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- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99
This book provides a critical history of the distinctive tradition of Indian secularism known as Tolerance. Examining debates surrounding the activities of the Arya Samaj - a Hindu reform organization regarded as the exemplar of intolerance - it finds that Tolerance functioned to disengage Indian secularism from the politics of caste. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
This new collection examines the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India and the ways in which its Hindu nationalist agenda has been affected by the constraints of being a dominant member of a coalition government. Religious influence in contemporary politics offers a fertile ground for political-sociological analysis, especially in... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 40.99
In The Nay Science , Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee undertake a careful and rigorous hermeneutical approach to nearly two centuries of German philological scholarship on the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita . Analyzing the intellectual contexts of this scholarship, beginning with theological debates that centered on Martin Luther's solefidian... more...
- BRILL 2011; US$ 247.00
Bringing together Hiltebeitel's major essays on the the Mah?bh?rata, the R?m?ya?a, and the south Indian cults of Draupad? and K?tt???avar along with new articles written especially for this collection, this two volume work offers a comprehensive re-reading of the Indian epic tradition by the foremost scholar in Indian epic studies today. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
The six volume Psychology ann Religion set of the International Library of Psychology explores the interface between psychology and religion, looking at aspects of religious belief and mysticism as related to the study of human consciousness. Hindu Psychology looks at the relevance of Hindu belief systems and theories of perception for the West. more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99
This book aims to provide an understanding of "religious exoticism", and of the ways in which certain foreign religious practices and beliefs are disseminated and appropriated through contemporary practices of bricolage. more...
- Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 39.99
This book takes us on a pilgrimage to explore the Goddess Durga in ancient and contemporary culture. The mythology, rituals, philosophy, and spiritual practices of this distinctly female-centered and millennia-old tradition of Durga offer female potential and empowerment, focusing on peace, healing, spiritual liberation, and realization of inherent... more...
- Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 34.99
"A marvellous introductory text, well-organized and clearly written. The renditions of stories are readable and engaging." --Edward T. Gilday, Bowdoin College. "A delicious repast of stories, delightfully told and intended to satisfy our narrative appetites and nourish our moral sensibilities. Drawing upon tales from the Hindu epics,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
The representation of the Muslims as threatening to India's body politic is central to the Hindu nationalist project of organizing a political movement and normalizing anti-minority violence. Adopting a critical ethnographic approach, this book identifies the poetics and politics of fear and violence engendered within Hindu nationalism. more...