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New and Published Books

  1. Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Consciousness in Indian Philosophy

    The Advaita Doctrine of ‘Awareness Only’

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This book focuses on the analysis of pure consciousness as found in Advaita Vedanta, one of the main schools of Indian philosophy. According to this tradition, reality is identified as Brahman, the world is considered illusory, and the individual self is identified with the absolute reality....

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics

    Rethinking the Nonhuman

    Edited by Neil Dalal, Chloë Taylor

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    To date, philosophical discussions of animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies have been dominated by Western perspectives and Western thinkers. This book makes a novel contribution to animal ethics in showing the range and richness of ideas offered to these fields by diverse Asian traditions....

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Material Culture and Asian Religions

    Text, Image, Object

    Edited by Benjamin Fleming, Richard Mann

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Hindu Pilgrimage

    Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

    By Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    In recent years, changes in religious studies in general and the study of Hinduism in particular have drawn more scholarly attention to other forms of the Hindu faith that are concretely embodied in temples, icons, artworks, rituals, and pilgrimage practices. This book analyses the phenomenon of...

    Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Health and Religious Rituals in South Asia

    Disease, Possession and Healing

    Edited by Fabrizio Ferrari

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Drawing on original fieldwork, this book develops a fresh methodological approach to the study of indigenous understandings of disease as possession, and looks at healing rituals in different South Asian cultural contexts. Contributors discuss the meaning of 'disease', 'possession' and 'healing' in...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Science and Religion

    One Planet, Many Possibilities

    Edited by Lucas F. Johnston, Whitney Bauman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahabharata (...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge