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  • Shamans in Asiaby Clark Chilson; Peter Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Shamans throughout much of Asia are regarded as having the power to control and coerce spirits. Many Asians today still turn to shamans to communicate with the world of the dead, heal the sick, and explain enigmatic events. To understand Asian religions, therefore, a knowledge of shamanism is essential. Shamans in Asia provides an introduction to... more...

  • Genealogy of the South Indian Deitiesby Daniel Jeyaraj

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    For the first time Genealogy of the South Indian Deities, the work of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the first Protestant missionary in India, is made accessible to an English readership. Originally published in 1713, the text reveals Ziegenbalg's ethos in the emerging European Enlightenment and his willingness to learn from the South Indians.... more...

  • Imagining Hinduismby Sharada Sugirtharajah

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Imagining Hinduism examines how Hinduism has been defined, interpreted and manufactured through Western categorizations, from the foreign interventions of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Orientalists and missionaries, to the present day. Sugirtharajah argues that ever since early Orientalists 'discovered' the ancient Sanskrit texts and the Hindu... more...

  • Explaining Mantrasby Robert A. Yelle

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Hindu Selves in a Modern Worldby Maya Warrier

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book explores devotional Hinduism in a modern context of high consumerism and revolutionised communications. It focuses on a fast-growing and high-profile contemporary Hindu guru faith originating in India and attracting a transnational following. The organisation is led by a vastly popular female guru, Mata Amritanandamayi, whom devotees worship... more...

  • The Jainsby Paul Dundas

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The Indian religion of Jainism, whose central tenet involves non-violence to all creatures, is one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas looks at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its history, sects, scriptures and ritual, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, defined themselves as a unique religious... more...

  • The Hindu Worldby Sushil Mittal; Gene Thursby

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    The Hindu World is the most complete, authoritative and up-to-date one-volume guide to Hindu faith and culture available today. With twenty-four dedicated chapters written by the world's leading Hinduism scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. The perfect reference for all students... more...

  • Bringing the Gods to Mindby Laurie L. Patton

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 85.00 US$ 68.00

    This elegantly written book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. In Bringing the Gods to Mind, Laurie Patton takes a new look at mantra as "performed poetry" and in five case studies draws a portrait of early Indian sacrifice that moves beyond the well-worn categories of "magic"... more...

  • Hinduism in Modern Indonesiaby Martin Ramstedt

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This book provides new data and perspectives on the development of 'world religion' in post-colonial societies through an analysis of the development of 'Hinduism' in various parts of Indonesia from the early twentieth century to the present. This development has been largely driven by the religious and cultural policy of the Indonesian central government,... more...

  • As's'ur is king! As's'ur is king!by S.W. Holloway

    BRILL 2002; US$ 214.00

    Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism was expressed by punitive measures such as "godnapping", and by the geographical focus and extent of the material support the Assyrians lavished on favoured polities. This work is devoted to Neo-Assyrian religious imperialism. more...