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  1. Rethinking Religion in India

    The Colonial Construction of Hinduism

    Edited by Esther Bloch, Marianne Keppens, Rajaram Hegde

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    This book critically assesses recent debates about the colonial construction of Hinduism. Increasingly scholars have come to realise that the dominant understanding of Indian culture and its traditions is unsatisfactory. According to the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia

    Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata

    By James Hegarty

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the greatest works of world literature and pivotal for the understanding of both Hindu traditions and wider society in ancient, medieval and modern South Asia. This book presents a new synthesis of philological, anthropological and cognitive-linguistic method and...

    Published August 30th 2011 by Routledge

  3. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy

    Perspectives on Reality, Knowledge, and Freedom

    By Bina Gupta

    An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India’s philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmanical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought,...

    Published August 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. Studying Hinduism in Practice

    Edited by Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    Drawing on personal experiences of Hinduism on the ground, this book provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. It conveys the rich realities of the Hindu tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. The chapters cover...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Tantric Mantras

    Studies on Mantrasastra

    By Andre Padoux

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Providing a systematic and complete overview of the highest scholarly quality on Tantric mantras in Hinduism, this book presents a summary on the nature of Tantric mantras, their phonetic aspect, structure and classifications. Additionally, it explains the metaphysical-theological nature of Tantric...

    Published May 18th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Anthropology of Religion

    Edited by Phillips Stevens Jr.

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    Religious belief is an extremely powerful motivator of human behaviour. Religious considerations permeate and influence all parts of a culture. Religious systems are universal in human cultures, around the world and through all stages of human history and prehistory. Of all academic approaches to...

    Published November 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Khecarividya of Adinatha

    A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga

    By James Mallinson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Describing one of the most important practices of hathayoga (khecarimudra), the Khecarividya of Adinatha is presented here to an English-speaking readership for the first time. The author, James Mallinson, draws on thirty Sanskrit works, as well as original fieldwork amongst yogins in India who use...

    Published March 31st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Yoga in the Modern World

    Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Mark Singleton, Jean Byrne

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Today yoga is a thoroughly globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the world by storm and is even seeing renewed popularity in India. Both in India and abroad, adults, children and teenagers are practicing yoga in diverse settings; gyms, schools, home, work, yoga studios and temples. The yoga...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Hindus

    Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition

    By Julius Lipner

    Series: The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices

    Julius Lipner’s Hindus is widely recognised as essential reading for everyone wishing to understand one of the world’s great religious traditions. Hinduism comprises the religion and culture of the great majority of the people of India, a country tipped to become a world superpower politically,...

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge

  10. Identity and Identification in India

    Defining the Disadvantaged

    By Laura Dudley Jenkins

    Can a state empower its citizens by classifying them? Or do reservation policies reinforce the very categories they are meant to eradicate? Indian reservation policies on government jobs, legislative seats and university admissions for disadvantaged groups, like affirmative action policies...

    Published November 17th 2009 by Routledge