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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 December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published December 16th 2014 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...

    To Be Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 7th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia

    Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers

    Edited by Michel Boivin, Remy Delage

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book discusses the role of popular Islam in structuring individual and collective identities in contemporary South Asia. It identifies similarities and differences between the worship of saints and the pattern of religious attendance to tombs and mausoleums in South Asian Sufism and Shi`ism....

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 29th 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 April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 April 30th 2015 by Routledge