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  1. Muslims in India Since 1947

    Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations

    By Yoginder Sikand

    Muslims in India today are responding to the challenge of religious pluralism in a variety of ways. This book explores the attempts being made by scholar-activists and Muslim organisations to develop new understandings of Islam to relate to people of other faiths and to the modern nation-state, and...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Energy, Wealth and Governance in the Caucasus and Central Asia

    Lessons not learned

    Edited by Richard Auty, Indra de Soysa

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Drawing upon recent progress in development economics and political science, the book provides fresh analysis of the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) countries transition to a market economy by tracing the impact of natural resource endowment. The book examines the synergies between energy-rich and...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  3. The Zen Arts

    An Anthropological Study of the Culture of Aesthetic Form in Japan

    By Rupert Cox

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    The tea ceremony and the martial arts are intimately linked in the popular and historical imagination with Zen Buddhism, and Japanese culture. They are commonly interpreted as religio-aesthetic pursuits which express core spiritual values through bodily gesture and the creation of highly valued...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Southeast Asia

    From Prehistory to History

    Edited by Peter Bellwood, Dr Ian Glover

    This comprehensive and absorbing book traces the cultural history of Southeast Asia from prehistoric (especially Neolithic, Bronze-Iron age) times through to the major Hindu and Buddhist civilizations, to around AD 1300. Southeast Asia has recently attracted archaeological attention as the locus...

    Published April 2nd 2006 by Routledge

  5. The Magic of Indian Cricket

    Cricket and Society in India

    By Mihir Bose

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    In the last twenty years, Indian cricket has been transformed. With the arrival of global television networks, mass-media coverage and multinational sponsors, cricket has become big business and India has become the economic driving force in the world game. For the first time a developing country...

    Published March 15th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Female Biography

    Or memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of all Ages and Countries, by Mary Hays

    Edited by Chihiro Uegaki

    'My pen has been taken up in the cause, and for the benefit of my own sex. For their improvement, and to their entertainment, my labours have been devoted ... I have at heart the happiness of my sex, and their advancement in the grand scale of rational and social existence.' - From the Preface by...

    Published January 30th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy

    Tsongkhapa's Quest for the Middle Way

    By Thupten Jinpa

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The work explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. It also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate...

    Published January 19th 2006 by Routledge

  8. State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia

    Fatally Belonging

    By Ariel Heryanto

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Approximately one million innocent Indonesians were killed by their fellow nationals, neighbours and kin at the height of an anti-communist campaign in the mid-1960s. This book investigates the profound political consequences of these mass killings in Indonesia upon public life, highlighting the...

    Published October 19th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Interpreting the Qur'an

    Towards a Contemporary Approach

    By Abdullah Saeed

    How is the Qur'an - central to all Muslim societies - to be understood today in order to meet the needs of these societies? Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, explores the interpretation of the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an, whilst taking into consideration the changing nature of...

    Published September 28th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Japan at Play

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This book explores the myth, so abused by the mass media, that the Japanese are a grey, anonymous mass of efficient, obedient workers. The articles shed light on a Japan outside officialdom, a lively Japan of tumultuous and independent thought, inefficient and aesthetic, pleasure-loving, aggressive...

    Published August 22nd 2005 by Routledge