: Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion book cover

    The Integral Philosophy of Aurobindo

    Hermeneutics and the Study of Religion, 1st Edition

    By Brainerd Prince

    Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet. This book is an enquiry into the integral philosophy of Aurobindo and its contemporary relevance. It offers a reading of Aurobindo’s key texts by bringing them into conversation with religious studies and the hermeneutical…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Nonviolence in the Mahabharata: Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra book cover

    Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

    Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra, 1st Edition

    By Alf Hiltebeitel

    In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated…

    Paperback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia: Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers book cover

    Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia

    Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Boivin, Remy Delage

    The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint – often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy: Transcending the State book cover

    Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State, 1st Edition

    By Delphine Alles

    The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • Indian Muslims and Citizenship: Spaces for Jihād in Everyday Life book cover

    Indian Muslims and Citizenship

    Spaces for Jihād in Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    By Julten Abdelhalim

    Through the creation of post-colonial citizenship, India adopted a hybridisation of specific secular and western conception of citizenship. In this democratic framework, Indian Muslims are observed on how they make use of the spaces and channels to accommodate their Islamic identity within a…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • Daoism in Japan: Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture book cover

    Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

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