Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog 2012

New Titles and Key Backlist

South Asia: Religion

  1. South Asian Religions

    Tradition and Today

    Edited by Karen Pechilis, Selva J. Raj

    The religious landscape of South Asia is complex and fascinating. While existing literature tends to focus on the majority religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, much less attention is given to Jainism, Sikhism, Islam or Christianity. While not nelecting the majority traditions, this ...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Studying Buddhism in Practice

    Edited by John S. Harding

    Series: Studying Religions in Practice

    This book introduces the rich realities of the Buddhist tradition and the academic approaches through which they are studied. Based on personal experiences of Buddhism on the ground, it provides a reflective context within which religious practices can be understood and appreciated. The engaging...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Religious Traditions in Modern South Asia

    By Jacqueline Suthren Hirst, John Zavos

    This book offers a contemporary approach to the study of religion in modern South Asia. It explores the development of religious ideas and practices in the region, giving students a clear and critical understanding of social, political and historical context. Part One takes a fresh look at some...

    Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. South Asian Buddhism

    A Survey

    By Stephen C. Berkwitz

    South Asian Buddhism presents a comprehensive historical survey of the full range of Buddhist traditions throughout South Asia from the beginnings of the religion up to the present. Starting with narratives on the Buddha’s life and foundational teachings from ancient India, the book proceeds to...

    Published June 28th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Religion in India

    A Historical Introduction

    By Fred W. Clothey

    Religion in India is an ideal first introduction to India's fascinating and varied religious history. Fred Clothey surveys the religions of India from prehistory and Indo-European migration through to the modern period. Exploring the interactions between different religious movements over time, and...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Introducing Hinduism

    By Hillary P. Rodrigues

    Series: World Religions

    Introducing Hinduism is the ideal starting point for students wishing to undertake a comprehensive study of this fascinating religion. This lively introduction explores the complexities of Hinduism, including its social structures, especially its caste system, its rituals and many scriptures, its...

    Published July 27th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Religions of South Asia

    An Introduction

    Edited by Sushil Mittal, Gene Thursby

    South Asia is home to many of the world's most vibrant religious faiths. It is also one of the most dynamic and historically rich regions on earth, where changing political and social structures have caused religions to interact and hybridise in unique ways. This textbook introduces the...

    Published February 15th 2006 by Routledge