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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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 valuable resource also explores the important role which the minority... more...

  • Objects of Worship in South Asian Religionsby Knut A. Jacobsen; Mikael Aktor; Kristina Myrvold

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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 the devotees they may represent power regardless of... more...

  • Religions of South Asiaby Sushil Mittal; Gene Thursby

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    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 contemporary religions of South Asia, from the indigenous religions... more...

  • South Asian Religions on Displayby Knut A. Jacobsen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both in South Asia and in the South Asian Diaspora. Processions... 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...