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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 March 24th 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...

    To Be Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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 May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 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 July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Early Asceticism in India

    Âjîvikism and Jainism

    By Piotr Balcerowicz

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    This book presents the beginnings of two ancient South Asian religions, Jainism and Ajivikism, as well as the close historical links between these two religious and ascetic traditions, which go back to the 5th and 6th century BCE. New light is thrown on the relations between the two founders of...

    To Be Published August 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians...

    To Be Published August 17th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    By James Stewart

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pali source materials do not encourage...

    To Be Published August 18th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Goddess Traditions in Tantric Hinduism

    History, Practice and Doctrine

    Edited by Bjarne Olesen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Sakta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of...

    To Be Published August 18th 2015 by Routledge