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  1. 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 25th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Protestant Origins in India

    Tamil Evangelical Christians 1706-1835

    By D. Dennis Hudson

    Protestant Christianity was established as a religion of India when in 1706 missionaries from the the German Evangelical Church sponsored by the King of Denmark landed at the Danish factory in Tamil-speaking Tranquebar. An indigenous congregation soon developed, with worship and catechising in...

    Published July 21st 2000 by Routledge

  3. 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 7th 2000 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2000 by Routledge

  5. 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 5th 2000 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2000 by Routledge

  7. 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 17th 2000 by Routledge

  8. In the Shadow of the Mahatma

    Bishop Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India

    By Susan Billington Harper

    This is a biography of Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874-1945), bishop of the Anglican Church in India from 1912 until his death in 1945. His life sheds new light on the challenges and opportunities faced by religious minorities throughout the world today. As a Christian leader in a non-Christian...

    Published February 17th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Korea

    A Historical and Cultural Dictionary

    By Keith Pratt, Richard Rutt

    Series: Durham East Asia Series

    Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Korean civilisation from early times to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary...

    Published September 13th 1999 by Routledge

  10. Cold War in the High Himalayas

    The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

    By S Mahmud Ali, S. Mahmud Ali

    This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This...

    Published August 25th 1999 by Routledge