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  1. 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 22nd 2002 by Routledge

  2. India-Pakistan in War and Peace

    By J. N. Dixit

    As the Kashmir dispute brings India and Pakistan ominously close to nuclear war this book provides a compelling account of the history and politics of these two great South Asian rivals. Like the Israel-Palestine struggle, the Indian-Pakistan rivalry is a legacy of history. The two countries went...

    Published August 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  3. Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics

    An Outline of Indian Non-Realism

    By Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    Based on original translations of passages from the works of three major thinkers of the classical Indian school of Advaita (Sankara, Vacaspati and Sri Harsa), but addressing issues found in Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein and contemporary analytic philosophers, this book argues for a...

    Published July 25th 2002 by Routledge

  4. The Religious Traditions of Asia

    Religion, History, and Culture, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joseph Kitagawa

    This essential student textbook consists of seventeen sections, all written by leading scholars in their different fields. They cover all the religious traditions of Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Tibet, and East Asia. The major traditions that are described and discussed are (from...

    Published July 25th 2002 by Routledge

  5. The Resonance of Emptiness

    A Buddhist Inspiration for Contemporary Psychotherapy

    By Gay Watson

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This work presents an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and practice as a potential resource for an approach to psychotherapy which is responsive to the needs of its time and context, and attempts to open up a three-way dialogue between Buddhism, psychotherapy and contemporary discourse to reveal...

    Published July 18th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Ships and the Development of Maritime Technology on the Indian Ocean

    Edited by Ruth Barnes, David Parkin

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Recognising the fundamental role both of shipping communities and the technologies crafted and shared by them, this book explores the types of ships, methods of navigation and modes of water-borne trade in the Indian Ocean region and the way they affected the development of distinctive settlements...

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge

  7. The Rishi of Bangladesh

    A History of Christian Dialogue

    By Dr Cosimo Zene, Cosimo Zene

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines...

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Balti-English / English-Balti Dictionary

    By R. K. Sprigg

    This book is based on the Khapalu and Skardu dialects of Balti, a member of the Tibeto-Burman family, spoken in Baltistan. The work is distinguished by its phonetic acuity, particularly important in the case of Balti, whose importance to the Tibeto-Burman and Sino-Tibetan comparatists is its close...

    Published April 25th 2002 by Routledge

  9. The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia

    By Gyanesh Kudaisya, Tan Tai Yong

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book draws upon new theoretical insights and fresh bodies of data to historically reappraise partition in the light of its long aftermath. It uses a comparative approach by viewing South Asia in its totality, rather than looking at it in narrow 'national' terms. As the first book to focus on...

    Published April 18th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

    By James Egge

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    Demonstrates that Buddhists appropriated the practice, vocabulary, and ideology of sacrifice from Vedic religion, and discusses the relationship of this sacrificial discourse to ideas of karma in the Pali canon and in early Buddhism....

    Published March 21st 2002 by Routledge