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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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11-20 of 23 results in Routledge Hindu Studies Series
  1. Classical Samkhya and Yoga

    An Indian Metaphysics of Experience

    By Mikel Burley

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology

    Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's <I>Slokavarttika </I>- Translation and Commentary

    By John Taber

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Hindu Perspectives on Evolution

    Darwin, Dharma, and Design

    By C. Mackenzie Brown

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Providing new insights into the contemporary creationist-evolution debates, this book looks at the Hindu cultural-religious traditions of India, the Hindu Dharma traditions. By focusing on the interaction of religion and science in a Hindu context, it offers a global context for understanding...

    Published January 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Interpreting Devotion

    The Poetry and Legacy of a Female Bhakti Saint of India

    By Karen Pechilis

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Devotion is a category of expression in many of the world’s religious traditions. This book looks at issues involved in academically interpreting religious devotion, as well as exploring the interpretations of religious devotion made by a sixth century poet, a twelfth century biographer, and...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Women in the Hindu Tradition

    Rules, Roles and Exceptions

    By Mandakranta Bose

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia

    Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata

    By James Hegarty

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the greatest works of world literature and pivotal for the understanding of both Hindu traditions and wider society in ancient, medieval and modern South Asia. This book presents a new synthesis of philological, anthropological and cognitive-linguistic method and...

    Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Yoga in the Modern World

    Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Mark Singleton, Jean Byrne

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata

    Edited by Simon Brodbeck, Brian Black

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    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...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge