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  1. The Poetics of Devotion

    The Gujarati Lyrics of Dayaram

    By Rachel Dwyer

    This book introduces a major poet scarcely known to scholars outside Gujarat in India: Kavi Dayarambhai (1777-1852), one of the greatest writers in the Gujarati language. His death brought to an end not only the age of the great bhakta (devotional) poets, but also that of Gujarati medieval...

    Published December 14th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity

    By Arvind-Pal S. Mandair, Christopher Shackle, Gurharpal Singh

    This book brings together new approaches to the study of Sikh religion, culture and ethnicity being pursued in the diaspora by Sikh academics in western universities in Britain and North America. An important aspect of the volume is the diversity of topics that are engaged - including film and...

    Published December 14th 2000 by Routledge

  3. Indian Theatre

    Theatre of Origin, Theatre of Freedom

    By Ralph Yarrow

    This book sets out from the question: why have so many western theatre workers come to India and what were they looking for? What is it that seemed to be lacking in western performance and understanding of the nature and function of theatre? Locating Indian theatre as a major site of reappraisal...

    Published December 7th 2000 by Routledge

  4. Ismaili Hymns from South Asia

    An Introduction to the Ginans

    By Zawahir Moir, Christopher Shackle

    The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of the world. Even less is generally known about the...

    Published July 25th 2000 by Routledge

  5. Innovative Buddhist Women

    Swimming Against the Stream

    By Karma Lekshe Tsomo

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Combines the voices of scholars and practitioners in analysing Buddhist women's history. 26 articles document the lives of women who have set in motion changes within Buddhist societies, with analyses of issues such as gender, ethnicity, authority, and class that affect the lives of women in...

    Published July 24th 2000 by Routledge

  6. The Bombay Country Ships 1790-1833

    By Anne Bulley

    Concentrates on the period 1790-1833, especially the early nineteenth century when the Bombay merchant fleet was at its zenith, studying the ships, their trade and the men who owned or sailed in them. The picture is built up from a mass of details and references unearthed in the English East India...

    Published July 6th 2000 by Routledge

  7. Shinto in History

    Ways of the Kami

    By John Breen, Mark Teeuwen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    This is the only book to date offering a critical overview of Shinto from early times to the modern era, and evaluating Shinto's place in Japanese religious culture. In recent years, a few books on medieval Shinto have appeared, but none has attempted to depict the broader picture, to examine...

    Published July 2nd 2000 by Routledge

  8. Asian Values

    Encounter with Diversity

    By Josiane Cauquelin, Paul Lim, Birgit Mayer-Koenig

    This book opens with an examination of values themselves, grappling with western assertions of individual human rights and the eastern emphasis on duties, and analysing selected Asian philosophical and religious traditions. Several case studies follow, on countries the Philippines, Japan, China,...

    Published June 4th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Contested Belonging

    An Indigenous People's Struggle for Forest and Identity in Sub-Himalayan Bengal

    By B. G. Karlsson

    Deals with the modern predicament of the Rabha (or Kocha) people, one of India;s indigenous peoples, traditionally practising shifting cultivation in the jungle tracts situated where the Himalayan mountains meet the plains of Bengal. When the area came under British rule and was converted into tea...

    Published May 14th 2000 by Routledge

  10. The Artificial Empire

    The Indian Landscapes of William Hodges

    By G. H. R. Tillotson

    The role of the visual arts in the assertion of European colonial power has been the subject of much recent investigation and redefinition. This book takes as a ground for discussion the representation of Indian scenery and architecture by British artists in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth...

    Published April 16th 2000 by Routledge