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  1. Health and Religious Rituals in South Asia

    Disease, Possession and Healing

    Edited by Fabrizio Ferrari

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Drawing on original fieldwork, this book develops a fresh methodological approach to the study of indigenous understandings of disease as possession, and looks at healing rituals in different South Asian cultural contexts. Contributors discuss the meaning of 'disease', 'possession' and 'healing' in...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their...

    Published April 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Parsis in India and the Diaspora

    Edited by John Hinnells, Alan Williams

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    The Parsis are India's smallest minority community, yet they have exercised a huge influence on the country. As pioneers in education in nineteenth century India, and as leading figures in banking and commerce, medicine, law and journalism, they were at the forefront of India's industrial...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Rethinking Religion in India

    The Colonial Construction of Hinduism

    Edited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as...

    Published September 16th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Time, History and the Religious Imaginary in South Asia

    Edited by Anne Murphy

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Religious imaginary is a way of conceiving and structuring the world within the conceptual and imaginative traditions of the religious. Using religious imaginary as a reference, this book analyses temporal ideologies and expressions of historicity in South Asia in the early modern, pre-colonial and...

    Published August 31st 2011 by Routledge

  6. South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    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...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Hindu Selves in a Modern World

    Guru Faith in the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission

    By Maya Warrier

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    This book explores devotional Hinduism in a modern context of high consumerism and revolutionised communications. It focuses on a fast-growing and high-profile contemporary Hindu guru faith originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The organisation is led by a vastly popular...

    Published December 17th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Satyagraha

    The Gandhian Faith in Non-Violence

    By Jesse Van Der Valk

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    There have been few true examples of the use of non-violent political campaigns since Gandhi developed his technique of satyagraha. Given the obvious benefits of non-violence, this begs the question why. Satyagraha answers this question by showing that the technique of satyagraha is religious as...

    Published December 1st 2004 by Routledge

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