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  • Material Culture and Asian Religionsby Benjamin Fleming; Richard Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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 and popular culture, but it has contributed to the... more...

  • Inventing and Reinventing the Goddessby Sree Padma; Brenda Beck; Perundevi Srinivasan; Tracy Pintchman; Sasikumar Balasundaram; Vasudha Narayanan; Sree Padma; Neelima Shukla-Bhatt; R. Mahalakshmi; Caleb Simmons; Priya Kapoor

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 104.99

    The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...

  • Mahaviraby Manoj Jain; Demi

    World Wisdom, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence tells the remarkable story of Mahavira, a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today more than 2500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow... more...

  • A World United or a World Exploited?by Peter Price

    ATF Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The processes of globalisation are reshaping our world dramatically and rapidly. The great issues of our day emphasise that we are all in this together: startling inequalities, pressures on the environment, continuing hunger and poverty, climate change, economic integration, mass migrations, instant communications and recurring armed conflicts.How... more...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 23.99

    An informative study of Hindu history that moves swiftly but thoroughly through the ages, from the early emergence of the Vedic tradition, to developments in twentieth-century Hinduism. more...

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book. more...

  • Hinduismby Klaus K. Klostermaier

    Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 7.99

    In this clear and accessible introduction to Hinduism, Klaus K. Klostermaier offers a unique overview of a tradition that spans thousands of years. Explaining the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion, Klostermaier succeeds in capturing the rich diversity of rituals and gods that comprise Hinduism, whilst keeping the... more...

  • Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theologyby Ajay K. Rao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The R?m?yana of V?lm?ki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic?s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of literary culture, and replaced it with another, as... more...

  • A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient Worldby Rubina Raja; Jörg Rüpke

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. ? Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than... more...

  • The Living Goddessby Isabella Tree

    Eland Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu's Durbar Square lives Nepal's famous Living Goddess "a child as young as three who is chosen from a caste of Buddhist goldsmiths to watch over the country and protect its people. To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi (the universal goddess) and for centuries their Hindu kings have sought her blessing to legitimize... more...