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  1. Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma

    The Golden Sheldrake

    By Mr Ashley South

    A major contribution to the literature of Burmese history and politics, this book traces the rich and tragic history of the Mon people of Burma and Thailand, from the pre-colonial era to the present day. This vivid account of ethnic politics and civil war situates the story of Mon nationalism...

    Published October 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  2. Studies in Turkic and Mongolic Linguistics

    2nd Edition

    By Gerard Clauson

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    This book, now back in print having been unavailable for many years, is one of the most important contributions to Turkic and Mongolic linguistics, and to the contentious 'Altaic theory'. Proponents of the theory hold that Turkish is part of the Altaic family, and that Turkish accordingly exists...

    Published September 25th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Developments in Australian Buddhism

    Facets of the Diamond

    By Michelle Spuler

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This book examines the adaptation of Buddhism to the Australian sociocultural context. To gain insight into this process of cross-cultural adaptation, issues arising in the development of Diamond Sangha Zen Buddhist groups (one of the largest Zen lineages in the West) in Australia are...

    Published September 18th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Islam and Colonialism

    Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia

    By Will Myer

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book...

    Published September 11th 2002 by Routledge

  5. The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra

    With Buddhaguhya's Commentary

    By Stephen Hodge

    The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. This text is of seminal importance for the history of Buddhist Tantra, especially as very little has been published concerning the origins of Tantra in...

    Published September 4th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata

    A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

    By Peter Scharf

    The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the...

    Published September 4th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism

    A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion

    By Torkel Brekke

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also...

    Published August 28th 2002 by Routledge

  8. The Tibetan Independence Movement

    Political, Religious and Gandhian Perspectives

    By Jane Ardley

    Tibet has been occupied for over fifty years, yet no progress has been made in solving the Tibetan problem. The first serious analysis of the Tibetan independence movement, this book is also the first to view the struggle from a comparative perspective, making an overt comparison with the Indian...

    Published August 21st 2002 by Routledge

  9. Christians, Cultural Interactions and India's Religious Traditions

    Edited by Judith M. Brown, Robert Eric Frykenberg

    Christianity has been one of India's religious traditions since its beginning, but the 19th and 20th centuries saw a new wave of Protestant missionary concern with India which coincided with British rule on the subcontinent, and the growth of modern forms of communications. Christians became...

    Published August 21st 2002 by Routledge

  10. In Defense of Dharma

    Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka

    By Tessa J. Bartholomeusz

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a...

    Published August 21st 2002 by Routledge