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  1. Filming the Gods

    Religion and Indian Cinema

    By Rachel Dwyer

    Filming the Gods examines the role and depiction of religion in Indian cinema, showing that the relationship between the modern and the traditional in contemporary India is not exotic, but part of everyday life. Concentrating mainly on the Hindi cinema of Mumbai, Bollywood, it also discusses...

    Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Performers and Their Arts

    Folk, Popular and Classical Genres in a Changing India

    Edited by Simon Charsley, Laxmi N. Kadekar

    Introduction Part I: Caste, Community and performance A ritual performance of Kerala, Vayala Vasudevan Pillai The Patuas of Bengal, Makbul Islam Bards and goddesses: The Pombalas in Tirupati, Anand Akundy Explorations in the art forms of the Cindu madigas in Andhra, Y A...

    Published May 29th 2006 by Routledge India

  3. A Social History of Indian Football

    Striving to Score

    By Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumdar

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A Social History of Indian Football covers the period 1850-2004. It considers soccer as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs - designed to fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. The book is concerned with the...

    Published April 18th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Perception, Politics and Security in South Asia

    The Compound Crisis of 1990

    By P. R. Chari, Pervias Iqbal Cheema, Stephen Philip Cohen

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This book provides a detailed examination of the compound crisis between India and Pakistan that brought the region to the brink of a nuclear war in 1990. Placing the crisis in the context of concurrent international events such as the fall of the Soviet Union, the authors draw out the lesson for...

    Published April 17th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons

    Vasubandhu's Refutation of the Theory of a Self

    By James Duerlinger

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    In this book, Vasubandhu's classic work Refutation of the Theory of a Self is translated and provided with an introduction and commentary. The translation, the first into a modern Western language from the Sanskrit text, is intended for use by those who wish to begin a careful philosophical study...

    Published April 17th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Empire and Neoliberalism in Asia

    Edited by Vedi R. Hadiz

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book analyzes the overall effect of American primacy on social and political conflicts in Asia, discussing how the post-Cold War American agenda does not promote democratization in the region, in contradiction to one of the major proclaimed aims of the proponents of the Pax Americana. This...

    Published April 17th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Coalition Politics and Hindu Nationalism

    Edited by Katharine Adeney, Lawrence Saez

    Series: Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

    This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government.Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  8. The Buddhist Unconscious

    The Alaya-vijñana in the context of Indian Buddhist Thought

    By William S. Waldron

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This is the story of fifth century CE India, when the Yogacarin Buddhists tested the awareness of unawareness, and became aware of human unawareness to an extraordinary degree. They not only explicitly differentiated this dimension of mental processes from conscious cognitive processes, but also...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Samkara's Advaita Vedanta

    A Way of Teaching

    By Jacqueline G Suthren Hirst

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Samkara (c.700 CE) has been regarded by many as the most authoritative Hindu thinker of all time. A great Indian Vedantin brahmin, Samkara was primarily a commentator on the sacred texts of the Vedas and a teacher in the Advaitin teaching line. This book serves as an introduction to...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  10. 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