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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 new and published books in the subject of South Asian Religion — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Debating 'Conversion' in Hinduism and Christianity

    By Ankur Barua

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ provide the central connecting theme running through this book. It focuses on the reasons offered by both sides to defend or oppose the possibility of these cross-border movements, and shows how these reasons...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Culture and Power in South Asian Islam

    Defying the Perpetual Exception

    Edited by Neilesh Bose

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    This book explores the myriad diversities of South Asian Islam from a historical perspective attuned to the lived practices of Muslims in various portions of South Asia, outside of Urdu, Persian, or Arabic language perspectives. These perspectives are, in some cases taken both from literal regions...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of...

    Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Tibetan Buddhism in Diaspora

    Cultural re-signification in practice and institutions

    By Ana Cristina O. Lopes

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The imperialist ambitions of China – which invaded Tibet in the late 1940s – have sparked the spectacular spread of Tibetan Buddhism worldwide, and especially in western countries. This work is a study on the malleability of a particular Buddhist tradition; on its adaptability in new contexts. The...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women in Pali Buddhism

    Walking the Spiritual Paths in Mutual Dependence

    By Pascale Engelmajer

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The Pali tradition presents a diverse and often contradictory picture of women. This book examines women’s roles as they are described in the Pali canon and its commentaries. Taking into consideration the wider socio-religious context and drawing from early brahmanical literature and epigraphical...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Religion, Heritage and the Sustainable City

    Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    By Yamini Narayanan

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion and Development

    The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

    By Farhan Mujahid Chak

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. It argues that the principal dilemma for Muslim polities is how to reconcile modernity and tradition. It discusses existing scholarship on the subject,...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site

    Bodh Gaya Jataka

    Edited by David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Bodh Gaya in the North Indian state of Bihar has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment. This book brings together the recent work of twelve scholars from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, art history, history, and religion – to highlight their...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi

    By Makarand R. Paranjape

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Who is responsible for the Mahatma’s death? Just one single, but determined, fanatic, the whole ideology of Hindu nationalism, the ruling Congress-led government whichfailed to protect him, or a vast majority of Indians and their descendants who considered Gandhi irrelevant? Such questions...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Hindu Pilgrimage

    Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

    By Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge