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New and Published Books

  1. Eastern Philosophy and Western Consumerism

    By Richard King

    This book explores the idea of ‘mind-creationism’: that consciousness has the capacity to create and transform the material reality that it experiences. Richard King discusses the roots of this idea in ancient Hindu and Buddhist thought, then shows how it has been appropriated and...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Wheel of Death

    Writings from Zen Buddhist and Other Sources

    By Philip Kapleau

    Originally published in 1972, this anthology examines death through the eyes of great Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu and Western masters. Instructions and specific rites are set forth to enable people to guide the mind of the dying through death and the Intermediate stage which follows. The sections of...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Indian Thought and Western Theism

    The Vedanta of Ramanuja

    By Martin Ganeri

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cosmopolitan Modernity in Early 20th-Century India

    By Sachidananda Mohanty

    This book presents an alternative view of cosmopolitanism, citizenship and modernity in early 20th-century India through the multiple lenses of mysticism, travel, friendship, art, and politics.It makes a key intervention in the understanding of cosmopolitan modernity based on the lives and...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge India

  5. Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Theistic Vedanta originated with Ramanuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Visistadvaita Vedanta and also an initiate of the Srivaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Sri, the Srivaisnavas established themselves through...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Swami Vivekananda

    A Contemporary Reader

    Edited by Makarand R. Paranjape

    Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) popularised Vedanta in the West and reformed Hinduism in India. He also inspired the mass movement that made India a modern nation. In showcasing his life and work, this Reader balances the two main aspects of his life: the religious and the secular, the spiritual and...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge India

  7. Epistemology in Classical India

    The Knowledge Sources of the Nyaya School

    By Stephen H Phillips

    In this book, Phillips gives an overview of the contribution of Nyaya--the classical Indian school that defends an externalist position about knowledge as well as an internalist position about justification. Nyaya literature extends almost two thousand years and comprises hundreds of texts, and in...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Nothingness in Asian Philosophy

    Edited by Jeeloo Liu, Douglas Berger

    A variety of crucial and still most relevant ideas about nothingness or emptiness have gained profound philosophical prominence in the history and development of a number of South and East Asian traditions—including in Buddhism, Daoism, Neo-Confucianism, Hinduism, Korean philosophy, and the...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Religious Cultures in Early Modern India

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, David Washbrook

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Religious authority and political power have existed in complex relationships throughout India’s history. The centuries of the ‘early modern’ in South Asia saw particularly dynamic developments in this relationship. Regional as well as imperial states of the period expanded their religious...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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