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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 September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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,...

    To Be Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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 December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 January 30th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Dharma and Science in India

    Experiments with Sustainability

    By Pankaj Jain

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    The Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO) arose in the 1970s as a new movement looking at the economic and development needs of rural villages in the Indian Himalayas, and encouraging them to use local resources in order to open up new avenues to self-reliance. This...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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 March 30th 2015 by Routledge