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  1. Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Yogi and the Devotee (Routledge Revivals)

    The Interplay Between the Upanishads and Catholic Theology

    By Ninian Smart

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1968, Ninian Smart’s The Yogi and the Devotee: The Interplay Between the Upanishads and Catholic Theology is based on lectures given in Delhi and explores in a novel way the relation between Hinduism and Christianity. The author puts forward a general theory of the relationship...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Classical Samkhya and Yoga

    An Indian Metaphysics of Experience

    By Mikel Burley

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Samkhya and Yoga are two of the oldest and most influential systems of classical Indian philosophy. This book provides a thorough analysis of the systems in order to fully understand Indian philosophy. Placing particular emphasis on the metaphysical schema which underlies both concepts, the author...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Religious Freedom in India

    Sovereignty and (Anti) Conversion

    By Goldie Osuri

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Drawing on the critical and theoretical concepts of sovereignty, biopolitics, and necropolitics, this book examines how a normative liberal and secular understanding of India’s religious identity is translatable by Hindu nationalists into discrimination and violence against minoritized religious...

    Published August 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition

    Salvific Space

    By Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific rewards. Focusing on religious, historical and sociological questions about the...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Desireless action is typically cited as a criterion of the liberated person in classical Indian texts. Contemporary authors argue with near unanimity that since all action is motivated by desire, desireless action is a contradiction. They conclude that desireless action is action performed without...

    Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Religion and Commodification

    'Merchandizing' Diasporic Hinduism

    By Vineeta Sinha

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Sustaining a Hindu universe at an everyday life level requires an extraordinary range of religious specialists and ritual paraphernalia. At the level of practice, devotional Hinduism is an embodied religion and grounded in a materiality, that makes the presence of specific physical objects (which...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology

    Kumarila on Perception: The 'Determination of Perception' Chapter of Kumarila Bhatta's <I>Slokavarttika </I>- Translation and Commentary

    By John Taber

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This is a translation of the chapter on perception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of the central texts of the Hindu response to the criticism of the logical-epistemological school of Buddhist thought. In an extensive commentary, the author explains the course of the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Genealogy of the South Indian Deities

    An English Translation of Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg's Original German Manuscript with a Textual Analysis and Glossary

    By Daniel Jeyaraj

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

    For the first time Genealogy of the South Indian Deities, the work of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the first Protestant missionary in India, is made accessible to an English readership. Originally published in 1713, the text reveals Ziegenbalg's ethos in the emerging European Enlightenment...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The History of Vegetarianism and Cow-Veneration in India

    By Ludwig Alsdorf

    Series: Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

    For the first time, this influential study by Ludwig Alsdorf is made available to an English speaking audience, translated by Bal Patil. It focuses on two of the most pertinent issues in Indian religion, the history of vegetarianism and cow-veneration, and its historical approach remains relevant...

    Published February 5th 2012 by Routledge