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Forthcoming South Asian Religion Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Bhakti and Embodiment

    Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti

    By Barbara A. Holdrege

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The historical shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is accompanied by a shift from abstract, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from temporary...

    To Be Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Culture and Power in South Asian Islam

    Defying the Perpetual Exception

    Edited by Neilesh Bose

    Series: South Asian History and Culture

    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...

    To Be Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Dalit Women of Nepal

    Strategies of Resistance

    By Jung H. Lee

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book examines the strategies of resistance among the Dalit women of Nepal in their struggle against the social injustice of the caste system and related practices of "untouchability", particularly in regard to the ways in which these injustices lead to capability failures that diminish human...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Yoga in Jainism

    Edited by Christopher Chapple

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new, but rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, the term Yoga carries multiple levels of meaning, and this book explores the definitions, nuances and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy

    Edited by Peter Fluegel, Olle Qvarnstroem

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    Interest in Indian religion and comparative philosophy has increased in recent years, but despite this the study of Jaina philosophy is still in its infancy. This book looks at the role of philosophy in Jaina tradition, and its significance within the general developments in Indian philosophy....

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Scholar Intellectuals in Early Modern India

    Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, Christopher Minkowski, Anand Venkatkrishnan

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    In recent years, scholars from a wide range of disciplines have examined the revival in intellectual and literary cultures that took place during India’s ‘early modern’ centuries. This was both a revival as well as a period of intense disputation and critical engagement. It took in the relationship...

    To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya

    Edited by Megan Adamson Sijapati, Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

    Religion has long been a powerful cultural, social, and political force in the Himalayan region. Increased economic and cultural flows, growth in tourism, and new forms of governance and media, however, have brought significant changes to the culture, religion and society of this region situated...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is perhaps the world’s most complex and intricate society, and this complexity makes the production of knowledge of this nation intellectually challenging but also fascinating and absorbing. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India contains essays by the field’s foremost scholars who...

    To Be Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge