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  • Yoga Powersby Knut A. Jacobsen

    BRILL 2011; US$ 196.00

    The book offers a number of new insights in the history of yoga powers in the South Asian religious traditions, analyzes the position of the powers in the salvific process and in conceptions of divinity, and explores the rational explanations of the powers provided by the traditions. more...

  • Readings in Eastern Religionsby Harold Coward; Eva K. Neumaier; Ronald Neufeldt

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Developed principally for use in introductory courses in the study of religious traditions in the East, this anthology offers a selection of readings from primary texts of India, China and Japan. The selections are arranged both chronologically and thematically within religious traditions and include readings from Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism... more...

  • The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asiaby Ishtiaq Ahmed

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 53.95

    The notion of a ?politics of religion? refers to the increasing role that religion plays in the politics of the contemporary world. This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. The politics of religion calls into question the relevance of modernist... more...

  • The Self Possessedby Frederick M. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 69.99

    The Self Possessed is a multifaceted, diachronic study reconsidering the very nature of religion in South Asia, the culmination of years of intensive research. Frederick M. Smith proposes that positive oracular or ecstatic possession is the most common form of spiritual expression in India, and that it has been linguistically distinguished from... more...

  • Religious Traditions in Modern South Asiaby Jacqueline Suthren Hirst; John Zavos

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    This book offers a fresh approach to the study of religion in modern South Asia. It uses a series of case studies to explore the development of religious ideas and practices, giving students an understanding of the social, political and historical context. more...

  • South Asian Religionsby Karen Pechilis; Selva J. Raj

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    This valuable resource explores the important role which the minority traditions play in the religious life of the subcontinent. more...

  • Religions of South Asiaby Sushil Mittal; Gene Thursby

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    Written by a distinguished team of scholars, this book explores the contemporary religions of South Asia. Combining solid scholarship with clear and lively writing, chapters focus on Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and explain the history, practices, values and worldviews of each faith. more...

  • South Asian Religions on Displayby Knut A. Jacobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 49.95

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. This volume presents current research on this important phenomenon dealing with interpretations of the role of processions, the recent increase in processions and changes in the procession traditions. more...

  • Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacificby Gary D. Bouma

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    Religious diversity is now a social fact in most countries of the world. While reports of the impact of religious diversity on Europe and North America are reasonably well-known, the ways in which Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific are religiously diverse and the ways this diversity has been managed are not. This book addresses this lack of information... more...

  • Time, History and the Religious Imaginary in South Asiaby Anne Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    Religious imaginary is a way of conceiving and structuring the world within the conceptual and imaginative traditions of the religious. Using religious imaginary as a reference, this book analyses temporal ideologies and expressions of historicity in South Asia in the early modern, pre-colonial and early colonial period. more...