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Routledge Hindu Studies Series

Series Editor: Gavin Flood

This series, in association with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, intends primarily the publication of constructive Hindu theological, philosophical and ethical projects aimed at bringing Hindu traditions into dialogue with contemporary trends in scholarship and contemporary society. The series invites original, high quality, research level work on religion, culture and society of Hindus living in India and abroad. Proposals for annotated translations of important primary sources and studies in the history of the Hindu religious traditions will also be considered.

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1-10 of 23 results in Routledge Hindu Studies Series
  1. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Chaitanya Vaishnava Vedanta of Jiva Gosvami

    When Knowledge Meets Devotion

    By Ravi M. Gupta

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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....

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Hindu Pilgrimage

    Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

    By Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahabharata (...

    Published February 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Attending Krishna's Image

    Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth

    By Kenneth Russell Valpey

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism

    The Philosophy of Madhusudana Sarasvati

    By Sanjukta Gupta

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. A Woman's Ramayana

    Candravati's Bengali Epic

    By Mandakranta Bose, Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana, an ancient epic of India, with audiences across vast stretches of time and geography, continues to influence numberless readers socially and morally through its many re-tellings. Made available in English for the first time, the 16th century version presented here is by Candravati, a...

    Published June 13th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

    On Knowing and What is to Be Known

    By ShashiPrabha Kumar

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from a new perspective. It argues that it reveals an...

    Published March 19th 2013 by Routledge