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  1. Spirituality in the Modern World

    Within Religious Tradition and Beyond

    Edited by Paul Heelas

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that during the last century, most especially during and since the 1960s, the language of spirituality has become one of the most significant ways in which the sacred has come to be understood and judged in the West, and, increasingly, elsewhere. Whether it is...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Religion, Law and Tradition

    Comparative Studies in Religious Law

    By Andrew Huxley

    This book brings together two scholarly traditions: experts in Roman, Jewish and Islamic law, an area where scholars tend to be familiar with work in each area, and experts in the legal traditions of South and East Asia, which have tended to be less interdisciplinary. The resulting mix produces new...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Women in the Hindu Tradition

    Rules, Roles and Exceptions

    By Mandakranta Bose

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This book accounts for the origin and evolution of the nature and roles of women within the Hindu belief system. It explains how the idea of the goddess has been derived from Hindu philosophical ideas and texts of codes of conduct and how particular models of conduct for mortal women have been...

    Published September 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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